Silently Gen cursed the failing fabrication systems on the aging drop ship as well as his hurried Observer indoctrination. He hadn’t planned on being an Observer. The ship was running dangerously short on personnel, and the recruiter’s description of Observer work intrigued his biologist sensibilities. Of course, Gen wanted to help reclaim his world from the ultimate adaptable killer his kind had created. Of course he would help. It had all sounded so organized, so analytical-—so safe.
Janet Freeman is a lifelong inhabitant of Washington, though she occasionally strays elsewhere. With engineering degrees from MIT and Caltech, she worked in product development for more than two decades and produced copious corporate fiction. She now writes science and science fiction with some attempts at humor. Her blog focuses on brain science, with an emphasis on Alzheimer’s, autism and memory. She credits cousin Mary Rosenblum (previous Clarion West student and instructor) with renewing her interest in writing.
"Her Hands," poem, Today's Caregiver magazine "Preserving the Memory," science article, Analog magazine July/August 2009. "Progeny," flash story in 10Flash Quarterly magazine "Non-Native Species," hard sf short story, Analog, date TBD.
I lean towards hard science fiction short stories and science articles, but I do indulge in other forms. A couple of concepts for novels are also insisting I pay attention to them.
I intend to average 500 words per day of sf flash, short stories or novel chapters--whichever yells the loudest when I'm at the keyboard.