By Sara Light-Waller Fans of classic science fiction are undoubtedly familiar with E. E. “Doc” Smith’s Lensmen series (published from approximately 1937-1954). The books are ultimate space operas where massive fleets harness the power of suns as directed energy weapons and full-size planets as projectiles. The heroes are hard-hitting space warriors, spies, and telepaths in […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
by Sara Light-Waller A ROCKETEER reader suggested the topic for this month’s From the Drafting Table column — changes in book and magazine font styles during the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Of course, this is a huge topic and I will cover only a small section of it, the common fonts used in the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
by Sara Light-Waller Pulp novels are great and adding illustrations makes them even better. Copying masterful artists is an old tradition that helps support and develop an artist’s skills. I’ve been a pen and ink artist for more than thirty years. I also enjoy scratchboard, but use it more rarely. I’ve copied many artist’s works, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Sara Light-Waller “Day again — one hundred and seventy dragging hours of throttling, humid heat. An interminable period of monotony lived in eternal mists, swirling with sluggish dankness, enervating, miasmatic, pulsant with the secret whisperings of mephitic life-forms. That accounted for the dull existence of a Venusian trader, safe in the protection of his […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
by Sara Light-Waller Perhaps the strangest vision of the planet Venus comes from the Thunderbolts Project, a joint study of Comparative Mythology, Cosmology, and Plasma Physics by David Talbott and Wallace Thornhill. This revolutionary synthesis of ancient testimony, high-energy plasma experiments, and space age discoveries suggests that ancient myths and legends have their true origins […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
A few weeks ago, Sara was asked to give a small talk about women authors in science fiction that inspired her. The livestream is now available along with the slides shown during the talk. You can listen here: Author, Sara Light-Waller, talks about her influences from the pulp age to the modern day.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Landscape has received another 5 Star review. The gentleman is himself an author of pulp space opera so the review is even more meaningful. He’s posted it on Amazon and on his blog, Pulp Den. Here’s an excerpt… “Right out of the pulp magazines of the 1930s & ‘40s, the author spins her tale of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Lucina Press (that’s me!) attended their first science fiction convention today to great results. But before we get to that, let’s recap. Landscape of Darkness: A Novelette of the Space Patrol has been in print since January 15th, 2018. Since then it has been featured on the Rodney’s Saga Blog and had a wonderful “coming […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Author, Sara Light-Waller, visits the Rodney’s Saga blog today talking about her new book – Landscape of Darkness. The first five people to comment on the post will win a free copy of the book. Hurry, hurry! Here’s an excerpt: “We need to remember that humanity can do its own saving.” Landscape of Darkness: Creating […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
PURPOSE OF THE PRESS Lucina is named for the Roman goddess of childbirth, who brought forth children in a bust of light. Creation of any sort brings a burst of joy, of light (energetic), and of creativity. In today’s world the joy of creativity is shrouded. We hear and see a world that is rapidly […]Continue Reading... No Comments.