Geek Culture, Writing and Other Junk from Writer C. A. Wilke
Speculative Miscellany


Good Intentions: Is WikiLeaks Paving the Road to Hell?

I think most of us grow up with the notion that good always triumphs over evil. Even if evil seems to win in the near term, good wins out in ...
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Beam me up!

Freestyle Friday: Swiggity Swaggity Swag for 5-3-2019

Whoops! Missed the last two Freestyle Fridays! While I was on vacation for the first, I just kinda missed last week. I’ll try not to let that happen again. I’ve ...
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Sarper Baran's Portal Forest

Lakeside Gate, a 20TweetTales SciFi Story

A few weeks ago, while browsing ArtStation, Sarper Baran's piece Portal Forest stuck out and reminded me of the science fiction Stargate franchise. Of course, while the small portal on ...
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Future Man is a kick in the nuts, it’s also pretty good scifi

Every so often a SciFi show comes along that either redefines the genre or dramatically ups the bar for amazing TV. Shows like this combine jaw dropping effects with complex ...
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Freestyle Friday: All Aboard the Swag-Train for 4-12-2019

Back again for another Freestyle Friday for some swag. Don't worry, I gotcha. As for me, I made some good progress. Got 2 and a half chapters done on Scarlet ...
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Space Tourism: A Little Vacay In The Outer Atmo

Are we finally seeing the dawn of the age of space tourism? A little over twenty years ago, the Ansari XPRIZE sent a shot of adrenaline into the virtually nonexistent ...
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Frickin' Laser Beams

Freestyle Friday: Stuff, Stuff, Stuffy-Stuff for 4-5-2019

Well, this week went fast. And yeah, I wussed out and didn’t do a blog post for Monday. I kind of feels bad, but not really. I will try to ...
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Glacier by Joe Hill

Glacier, a 20TweetTales Fantasy Story

Haven't done a 20TweetTales for a little while. Actually wrote Glacier a while ago, just never posted it. This fantasy story was partially inspired, at least thematically, by my most ...
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Um, I think self-replicating robots might not be the best idea.

Freestyle Friday: Your weekly smattering of swag for 3-29-2019

Another Freestyle Friday, that's two in a row, woohoo! Hey, don't judge. I get excited about the little things. My week's been fairly decent. Got to watch a baseball game ...
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Us-A Tale of Two Lupitas

It’s not often I get to go see a movie on opening weekend, but when I do, it needs to be a treat. This particular movie did not let me ...
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