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Raena’s Foremothers: Cowboy Bebop

I discovered the space bounty hunter anime Cowboy Bebop at a Japanese pop culture lecture at the Dolby Center in the 90s. The presenter (whose name I’m forgetting now) didn’t play any of the show beyond the intro segment, with … Continue reading

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Creating Nonbinary Characters

When I started creating the characters for the Templar novels, I knew I wanted the crew of the Veracity to include a variety of different sorts of people. Mykah, the human captain with his topiary facial hair, came to me first. His … Continue reading

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Raena’s Foremothers: Leia Organa

It wasn’t until I started writing these essays teasing out the influences behind my space opera trilogy that I even considered the large shadow cast by Princess Leia. At first, I thought Leia’s chief impact on Raena’s story was the torture scene … Continue reading

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Raena’s Foremothers: Zoe Washburne

I didn’t watch Firefly when it was initially broadcast.  I sat down and watched maybe half of “The Train Job,” but the corny accents and all the talking turned me off.  Besides, it had come highly recommended by a friend … Continue reading

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Raena’s Foremothers: Doctor Cyn Sharpe

One of the biggest influences on Raena Zacari is a character developed by my friend Martha Allard.  She’s the creator of Doctor Cyn Sharpe, a human medic who got caught up in the War against the Empire. In the canon, … Continue reading

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