First of all, Happy New Year, one and all. Last year saw the words “The End” go on my space opera. It came in at a respectable 150,000 words. It’s a mix of futuristic nanotech, genetic engineering, the clash of cultures, feudal politics, sexy romance, and swords. The new year is also supposed to seeContinue reading “2019, A year of changes”
I watched Aquaman last night. I’ve got to say, I haven’t been this hyped up about a DC movie in… well, ever. Which is pretty amusing considering Aquaman has been sort of a joke for a long, long time. The movie manages to live up to that hype. It’s fun, it’s got good action, anContinue reading “Kal Sprigg’s review of the Aquaman Movie (no spoilers)”
Exclusivity is one of those words that conjures up images of fashionable, stylish clothes, of expensive shopping, of status symbols. It also conjures up images of being part of a carefully selected group, of prohibiting the unworthy from entering. Thing is, that first type of exclusivity, the one that conjures up designer clothes and shoes,Continue reading “Why I’m the exclusivity contrarian”
I’m happy to announce the release of the ebook version of “Equality: A Short Story.” To get your free copy, click here. It will remain free until the end of the year, so get it now. Libby lives in a peace enclave for a reason. Here, her beliefs live and breathe, forming a cocoon. TheyContinue reading “Equality: A Short Story Re-released today”
I just wanted to share this with everyone. Baen Books does this every year. It’s one of the many reasons they are my favorite publisher.
Scientists predicted catastrophe, telling us that hurricanes would become more frequent. Their allies in the media waited with baited [not a typo] breath for disaster to strike. After all, if it bleeds, it leads, and there’s nothing like a major weather event to take advantage of for more funding and for ratings. Again and againContinue reading “Dolus Magnus: The Great Hoax re-released today”
“Researching the Science in Science Fiction” was probably my favorite panel at FenCon this year. The panel was moderated by William Ledbetter and included Science GoH Marianne Dyson, fellow authors Kristi Hudson (not pictured) and Patrice Sarath (not pictured). Photo credit: C. Stuart Hardwick. While all the panels were great, I really enjoy discussing the craft of writing.Continue reading “My favorite FenCon panel”
I can’t believe it’s just a few days away, but FenCon XV starts this Friday.
I will be reading from “Bellona’s Gift,” (Terra Nova: The Wars of Liberation, edited by Tom Kratman, August 2019). It’s a half hour slot and the opening scene is about half that, so I will also be talking about what it’s like to get to play in someone else’s universe and the origins of this story. The reading starts at 4:30pm in the Pecan Room. Hope to see you there.
September 11, 2001- We will NEVER forget.