Randal L. Schwartz
I’ve been a professional technical writer for three decades, having written 250 magazine articles and contributed to a dozen best-selling books under my own name, and a shelf-full of books as writer-for-hire before that. (You might know me as “Just another Perl hacker”.)
But I’ve read (and watched) a lot of SF over the years, and have a few stories inside me to tell. Having been a guest at Dragon*Con the past few years, I’ve bumped into other authors and been encouraged to try my hand at the slightly-more-fictional technical writing. In preparation for that, I’m posting little snippets here to get feedback and practice at shifting from my own comfortable book/column style to the slightly less familiar narrative style.
FEEDBACK IS MOST WELCOME, and very appreciated. Please be brutal.