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 seeContinue reading “2019, A year of changes”

Dolus Magnus: The Great Hoax re-released today

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”

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 “My favorite FenCon panel”

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? WhyContinue reading “FenCon XV”

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 tributeContinue reading “Happy Father’s Day!”

My first post at superversivesf.com

Check out my first post for the wonderful people at Superversive SF. –Hard Sci-fi Made Me Cry– Tired of the remakes, the reboots, the “let’s see how much more blood we can squeeze out of this turnip” output of today’s Hollywood? I think you’ll find Passengers a refreshing change.

The color of the Sun

This is one of those things that everybody knows, right? You’ve known since kindergarten. White sheet of paper. Yellow crayon. No problem. I know it’s so because I’ve lost count of the number of times that I’ve read about “Earth’s yellow star.” It’s one of those things we take for granted or that we takeContinue reading “The color of the Sun”