New Article in Locus Mag: Silence in Publishing

New Article in Locus Mag: Silence in Publishing

Oct 3, 2013

Hey! Guess what!? I’m part of the establishment now!   Or, rather, I have an article in  Locus Magazine this month. Check out the teaser below, and then go grab (or view) a copy of the October issue to read the rest: “Everybody Already Knows”: How Silence About the Realities of Publishing Hurts Authors Families are full of secrets. Publishing is...

God Bless America: Living our Dystopia

God Bless America: Living our Dystopia

Sep 10, 2012

No, that post title is not a directive, that’s the name of a movie I finally ponied up to watch my last night at Wellspring before I passed out. I’d been putting off this movie for a good long while, primarily because I heard about it not long after some nut job shot up a movie theater IRL, and there’s nothing like IRL violence to put you off lazily...

Secondary world fantasy vs. future fiction

Secondary world fantasy vs. future fiction

Sep 5, 2012

I was only stumped by one question at WorldCon, and that was posed by Elizabeth Bear at the “Looking Forward to the Post-Apocalyptic World” panel. She asked why someone would choose to write future fiction vs. secondary world fantasy and what the primary differences were, or something to that end. The best I could come up with was, “Well, if I choose to...

Unmade: The Half-Made World

Unmade: The Half-Made World

Dec 23, 2010

Most people buy books on the recommendation of people they know. This is because so many books are crap. You need somebody to take that first hit for you. Somebody’s gotta take the  chance on buying a $25-30 hardcover to make sure it doesn’t suck. I picked up The Half-Made World on recommendation from @MadHatterReview. I was looking for books with...

Short Stories Now Available for Download (FREE!)

Short Stories Now Available for Download (FREE!)

Dec 21, 2010

You have to wait until January 18th to snag your copy of God’s War, but to tide you over until then, I’ve put together a free 150-odd page collection of my short fiction from 1997 to present (yeah, I’ve never been a prolific short story writer). You can download a free PDF here (scribd. Recommended) or here (smashwords. Formatting on this...

An Oldie But A Goodie

An Oldie But A Goodie

May 25, 2010

Lunchtime Limbo

While I have a few minutes here at lunch, how about some updatitude: Pandorum was a great little lower-budget SF movie about one of my favorite tropes, which isn’t done enough in movies (likely for budgeting issues). Also, unlike most French films and pretty much all apocalypse novels/movies, the desperate folks were far more interested in eating the...

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