Researching Starveyors

As my latest book is being cut apart by my editor, I’ve been slowly building up a Scrivener file for the next book. I’ve also been reading books on artificial intelligence. I’m saving my notes in Scrivener, so they can be within reach while I actually write the novel. One research book I had to read was a book on how to write a novel in Scrivener. If you are picking up and using Scrivener for the first time, you should read David Hewson’s ebook.

Here is a list of what I’ve been reading:

Understanding Artificial Intelligence (Science Made Accessible) The editors of Scientific American

The Emotion Machine – Marvin Minsky

The Age of the Spiritual Machine – Ray Kurzweil

On Intelligence – Sandra Blakeslee and Jeff Hawkins

Physics of the Impossible – Michio Kaku

The Predictioneer’s Game – Bruce Bueno De Mesquita

The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and… – Michael Shermer

Uncertainty – David Lindley

Rooted in the Land: Essays on Community and Place – William Vitek and Wes Jackson

I won’t make it through all of these books, but I will plow through enough to help me form a decent plot for Starveyors, the final Star Trilogy book.

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