New Free Scifi Wallpaper

Creating in different ways helps me keep things fresh while I write Mesh. Worked on this since last night, channeling one of my favorite dystopian artists, Simon Stålenhag. Now we have a new addition to the Free Stuff area. Hope you enjoy ‘A Girl and Her Robot.’

All Hail Solarpunk

As I’ve said before, science fiction is brilliant about imagining a future where the future just *is*. Thirty-plus years ago, William Gibson kicked off a new genre of science fiction called cyberpunk, imagining the end-state of our brilliance and our cynicism. Now, in a world where our hopelessness is all but assured, science fiction is…

Back on the Air

I took a little break to get my head together, hope you were okay without me. As an author, I’m watching this story: Lani Sarem denies any attempt to manipulate sales of ‘Handbook for Mortals’ and you probably should, too. Either Sarem is an underdog getting slammed for making it in this business, or she’s gamed…

Leave George R. R. Martin Alone!

Oh God, really?? I guess the Harvey Dent was right: You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain. Some people are maniacs online. I read how angry fans are trashing George RR Martin’s release schedule, and it left me spitting with anger. Then I sat on this blog…

Snark Has Always Existed

I was just reading this interesting story about a high-schooler in 1963 who sent a survey to 150 well-known authors of literary, commercial, and science fiction. The story is worth a read unto itself, but my takeaway comes from Ayn Rand’s response to the boy, enshrined in the picture on the right. “This is not…

Today a Shark Tweeted Me

As a goof, I decided to ask @HelentheShark a question and to my surprise, she answered! Please see below for examples of hilarity ensuing: I do! I especially like @alanthomasdoyle (and #GreatBigSea). Pretty much Sea Shanty geniuses! — HelenTheShark (@HelenTheShark) July 26, 2017 You might be wondering what this has to do with being a…

State of the Art – 07/25/2017

Haven’t written one of these in a while. It makes sense to only talk about the author work when I have something interesting to share; who wants to hear ‘cranking on this’ or ‘tweeting about that’ every single week? Here’s what’s happening right now: Mesh Getting some semi-positive responses on my query letters for Mesh….

I Can’t Save the World

Bear with me, I’m a little messed up tonight. I don’t spend time with many people, but I do hang out with one guy. My downstairs neighbor is a decent person who copes with problems you wouldn’t wish on your worst enemy. He’s middle-aged, he’s got muscular dystrophy and he ekes out an existence on…