Ravages of Honor pronunciation guide

I'm a logophile. My Spotify playlist is made up of songs in German, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Hungarian, Norwegian, Icelandic, Mongolian, Latin, French, and Italian. One of the reasons I love writing science fiction is that it allows me to make up words and use language in a creative way. I love making up words and... Continue Reading →

A blast from the past

I was working on Ascension, the sequel to Ravages of Honor: Conquest today and went looking for some references related to a plot point. Somehow I found the very first iteration of what was then the opening scene for RoH:C. I'm sharing it with you today because I want you to see what a difference... Continue Reading →

Excerpt from “Good of the Many”

I'm very excited to share with you the opening of my short story, Good of the Many, released today in Worldbreakers, an anthology edited by Tony Daniel and Christopher Rucchio. DedicationGreater love hath no man...in recognition of the brave souls, Peter Wang, Alaina Petty, and Martin Duque. You embraced your duty sooner than you should... Continue Reading →

2019, A year of changes

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 see... Continue Reading →

My favorite FenCon panel

"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 →

FenCon XV

Well, it's official. I'm very excited to announce that I will be attending FenCon XV. Schedule forthcoming, and many thanks to William Ledbetter, the science track director, for the invitation. I'm also working on getting a new publication out in early September just in time for this event. What is FenCon? Who'll be there? Why... Continue Reading →

Happy Father’s Day!

As promised, in honor of Father's Day, To Be Men: Stories Celebrating Masculinity is live. If you pre-ordered, your eBook is available for download now. Whether you like science fiction, fantasy, military sci-fi, historical, or contemporary, adventure, humor, interesting characters, or even thought pieces, this anthology has a story for you. My story, "Cooper" is a tribute... Continue Reading →

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