In the years that followed, I've written a lot of science fiction, and a lot of songs. But rarely have the two been interconnected. Last year, though, I wrote a the lyrics to "If I Traveled to the Past," a time travel love song, for which John Anealio wrote the music and recorded this demo.
And, also last year, I wrote a story that I had come with just the title of nearly 20 years ago: "Sam's Requests". It's like nothing else I've ever written - a story about a battle in deep space in the distant future, connected to music here on Earth in the early 1960s. The 15-year old in me and my present self were delighted when Buzzy Mag accepted it for publication, where you can read it, here, any time, for free. You've heard of space opera? I think of "Sam's Requests" as space rock 'n' roll.
Enjoy ... and I think I'm going to listen to David Bowie's "Space Oddity" now.