My name is Stu, I live in Pennsylvania, and I have a passion for science fiction. My writing is usually possessed of a certain political bent; I write to coerce, compel, and combat. When they say, "the pen is mightier than the sword", they're referring to me. The trouble is I'm sick of writing to the tune of political currents--which is singularly destructive--and want to create something for once. Since my over-riding passion--and my degree--is in political science my favorite books tends to be ... political, filled with intrigue, much cloak and dagger shenanigans, and very military. Naturally I favor Star Trek over Star Wars, for the former's intrinsic geopolitical aspects as opposed to emotional outpourings. I LOVE to roleplay, in fact I learned to write roleplaying, and met my wife doing the same. But let's get down to brass tacks, shall we? I want to write science fiction, and have begun an erstwhile untitled novel set four centuries from now in our solar system where Mars has been colonized by a technologically superior power called the United Commonwealth (UComm, starship registries: TXS, XRS, TCS), while Earth is governed by the Global Armistice Resolution and its member states (GAR, AKA: Global Coalition, starship registries: GCS, CRS, CNS). I'll resume this in the writing forums, but I look forward to being a part of the community and its feedback. Much Love!