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Hard Sci Fi and Romance?

Readers of romances and hard sci fi are very different. So mixing the two up is inevitably alienating of of your reader groups. Right?

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AI and Peace

Timo Honkela was working on AI and Peace. Wow!

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Meeting Japanese Ambassador Horinouchi

Honored to meet his excellency ambassador Horinouchi of Japan.

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Strong Women

In Can Machines Bring Peace? there are many strong women in the story, but a male protagonist.

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Can an Author Have a Favorite Character?

Someone asked me if I had a favorite character in Can Machines Bring Peace? Ouch!

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Wonderful Surprises when Writing

Creating and designing the characters was a real joy. And full of surprises.

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A Diverse Cast

My novel Can Machines Bring Peace? has a wide range of characters. Every protagonist deserves companions, because no one can go at it alone.

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Ontdekkingen in de muziek

Als wethouder kreeg ik de bijzondere gelegenheid om bij de lokale zender Midvliet.nl een uur muziek te mogen presenteren. Ik kwam recent die playlist weer tegen. Het leek mij leuk te delen. Een radioavond uit januari 2018.

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World Building and the Little Things that Matter

Once you build a world for a novel, you need to fill in more and more details. Like currency. Because the characters talk about paying for food or services, about salaries, rent and other mundane things, I had to actually set prices.

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Can Machines Vote?

Artificial intelligence is making an appearance in business and in politics. I considered the question: “Can Machines Vote?” as a reaction on Alan Turing’s “Can Machines Think?”.