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A blog of sci-fi ideas for the taking.

My father always has been a font of loose invention ideas. He offers one like he wants someone to run with it. Some are simple, some elaborate, some very practical, some over the top. All would make the world better. He starts with a, “You know what the world needs?” and then concludes with a wink and a, “But no one ever listens to me.”

I’m the same with story ideas. I feel like I produce too many for little old me.

Why not share?

So, this is what I offer the world in a blog, this is it: An ideas font.

This blog presents my loose ideas for meshing science fiction (and other speculative fiction) with crime suspense thrillers angles. Some are simple, some elaborate, some very practical, some over the top. All would make the world better. If you see anything you like, run with it. If you want to discuss, expand on or dissect, leave comments. We have room for your ideas too. Let’s make this a give-and-take forum. Be nice.

The impractiality of time travel
My greater question regarding time travel does not ask whether it is possible but whether it is practical. I touch
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The religion of artificial intelligence immortality
A few years ago I got a chance to chat with the strangely brilliant Martine Rothblatt, the Florida near-billionaire who
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The Unidentified Whatevers striptease
In the past couple of years the U.S. federal government and military have been dancing a long, slow striptease regarding
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The dark side of DART
I am deeply intrigued by the possibilities of NASA’s DART mission, which recently crashed a 1,300-pound probe into an asteroid
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Waiting for Ian’s wrath
Thoughts from the storm's path, as I write from Orlando, Florida, in the days before the arrival of Hurricane Ian.
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Diamonds: a story teller’s new BFF
In my old hometown in Ohio there’s a company that manufactures industrial synthetic diamonds, useful in a thousand different applications
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Magic versus science
Anthropologists tell us that humankind has generally embraced three fundamental explanations for the universe: magic, religion, and science. I love
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Portrait of Scott Michael Powers


Author and blogger Scott Michael Powers lives and writes in Orlando, Florida. He traded a long career as a political journalist to write about more reasonable topics, such as UFOs, murders, conspiracies, and ghosts, as a novelist and short story writer.

Amazon review of “The Thirteenth Floor” from Janelle I

Quick reads are often fun when done right! This one nails it in about 20 minutes or so with some fantastic imagery … one quite poetic considering the character’s unsavory transgressions. And the ending leaves the reader to interpret its meaning in a couple of different ways.

Amazon review of “The Brazilian Millionaire’s Butler” from Kristin

An intriguing story that asks “whatever happened to…” a famous literary character. Woven around the city of Brazil, Powers tells a tale of deceit and lies, but the real story is, who’s telling the truth in the end?

Amazon review of “The Thirteenth Floor” from John Hope

For those who love quirky, little ghost stories, this is a good one. The author’s dark sense of humor shines bright, with sassy dialog and entertaining twists. Highly recommended!

Amazon review of The Roswell Swatch from Robert Cortes

Got this book in time for Christmas and immediately started reading it. I could not put it down and ended up reading it in record time. Scott does a wonderful job in putting it all together for an exciting finish. Can’t wait for the next one.

Amazon review The Roswell Swatch from Mary Jane

If the Roswell incident fascinates you like it does me, you need to read The Roswell Swatch. Scott Michael Powers, veteran newspaper journalist has written a fast paced story with all the ingredients, a strong female protagonist, a zany conspiracy partner, government bad guys, and crooked scientists. A perfect Christmas present!

Amazon review of The Roswell Swatch from Amazon Customer

The interesting title caught my eye….bought it for a travel book….couldn’t put it down…..there were several story lines throughout the book that kept it interesting…and some of the flashbacks brought perspective….sometimes sci fi books can get way out there….this book kept everything within the realm of believability…….can’t wait for Mr. Powers next book.

Amazon review of “The Brazilian Millionaire’s Butler” from K Pelham

A luminous American party girl of modest means pursues her dreams, which don’t necessarily include love, with a man of much wealth and little character. Imaginative, moving, and intriguing, this tale follows the efforts of a servant to use his psychic gifts to protect her from the intrigues of her new husband. Scott Michael Powers writes with poise and polish, and gives us a gem of story.