Floyd Looney from Texas, 43, has been a science fiction fan his whole life and has been writing stories for himself since he was a child and only recently decided to try and get some of his writing published.
Who are your favorite authors?
I have a lot of them, from the classics of Heinlein, Asimov, Bradbury and Arthur C Clarke to people like John C Wright and Jerry Pournelle today. I like a lot of books that I don't remember the authors to. Even if I do not like an author it doesn't mean I won't like a book or two of theirs.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Bright sunlight and gravity. Seriously, I usually prefer dreamland to reality.
10 more SF short stories by Floyd Looney (formatting improved)
The included stories are entitled:
When the Tardigrades Came
They said it was a clock
The First Gate
Forest of the Genres
The Gray Tigers
Oasis is a desert world, a backwater world ignored by the Star League for generations. The people have subdivided themselves into "tribes" over time. When space pirates and their unknown benefactors try to take over, a teenager named Jake tries to rally people to the defense of their world. A 71-page novella.
A Huckster overhears a couple of bumbling space truckers (Oliver & Stanley) mention a missing planet and smells "reward" so he insinuates himself into their dilemma and they go off chasing a planet that has been stolen! Yes, a stolen planet.
A bit humorous science fiction short at 9,000 words.