Sci-Fi Writer’s Dilemma Solved

On top of Cle Curbo’s 1st Place win in Sci-Fi last year (2021), his next Sci-Fi book is a fantastic thriller, Quest for Sylvane. If you’re looking for action, this one has it. Here’s more about it, the back cover blurb.

To prevent alien rule on Earth, Sylvane Langtree enlists Bert Bostin, an innocent and naive Earthman. Speeding to warn Watchers Council of Earth’s takeover, Sylvane is abducted by Farian, who insists she is the missing third goddess of his planet, Esthar. The ultra-secretive Rieceh grab Sylvane and whisk her to distant beta-Goltim to lure Farian. Evading Rieceh agents on beta-Goltim, Sylvane flees, only to fall into a trap set by Farian, who sends her to sleep in an ancient castle on Esthar until Queen Iiana grows in power. Bert rescues Sylvane but is caught by the Hag. As Sylvane transforms into goddess, she realizes that only her power can save the Earth.

Other exciting fiction currently available.

Strange Adventures in Distant Realms, Sactowriters Podcast

The interview of Cle Curbo, award winning author of “In the Garden of Mistress Bloom,” a collection of five short stories that won 1st Place in Sci-Fi in 2021 (see, Writer’s Digest, May/June issue, 2022). Follow Cle Curbo on link

The interview is here at

A Twist in the Path Experimental

How does a rocket scientist get thrust and ISP all in a single engine? Answer: they don’t. These tests and turns in the search for perfect Ascender propulsion depend on five aspects of the final prototype, a Symphony Engine. At different flight regimes the engine delivers electrical power or extra thrust needed to attain sufficient orbital altitude.

Surreal and Giggly

This one was fun to write. Five short stories, four of them definitely sci-fi, and the fifth one is arguably so. Though published in 2014, the book got kudos in 2021, when it took 1st Place in Sci-Fi for self-published e-books in a Writer’s Digest contest. See, the May/June, 2002 issue of Writer’s Digest to catch their blurb on the book. Here’s one of many places to get it:

ML Hamilton Speaks on Publishing

Join us via Zoom on Monday, April 11, 2022 from 7-9:00 p.m. PacificTime. We’re in California, but you could be anywhere. Zoom address is on page one and two of the Sacramento Suburban Writers Club April, 2022 Newsletter. ML Hamilton is the author of 60 books over the last eleven years. I calculate that’s one book every two months, and she’s had 300,000 sales. She’ll tell us a bit about how to currently publish your work.