Decaying Dreams: When Fiction-Writing and Reality Collide

If you’re one of my regular crew, you may have noticed that I’ve been AWOL for the past few weeks. I could, with some measure of truthfulness, attribute it to natural causes like being busy at my Day Job or taking a vacation. But to borrow from Jane Austen, "disguise of every sort is my … Continue reading Decaying Dreams: When Fiction-Writing and Reality Collide

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“Syzygy” Omnibus: The Journey to a Complete Edition

The Syzygy omnibus arrives on Amazon Kindle today! I’m excited to bring you this new edition of my science fiction series. It’s more than just six novelle crammed into a single volume; it presents the saga as a continuous story, the way it always existed in my mind. As a bonus, this version includes Wild … Continue reading “Syzygy” Omnibus: The Journey to a Complete Edition

Racing Andy Weir: On Running, Writing, and Being Realistic

"What are you doing?" my Laddie pants, pulling up beside me as I pause my Garmin. "Book shopping." Drawing the cold March morning into my aerobically scorched lungs, I approach the glass-fronted hutch beside the trail. A Little Free Library appeared in our neighborhood last year, and I've been a devoted trader. "Ooh, look! You … Continue reading Racing Andy Weir: On Running, Writing, and Being Realistic

(Authorial) Independence Day: Freedom and Free Books

July 4th isn't until Tuesday, but Independence Day festivities kicked off this weekend in my neighborhood. Fireworks, cookouts, and free...books? You heard right. I'm adding a little literary flair to the holiday this year, celebrating my authorial independence and the liberties self-publishing endows: Transient Phenomena, the first installment of my Syzygy sci-fi hexalogy, is now permanently free for … Continue reading (Authorial) Independence Day: Freedom and Free Books

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