Friday, March 22, 2013

Cindy Borgne Discusses Wormholes, Ninja News, Celebrating Small Things, Mini-Alex and his Peeps, Special Thanks, and Movie Quotes Trivia

Today I welcome fellow science fiction author, Cindy Borgne!

Wormholes:

In my first book “Seer of Mars”, the main reason for mankind coming to Mars is a long-term project to reach an Earth-like planet called Hinun in the Cancri fifty-five system, which is almost identical to our solar system. Someone told me that it sounded so Star Wars-ish like the Dagobah system.

However, Mars and Cancri 55 are real places, and for the sequel “Visionary of Peace”, I needed to answer a question. How do they plan to reach Hinun? Finally, I settled on using a wormhole for travel purposes - maybe because they’re more artistic.

Although a wormhole has never been created, they aren’t just something from science fiction. The theory for them is based in physics. This led to the challenge of my characters creating the first wormhole in the most difficult of circumstances. Early attempts were less than impressive. At first, my physicists ended up generating small, unpredictable wormholes only capable of lasting for a few seconds in a lab.

No such thing as a small wormhole you say? According to astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, “wormholes may exist in quantum foam, the smallest environment in the universe. Here, tiny tunnels constantly blink in and out of existence, momentarily linking separate places and time.”

Yet even small wormholes don’t run on thin air and need something to generate them. I needed exotic matter – another conceptual aspect of physics. Where could I get this stuff? When reading the definitions for exotic matter.

Exotic Matter: Any kind of matter that is not made up of baryons (protons and neutrons) and has both negative energy density and negative pressure or tension that exceeds the energy density.

How rambling is that?

However, the biggest problem with the small, short-term wormhole is that it has no use in reaching Hinun. Still, I couldn’t let the dream of reaching Hinun die for my long suffering characters. I needed something more and I found it.

Thanks for having me today, Alex.

Find Cindy - Blog, Website, Twitter, Goodreads, and Amazon
And her books - Visionary of Peace and Seer of Mars

Ninja News

Angela Brown’s book, Frailties of the Bond, is now available – congratulations, Angela!

Kelley Lynn’s book, Fraction of Stone, was released on Thursday! Congratulations, Kelley.
She’s on her blog tour right now and you can win a copy of her book. Check her site for details.


Misha Gericke announced the categories for this month’s Paying it Forward Awards:
Blogger Who Makes the Bloggosphere Amazing
Blogger With Unrivaled Determination
Blogger With Amazing Team Spirit
Blogger Who Brightens Every Day
Visit her blog to cast your nominations now!

And for VikLit’s “Celebrating the Small Things,” I have two things I'm celebrating!
First, this is post number 600. Whoa!
Second, I have over 1800 followers now. Double whoa!!


Mini-Alex and His Peeps

Mini-Alex may not get out much, but he does have friends!

Here he is hanging with his peeps, admiring Robyn Alana Engel’s book, Just the Right Time!


And it’s really cold today, so he hopes his scarf arrives soon.

Special Peeps

I want to mention two special ladies.

As I’ve noted before, my guest post guidelines state that I only allow blogger buddies.

I get requests every week, and I’m polite when I explain my guidelines and why. Most I never hear from again. One guy unfollowed me immediately.

However, two ladies, once I explained how it works, decided to become my blogger buddies. Two out of hundreds.

Joylene Nowell Butler and Sandra Ulbrich Almazan, I want to thank you for taking that step. You two can guest post anytime you like!

Movie Trivia

Movie quotes today – all science fiction! Name the movie – and the actor/character if you can:

1 – “If this is foreplay, I’m a dead man.”

2 – “The Fourth of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day when the world declared in one voice, ‘We will not go quietly into the night…’”

3 – “His pattern indicates two-dimensional thinking.”

4 – “Can I ask you a personal question? Have you ever retired a human by mistake?”

5 - “I just want to know that it’s really happening.”

Ready to read Cindy's books? Nominating someone for the Paying it Forward Awards? Ready to hang with Mini-Alex and his Peeps? And know any of the trivia answers?


132 comments:

A.J. Walker said...

It's freezing in England too! The mercury is hovering at around 1 degree Celsius.

Brinda said...

The wormhole thing is all very mind-boggling. :0

Mini Alex looks like he's having a great time.

shelly said...

Oh boy! I'm third to answer today. Yay!

Its cold in Florida this morning, too.

Loved the wormhole education. So cool.

Hugs and chocolate,
Shelly

Melissa Bradley said...

I haven't been this far up the post chain in forever. :)

Adding Cindy's books to my list, they sound absolutely brilliant.

Yay to Joylene and Sandra, being a blog buddy of yours is one of the best things about our community.

Happy Friday, have an epic weekend!

J.L. Murphey said...

I like wormholes big and small. They are a quick step through to my alternate reality.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Cindy's book sounds exciting and well researched. Glad you have two more blogger buddies and mini Alex and hi peeps look quite happy with themselves. The movie trivia choices made me laugh.

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Can you believe the weather in NC? Feels like winter. And a record low temperature here in the Charlotte area this morning.

Love Mini-Alex. :)

Wormholes are fascinating. I wouldn't ever be able to understand the science behind them enough to be able to pull off writing one into a story, though! Looks like you've done a great job, Cindy.

randi lee said...

I'd recognize number two anywhere. Independence Day is on my top five all time favorite movie list!!

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

It's chilly here in FL this morning, but it will definitely warm up later, which I and the the tortoises will appreciate. :)

And I believe #2 is INDEPENDENCE DAY. Love that movie.

Lexa Cain said...

I adore SF, but Cindy's post reminds me of why I don't write it -- all that scientific world-building is too hard! But congrats to Cindy (and all SF authors) for being so smart and giving us fans great stuff to read.

Yay for the 600th post and 1800 followers - WOW!

1 - ?
2 - Independence Day
3 - Star Trek?
4 - I Robot
5 - ?
(I'm not very good at this, am I? lol)

ediFanoB said...

Whenever I read about wormholes DEEP SPACE NINE comes up in my mind.

Seer of Mars and Visionary of Peace sound interesting and I added them to my list.

Susanne Drazic said...

Mini Alex has some cute peeps to hang out with. ; )

Have a great weekend!

Sandra Almazan said...

Thanks for sharing your knowledge of wormholes with us, Cindy. I look forward to reading more about them in your book--and seeing what else your characters come up with.

Alex, I was pleasantly surprised by the mention. It's been harder lately to find the time for commenting, but I needed the nudge to make it more of a priority. As for the guest post, I plan to work on it next Friday, since work is closed and daycare is open. ;)

baygirl32 said...

those are some great numbers Alex!

1. Coccoon
2. independace day
3 star trek
4. blade runner
5. ? no idea

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hi, Alex,

I actually know one of the trivia questions.

first one. Steve Guttenberg... Cocoon.

Todays's my last day of internet for a while.... at least until Monday when I can get to a B&N.... NOOOO! On the plus side I might be able to FINISH my rewrites, crtis and get back to my Novella. I DON'T want to disappear again and I WON'T but I will have limited wifi an therefore limited time blogging. BUMMER.... I am freaked about it, but it's a choice between staying warm in Florida OR FREEZING in Chicago....

CONGRATS to ANGELA and KELLEY! ALL THE BEST!

CONGRATS ON YOUR 1800! That is so AWESOME! I am still inching my way to 700 ... perhaps in the A-Z.... NOW that will be challenging with limited wifi access. I believe there is a library near to where I will be staying and if it's close by, I will go every morning in April to visit blogs for a few hours. I had hoped to get half of my A-Z done these past few days but.... other stuff got in the way. Thankfully I can WRITE them and schedule posts by the previous week. Doing a few this morning ..... A first for me! LOL. I usually write them the night before they are due.

Tina said...

I'm not awake yet, but I'd recognize ANY line from Independence Day. His speech to the pilots gives me goosebumps every single time I watch it, with has been close to 100. Whenever I get frustrated with the state of our nation, I like to watch the White House blow up. And of course there's Jeff Goldblum and Will Smith, two of my favorites.

I think mini-Alex should do some more posing with books...great idea.

Congrats on 1800 followers, and 600 posts. I'm quickly approaching 400 posts...trying to decide how to celebrate...
Tina @ Life is Good
Co-host, April 2013 A-Z Challenge Blog
@TinaLifeisGood, #atozchallenge

Donna K. Weaver said...

Congrats on the new releases. I'm so slow! lol

Great quotes. Love, loved #2 and #3. #5 was such an amazing story for its time.

Mark Koopmans said...

Love me that mini-Alex... (oh that came out so wrong:)

Elise just won a family size box of Lucky Charms... I wonder if she would make a mini-Leprechaun... or am I thinking too small :)

Cindy said...

Thanks again for having me here today, Alex. I'm excited! As Lexa pointed out world building in SF is harder. However, I've had this world with me a long time. Probably too long. Lol..

I actually know a few of those quotes this time.

mooderino said...

Congrats on hitting 600 posts. I'm nowhere near that many but maybe if i put on an extra spurt...

Julie Luek said...

Àlways love to see authors highlighted. Thanks!

Summer Ross said...

Alex, Congrats on the followers. And thank you for posting about the new releases.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

AJ, everyone has been unseasonably cold this year.

Melissa, thank you!

Elizabeth, it's to be cold like this for the next week - crazy!

Randi Lee, very good!

Madeline, you are correct.

Lexa, yes - wow! And you got two right.

Edi, that's because it was an awesome show.

Sandra, you're welcome!

Baygirl, you got four!

Michael, you are correct. Work on your writing this weekend. And your Challenge posts! I'm still trying to finish mine. I'll panic if I'm not done soon.

Tina, watching the White House blow up - hilarious!! And thank you.

Cindy, you're welcome!

Jo said...

Those books sound right up my street, I will have to get them. Especially the wormhole discussion. I didn't know Stephen Hawking had said they really exist. Just shows, anything is possible.

I actually knew some of those quotes today Alex. Films I did happen to see.

JO ON FOOD, MY TRAVELS AND A SCENT OF CHOCOLATE

C.M.Brown said...

1.?
2. Independence Day
3. Star Trek - The Wrath of Khan
4. Blade Runner
5.

The wormhole theory of Cindy's, is somewhat complicated to comprehend after a few drinks on a Friday night?

Optimistic Existentialist said...

#2 is Independence Day!!

BUT that's the only one I know.

Whenever I read of a wormhole I think of Donnie Darko.

Melissa said...

Wormholes sound cool. Best of luck with the book. :)

farawayeyes said...

I only knew one quote and it was the obvious one. #2 Independence Day (just watched it about a week ago).

I am astounded at the nerve of people who want to guest post. I still can't believe total strangers approach you. It's nice to hear that you met two 'keepers' who are willing to at least let you get to know them.

Yeah it's cold here too - about 75 - OK, OK that's pretty cold for the tropics.

Karen Walker said...

I have no clue about the movie trivia. Would love to hang with mini Alex, he's so darned cute!
Karen

Charles Gramlich said...

Rather strangely perhaps, I just talked about wormholes to my writing group yesterday

Laura Eno said...

I love that speech from Independence Day...yes, I actually recognized a movie! shocking...

The thought process that Cindy puts into her books is awesome. They're on my TBR list.

Teresa Coltrin said...

Congratulations on your post number and followers.

We now have six inches of snow in MO with more coming. (Big sigh)The temp is above freezing though.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Jo, good for you!

Carolyn, you got three!

Optimistic, correct. And there was a wormhole in that film, wasn't there?

Faraway, correct! And both ladies are super.

Laura, you got it!

Katherines Corner said...

Wonderful post, its snowing here!! Congrats too Big hugs and my continued friendship always.

Al Diaz said...

2 is Independence Day.
3 I think it's me talking about some of my dwarves.

Okay I really really have to ask. What's with the little blue birds? They are so cute I could eat them (but I won't.)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Hopefully no one eats Mini-Alex's peeps.

I know the Star Trek II and Blade Runner quotes.

Laura said...

Wow, 600 posts and 1800 followers, that's certainly something to celebrate! It's really cold here too, I can't believe it's officially spring.

Stephen Tremp said...

Good luck Cindy with Visionary of Peace! Most books, movies, and TV shows spend little if any time on how wormholes are opened and maintained. They just have them in the story. Or if there is an explanation, its very short.

Old Kitty said...

I have ZERO answers for this day's trivia! LOL!! I shall wear an F on my forehead...! Take care
x

Carol Kilgore said...

Ooh, I think I know two of the trivia answers. I may have beaten my record, LOL!

I love Cindy's wormhole research!

Congrats to Kelley!

Suze said...

4. Blade Runner.

Have a super weekend, Ninja Captain.

Huntress said...

Congrats to all! Sincerely, you are the hub of info, Alex. You give more news than our local paper.
1 *cricketschipping* Don't know it but wanna see it
2 Independence Day
3 Gotta be a Star Trek. Wrath of Khan?
4 ah, rats. Harrison Ford and the white haired guy.
5 I know it. I know it...

mshatch said...

It's a little chilly here, too, Alex. As for those line:

1. ?
2. Independence Day
3. Star Trek something
4. Blade Runner
5. ?

And, like Cindy, I'm using wormholes in my scifi wip as well and came across the same info.

Have a great weekend :)

Julie Flanders said...

Oh my gosh I love Mini-Alex and the Peeps! Congratulations on your two great blogging milestones, that's awesome. :)

S.K. Anthony said...

Ahh.. I think I only recognize #2... is it Independence Day? Love that movie ;)

Mini Alex and his peeps are way cool, lol. Post #600... you've been busy! Congrats on the 1800+ followers :D

Rachna Chhabria said...
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S. L. Hennessy said...

1. Cacoon
2. Independence Day
3. Star Trek (I think maybe Wrath of Khan?)
4. BLADE RUNNER (one of my top 10 haha)
5. Close Encounters

C. Lee McKenzie said...

I guess I need a wormhole to get those trivia questions. I don't know the Special Peeps rules, but I like the peeps you feature. Is that one criterion? :-)

Happy Friday.

Rachna Chhabria said...

Not very familiar with the wormhole thingie at all.

Its irritating when people follow you so that they can guest post on your blog. You must be getting tired of writing back to people and telling them your policy.

Tara Tyler said...

that movie fest was awesome! i forgot to include princess bride too!

and congrats to so many newly published authors!

enjoyed learning more about wormholes, love sciency stuff!

have a great weekend!

Tara Tyler said...

oh yeah, love alex and his peeps!!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Teresa, that's a lot of snow.

Al, you're correct, and that's funny! The birds are an Easter treat called Peeps - they are like fluffy, gooey marsh mellows.

Kitty, never!

Suze, you are correct.

Huntress, that made me laugh. And you got two and a half right.

MsHatch, correct!

SK, you got it.

SL, perfect score!

Lee, rest assured, you are a special peep.

Rachna, I always tell them it's posted on my blog.

Mark Means said...

It started chilly, down here in Florida, but it's warming up a bit now...yay! :)

I've already sent in my nominations to Misha and think it's great what she's doing. A real community builder, imo.

ilima said...

Congrats on the posts AND followers. Wow. And I love mini Alex and his peeps, haha. I recognize Independence Day and I-Robot, I think. The first one is a great line...I wonder what it's from.

~Sia McKye~ said...

Ohhh, another good sci-fi to read. I'll have to check this one out, Cindy!

Sci-fi movie quotes. I know a couple. #2 is Independence Day (that one was pretty easy) #3 My favorite guy Spock about Khan,
Wrath of Khan. I think #1 is from Cocoon when the chick was throwing sexy fireballs while naked with Gutenberg. I think.

As another movie said, "You're not exactly catching us [me]at our best. Well,that much is certain."

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Alex ... Cindy's wormholes - too short in time. Mini Alex just needs to not lose his scarf ... Thankfully Sia was above me in the comments and I can peek at her answers ... as I have no idea.

Happy weekend and I sure hope it warms up for all of us ... Hilary

M Pax said...

Moving from place to place among the stars takes a leap of faith for now, Cindy. All success to you.

Congrats to Angela & Kelley.

It's been really cold here yesterday and today. Brrr. We got snow, too. Not much, but it's there.

M. J. Joachim said...

600 posts! No wonder you have so many followers and comments! :) Congrats to Joylene and Sandra. I'll look forward to reading their contributions to your blog, Alex:)

rebeccabradleycrime.com said...

Some people are so rude. And self absorbed. It's just not what blogging is about. My commenting may not always be regular, as my own posting isn't!, but I love catching up with my blogging friends and never see it as just a means to an end.

Rant over. :)

Leovi said...

Mini sweet birdies for Alex!

Allison said...

The quotes sound so familiar. Just... can't... place them... urrrghh. Love the mini Alex :)

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Oh Alex and Mini-Alex, what a wonderful surprise to check your blog and see that precious picture this morning. THANK YOU BOTH!!! I may need to steal it; I hope you don't mind.

Hugs and kisses, and chocolate peeps to you. Thanks for all the other good stuff in this post too! (Right now I'm floating on the joy of seeing that photo.)

xoRobyn

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Mark, I still need to send in mine.

Ilima, got one right. And I'll post the answers on Monday.

Sia, very good!

Mary, wish we had snow.

Rebecca, Amen!!

Robyn, you are welcome! Steal away. Sorry, I've been meaning to do that photo for two weeks now.

Elsie said...

Independence Day is one of the best movies out there! I saw someone mentioned iRobot, I just watched that the other day, another great flick and now I feel like I should watch ugh, that short story...Robert Nevill...I Am Legend (Thank you Google).

Have a great weekend!

Scribbles From Jenn said...

Congrats on the new blogger buddies. At 1800 followers you'll never miss that one. For everyone one like him, may you get ten more! Mini-Alex rocks *almost* as much as Ninja Alex.

Al Diaz said...

Ah so the blue birdies ARE for eating! Great. Now enlighten me again because I had not stopped thinking about it. What's the official definition for Blogger Buddy?

I love how I just nod sometimes without having the slightest idea what people is talking about, but sometimes I think it would be good to know.

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Thanks for the mention, Alex. You are so nice. I'd follow you anytime. In fact, I'd blog with you. Heck--I'd log with you!

Cindy, writing a story where the characters have to figure out how to create a wormhole... that is impressive. Honestly, you have your job cut out for you. Bet you succeed big time.

Ink in the Book said...

Love those numbers! Isn't it awesome to have so many friends to join you on your journey! I love it!
Hope your weekend is AMAZING:)

~Sia McKye~ said...

Alex, my husband was reading over my shoulder and said, "how can you not remember Close Encounters? Remember Gary said that--he was the guy who didn't like fractions, remember? Okay, Mr. movie trivia expert hubs. I do remember the scene with the fractions, okay? Vaguely recall this one after hubs did his dialog discourse, lol!

Andrew Leon said...

Not to kink the wormhole, but we're actually much closer to generating a warp field than creating wormholes.

Nancy LaRonda Johnson said...

A big WHAMMY congrats to you Alex!

And good guest post.

Suzanne Furness said...

Congrats on those stats! Loving mini Alex, hope his scarf arrives soon so he doesn't get a chill. I think someone has forgotten to tell the weather, it is officially Spring now! UK covered in weather warnings again.

SC Author said...

Congrats on the 800 posts!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Elsie, it's a really fun movie.

Jenn, I like your attitude.

Al, I'll send you an email!

Joylene, you are most welcome! And log? Like Star Trek log?

Sia, some of us just have a knack with movie lines.

Thanks everyone!!

Jen Naumann said...

Congrats on the impressive numbers! I thought I was a big movie buff but I only caught #2 (Independence Day). One of my all-time favs!!!

Liesel K Hill said...

Yea, Mini-Alex! I really love the cover of Kelley Lynn's book. I'll have to check it out. #2 in the movie trivia is Independence Day, but that's the only one I know. :D Happy Friday, Alex!

Helena said...

I may actually know the answer to a movie quote! I think "Independence Day" is the answer for 2. A couple of the other quotes are familiar but I just can't place them. I am so bad at this game.

I love how scientists have given us terms like wormholes, black holes and exotic matter. Besides being so catchy, they give writers like Cindy some great story angles.

Maurice Mitchell said...

Since we're doing a weather report it's been in the 80s all week. Arizona winters...Congrats Angela Brown, Kelley Lynn, Misha Gericke and VikLit! Joylene Nowell Butler and Sandra Ulbrich Almazan sound like awesome peeps

LisaAnn said...

Hello, my friend! I am back in the world of blogging after an extended hiatus, and I'm excited to get to read all your updates again!

YVONNE LEWIS: said...

I returned home from Spain today to hear that Wales, N. Ireland are covered in snow and in the S. West floods, here it is freezing cold.

Yvonne.

David P. King said...

I sure do appreciate a good wormhole every now and then. And hat's off to Kelley! Everyone can do with a few peeps, I think. :)

Christine Rains said...

Great guest post! Congrats to Angela with her new book. Mmm, peeps.

I watched Rise of the Guardians last night. It was actually really good. I was surprised. Have a great weekend!

Jeremy [Retro] said...

congrats on the 1800+ you are the king ninja...

the trivia and all the great things happening to folks... is rockin'

i think the khan quote is the best...

have a glorious day!

Nancy Thompson said...

Wormholes sound like the coolest thing ever. Congrats to my pub-sister, Kelley! And Joylene is the BEST! Love her!!

Angela Brown said...

Wormholes cause such a convoluted thought to occur in my brain that I would need a wormhole to escape it lol!!

Thanks so much for the mention of Frailties of the Bond.

And I'm sure Mini-Alex's scarf will be arriving any day now.

And I only know one of the trivia answers #2 Independence Day

VikLit said...

1800 followers that's amazing!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Jen, Liesel, and Helena, you are all correct.

Maurice, I remember Arizona weather all too well...

Hey, LisaAnn!

Christine, I haven't seen it yet.

Angela, you're welcome and you are correct.

Cindy said...

A lot of these comments about wormholes make me laugh. It's great to be here today.

DiscConnected said...

Re: trivia...two I am certain of, two I am pretty sure of, and one I have no clue.

1 – “If this is foreplay, I’m a dead man.” Cocoon...been a while but I think I remember that one

2 – “The Fourth of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day when the world declared in one voice, ‘We will not go quietly into the night…’” Independence Day (easy)

3 – “His pattern indicates two-dimensional thinking.” Wrath of Khan (in the Mutara nebula-also easy....only Spock could say that)

4 – “Can I ask you a personal question? Have you ever retired a human by mistake?” Blade Runner (educated guess-I think I recall the scene) if not that, then I Robot would be my wild guess...

5 - “I just want to know that it’s really happening.” no guess on this one...

Larry

Kelley Lynn said...

Thanks so much for the shout out Alex! I really appreciate it!

Livia Peterson said...

I nominated YOU, Alex for three out of four of the categories because you're super cool and make this blogosphere totally AWESOME! I love what Misha's doing with the Paying-it-Forward Awards - so giving.

Can't wait until I read FRACTION OF STONE! I know it will be great!

Carrie Butler said...

1. Congratulations to Angela and Kelley!

2. Congratulations to you on hitting 1800 followers!

3. It looks like Mini-Alex has a bunch of chicks following him around... *grins*

4. Hooray for Joylene and Sandra!

Have a great weekend, Alex! :)

Michael Offutt, S.F.A. said...

Oh man...I love eating peeps. Reminds me that I have some at home waiting for me. Mini Alex has become a great meme. Elise is so clever to have made him.

Love Cindy's book!

Mary Montague Sikes said...

The wormholes intrigue me, Cindy. Love your book cover. Thanks, Alex, for all the information and magic you send out!

Mary Montague Sikes

Medeia Sharif said...

The mini-Alex with peeps is so adorable.

Wormholes are fascinating.

Jackie said...

Congrats to Kelley!
And congrats to you on the 600th post and the 1800 followers! Awesome!

Yolanda Renee said...

My husband loves those science shows with the wormholes. I get lost and do something else.

Cindy -- I bow to your intelligence!

Love mini Alex, and his peeps, I had a few yellow ones today -- delicious!

klahanie said...

It's gone two in the morning on Saturday in England. We are in the midst of a blizzard and it's bitterly cold. Good thing I'm typing this indoors!

Cindy's book sounds awesome and wishing her much success.

On Misha's site, I've told her I'm giving it some thought. I might just nominate an animal. Ahem..

I'm delighted for our good friend, Angela. I'm happy for all published writers you so thoughtfully make note of.

And speaking of delight, nice to see the name of Joylene on here. A lovely lady, a good friend and Canadian, eh!

Enjoy the weekend. Gosh, it's bloody cold here....

Jemi Fraser said...

Hm... Independence Day (I'm assuming), one of the Star Treks (can't think which one) & the 1st one is one of those that I should know, but can't place!!! :)

Our snow banks in the front yard from the driveway snow are still about 5 feet tall. We got about 6 more inches of snow over the last week. Spring may never arrive... :)

Jay Paoloni said...

Man, I want to read your book now!

D.G. Hudson said...

#2 - Independence Day

#4 - Blade Runner

Just guesses for your Movie Trivia.

Mini Alex is looking good.

Empty Nest Insider said...

Mini Alex looks like he's really enjoying Robyn's poetry! He is one wise little ninja! Congrats to Cindy, and all of the authors! Wow, 1800 followers is quite an accomplishment!

Julie

Donna Hole said...

Congrats on the 1800 Alex. Wow, you certainly come a long way in a short time.

Have a good weekend.

......dhole

michelle said...

Congrats on 600 posts Alex!
Mini-Alex looks like he's having a blast!

Kimberly Gabriel said...

I think I actually know one of the movie quotes! Independence Day #2? I'm going to tally that up as today's small victory. ;) Enjoy the weekend Alex!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Larry, you got four right. Yes, from Blade Runner.

Kelley, you're welcome!

Livia, thank you! I really appreciate that. You rock.

Carrie, yes he does! At least one of us is popular with the ladies.

Yolanda, that made me chuckle.

Gary, sorry it's so cold. Nominating Penny, huh? And Joylene just rocks.

Jemi, two right, and that is a scary amount of snow.

DG, you're correct.

Julie, he's probably smarter than I am.

Kimberly, you got it!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Trivia 2) Independence Day 3) I should know this - something with Data? 4) Blade Runner (? I think)

Congrats to Cindy - her book sounds well researched and interesting!

Hooray for Mini Alex, 1800 followers, and 600 posts!

Leovi said...

Whoa! Double whoa! A toast to your 1800 followers!

Mel Kinnel said...

Congrats on over 1800 followers! How do you keep up?

As usual, I can't guess any of the movie quotes. :(

Gwen Gardner said...

Wow, so many followers! Mini-Alex hanging with his 'peeps' is so cute. It's cold here in the Rockies, too. Somewhere around 14 for a high today and snowing. Come on spring!

Yay for Angela and Kelley <3

Patsy said...

1 Cocoon

2 Independence Day

I was going to say something but my excitement at recognising your trivia quotes wiped it from my mind.

Annalisa Crawford said...

I made my nominations on Misha#s blog already. And once more I have no idea the answers to your questions - how about, I tell you the films I like the most and you write questions around them? (Wait, no, I'd probably still get them wrong!)

Sherry Ellis said...

Cindy's book sounds great. I actually have that one. I'll review it for her after I read it.

DMS said...

Worm holes are fascinating to think about!

I don't know nay of the movie trivia this week!
~Jess

Al Penwasser said...

Wormholes can exist anywhere? Sheesh, talk about blowing my mind!
Now I'm afraid to walk outside.
If I do, I hope I can get sucked into a wormhole that will take me to Cancun 5. Hear there's a lot of partying going on there.

Deniz Bevan said...

I love reading about wormholes!

Congratulations on your posts and followers!

Mini Alex looks like he's having lots of fun :-)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Tyrean, two and a half right.

Mel, some days I just can't.

Patsy, you are correct, and that made me chuckle.

Annalisa, I'm willing to try!

Robin said...

I can't imagine unfollowing someone simply because they wouldn't allow me to post on THEIR blog. That is beyond strange. However, there is a lot of that out there... strange, that is.

jamieayres.com said...

I'm reading Cindy's book for sure, sounds way cool! And Alex, you are the nicest blogger around . . . I can't imagine anyone unfollowing you, but it was their loss!

Shell Flower said...

Whoa, lovin' that wormhole possibility stuff. And mini-Alex looks like he is having the time of his life with his peeps :)

Milo James Fowler said...

Mini-Alex and his peeps! Great photo.

Leovi said...

Yes, I like the fascinating subject of wormholes.

Jennifer Lane said...

Wow, physics is over my head so I think I'll refrain from creating wormholes in my novels!

Those movie quotes are vexing. The only one I think I know if #2 Independence Day.

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

LOL, no Alex. Log as in go to bush, cut down dead tree, cut log into bite size pieces for firewood! Wouldn't that be fun? Sounds like fun, eh!

Misha Gericke said...

Thanks again for mentioning my awards. :-)

Cindy's stories sound amazing.

LynNerdKelley said...

Congrats, Cindy. I think the concept of worm holes is fascinating. I love the info you shared with us, and I'm glad you worked out a solution to reach Hinun! How cool!

Alex - I'm clueless as far as what movies those quotes are from! Have a great week.

Kittie Howard said...

I'm not in sci/fi but I do find wormholes fascinating. There was a program on NatGeo about a supposed wormhole in a sacred mountain in a Latin American country that made a believer out of me. I'm sure Cindy will sort out the how's and why's.

Mini Alex is cute.

As to the movies--clueless!

Lynda R Young said...

The only two I can pick from your trivia are Independance Day and Bladerunner. Um-ah.

Cate Masters said...

Congrats on all the great news!
No idea on the movie trivia but I loved those quotes.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Robin, strange and other things.

Jamie, thank you!

Jennifer, you are correct.

Joylene, I don't speak your language...

Misha, you're welcome.

Lynda, two is better than none.

Shannon Lawrence said...

Wormholes are fascinating. Much about space is.

1. Not sure.
2. Independence Day. Bill Pullman.
3. Sounds like Spock.
4. Blade Runner?
5. No idea.

Shannon at The Warrior Muse

Heather M. Gardner said...

Mmmmm....peeps.
HMG