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Midnight Crop Inspection

Midnight Crop Inspection

A Short Excerpt from Chapter One of A Bone to Pick By Jan S. Gephardt “What is that dark thing in Bonita’s quinoa patch?” XK9 Shady Jacob-Belle dialed her vocalizer low, flattened her ears, and growled. Unease slithered in her gut. She drew back from the balcony’s railing. Her mate Rex had been gazing toward the starry nighttime sky-windows with a dreamy look on his furry black face. Now he crouched beside her in the shadows, tense and focused. He…

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Interior design of the future

Interior design of the future

By Jan S. Gephardt I drew most of this material from a post on my own blog, published in 2016. But as far as I can tell, my points about the interior design of the future–at least, as portrayed in movies and on TV–remain valid. When I was deciding how to depict life on Rana Station, one question I needed to answer was, “what do Ranan homes look like?” I’m a visual person, and I write for people with good…

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Welcome to Rana Station

Welcome to Rana Station

By Jan S. Gephardt This is a re-post and update of a blog post that originally ran on Jan S. Gephardt’s blog “Artdog Adventures” last summer. Welcome to Rana Station! We thought you might enjoy a glimpse of how she designed the XK9s’ space station home. Rex, Shady, and the rest of the Orangeboro Pack, the sapient police dogs in my science fiction novels, live in a space station that is almost a character in its own right. That’s partially because…

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