Sci-Fi Strikes Back: How Genre Fiction Can Combat Scientific Censorship

No longer content to misshelve his favorite fictions in the non-fiction section of our national discourse, our new Librarian in Chief now wants to ban the entire 500 class of the Dewey decimal system: science. Last week the Trump administration issued a so-called “gag order”  banning federal science institutions—including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Agriculture, and Department of... Continue Reading →

“Blue Karma” Birthday Book Bargain!

On May 27, 2015, I became a published author with the release of Blue Karma. I can't believe my debut novel is a year old already. To celebrate, it's going on sale! The Kindle Countdown deal begins this Friday, May 27th, with copies available for just 99 cents. Midday on Saturday, the price will go up to $1.99,... Continue Reading →

Blue Karma Scores a Hat Trick

My debut novel just went 3-for-3 in independent publishing awards! Blue Karma made finalist in the Shelf Unbound indie book competition. Thousands of authors submitted their novels (so I'm told) so top six is a terrific accomplishment. Sarah (@sarahplusbook), the dystopian editor for Shelf Unbound, reviewed Blue Karma this summer and encouraged me to submit it. Thanks, Sarah: here's further proof that authors... Continue Reading →

The Future in 5,000 Words: Cli-Fi Writing Contest

The next outstanding voice in cli-fi could be yours!  Arizona State University--home of the The Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative--is sponsoring a 2016 Climate Fiction Short Story Contest. The rules in a nutshell: Stories up to 5,000 words envisioning a future impacted by climate change and reflecting current scientific knowledge Submission deadline: January 15, 2016 Judges will include sci-fi... Continue Reading →

The Real-Life Engees: Alaskan Communities On The Edge

Blue Karma keeps coming true. Last week's an Alaskan company announced plans to ship water to California's drought zones; now this evening, I watched an NBC Nightly News feature about Alaskan communities poised to become America's first climate change refugees. Rising seas and shrinking coastlines mean flood and erosion, which may drive residents inland. Government estimates place the cost... Continue Reading →

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