Relics, is an SF-noir short story set in my Threading the Needle universe. Read about my inspiration and reasons for this story.
Worldbuilding isn’t just about establishing how the hyperdrive works or how the government works. It’s about establishing the “social” and “girl cootie” aspects of how their world works, since demography is destiny (to quote philosopher Auguste Comte). Some people dismiss this as “social scifi” as if it somehow makes it less scientific and unworthy of the title. They are wrong.
Hard science fiction with a touch of frontier justice!
“A new space western which combines hard science fiction with frontier action. Fans of Firefly will love this kick-ass female protagonist.”
The Ross 248 Project is a new hard-sf, shared-world anthology from Baen Books and editors Les Johnson and Ken Roy. An excerpt from my short story, One-of-Antonia is offered here for your enjoyment.
Space opera is my absolute favorite genre to write. I can’t wait for you to meet my heroine and join her on this adventure. Threading the Needle, Baen Books, October 2023.
I am desperate for more books like A Civil Campaign, both in terms of writing and story. Please send recs my way. Human drives, not hyperdrives.
The Ravages of Honor series, has far more in common with feudal Japan than it does with the ballrooms of Regency England.
John Carter of Mars. The one time that Disney took something and made it better. And then they squandered it.
Excerpt from my short story, Resilience (part of Robosoldiers edited by Stephen Lawson) coming June 7, 2022. Baen Books.