Quentin On Mars Plus #Trans Cardstack

Friday RecommendsRemember Dark Shadows? Remember David Selby who played Quentin Collins? (I know Jane does!) He has a blog! So cool!

What I’m reading now — Among the story elements sure to grab my attention are these: geeks, survival under difficult conditions, and Mars. So OF COURSE I’m reading THE MARTIAN by Andy Weir. I actually bought it. Yes, with money and all. It’s a feast! My only quibble so far is that they had potatoes with them so they could celebrate Thanksgiving, and I think it should have been sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving. But he didn’t ask me.

I’m lucky that I have a dear transgender friend who doesn’t mind answering my ignorant questions. In case you aren’t that lucky, and you have questions about gender identity, here’s a great cheat sheet. The more we know, the better we are.


A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: If you were a scientist on Mars, what would you want to spend payload weight on to celebrate Thanksgiving?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Quentin On Mars Plus #Trans Cardstack

  1. Jane

    September 25, 2015 at 8:23am

    Payload considerations and all, I’d pick the biggest turkey feather I could find. C’mon, there’s NOTHING more important than payload $$$!

    Thanks for the Selby shoutout. You know he named his son Jamison, don’t you?

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      Marian Allen

      September 25, 2015 at 8:29am

      Awwwwww, “Jamison”. That’s so cute! The character or the booze? Oh, wait, that would be Quentin who would name his son after booze.

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