The prominent definitions to be found seem to focus on the ability to control the dream, rather than what the name itself suggests—lucidity. That is, one would expect that experiencing a lucid dream would be to be fully aware within the dream, to feel fully awake and to have a complete sense of self.
As we shall see, the problem is that lucidity would appear to preclude the ability to control the dream. So what are those that have a level of control actually experiencing? Continue reading
I for one believe them.
But why should such a statement of belief be required? If they haven’t ever dreamt then…so what?
You can’t will yourself to write a story—you will need shear doggedness to write one, but that doggedness won’t get you started.
You need a story idea. Not only that, its needs to be something that gets so under your skin that you just don’t want to write it—you need to write it. Continue reading
And if it isn’t that it’s lizards in people suits.
It seems our notions of First Contact invariably involve a negative outcome for the Earth, with Carl Sagan’s Contact being one of the worthy exceptions. But I can’t help thinking that if it does come, first contact could very well be left of field, something I enjoyed exploring in The Veil.