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Lizard Brain is a shared blog about Science Fiction and Fantasy from Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck.

Archive for December 2012

Work Process

12.13.12
by Ty Franck

Our good friend Max told me he was building a flow chart of the James Corey writing process.  Now, Max is a smart guy, and a guy with significant technical skills, so I was thinking this could get pretty complicated.  Two writers, working from outline with multiple editing passes?  That could be tough to flowchart out. The one Max sent to me is a bit simplified, and I’m not sure how often we actually make the right choice on the […]

Wild Cards at Tor

12.13.12
by Daniel Abraham

Coming soon at Tor.com, a brand new otherwise unpublished Wild Cards story with spiffy, spiffy art.

It’s Not Really Fan Art When You’re a Professional

12.10.12
by Daniel Abraham

First the SMBC panel.  Now this.  I’ll tell you, it’s been a good week.  

A Brief Aside For Science

12.08.12
by Daniel Abraham

So I read this morning about folks who are taking what seems to me the only sane path toward strong AI:  making something that does what brains do, and seeing what happens. I have a few reactions to this on the general subject of neuroscience and cognitive theories.  The first is Woo hoo!  I love science.  I love the systematic discovery of how the universe works and what it does, and especially the counterintuitive parts where it turns out nothing […]

The Coolest James SA Corey Thing Ever

12.06.12
by Daniel Abraham

Zach Weiner, one-man god of Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, on me and Ty: How true, how true….

New Clarkesworld Article Up

12.01.12
by Daniel Abraham

Take a look.