Body Issues – Submitted to Analog

As always, I want to keep you informed as to the journey. Body Issues wasn’t picked up by Asimovs so I just got through submitting it to Analog. I’m pumped to see it come to life, sci-fi has many multiverses to explore. You can keep track of my submission and publication log here.  

Something You Should Know About Me – 48 Laws of Power

Doing some thinking lately about life, the universe and everything. Humanity is something I struggle to interface correctly with. A steady diet of humans, their games and their inconsistencies are enough to push me into depression. It’s one of the reasons I’m starting all over again. In the spirit of self-awareness, it was recommended that I…

I Take It Back – Neill Blomkamp is a Genius

I know I said I have problems with dystopian and post-apocalyptic sci-fi and that comment still stands. That said, Neill Blomkamp is doing some amazing things with sci-fi right now, and these little short films in particular. Go check out his latest, ‘Firebase,’ (not for kids under 14!) and then come back for comments: I’m…

More Proof that Ron Howard is Awesome

We didn’t need to be told, but it’s nice to know anyway. Long before we discussed the horror of Jar-Jar Binks, long before the world was aware of the impact of TPM on Jake Lloyd’s life, Ron Howard sent this blistering response to Newsweek’s review of Episode One. Jake Lloyd was one of the first…

The Future Doesn’t Always Have to Suck

Oofa … wow. There are studies out there that suggest a steady diet of bad news is bad for your mental health. Once you understand that, you can understand why I’m not in love with Neill Blomkamp’s visually stunning new short, ‘Rakka.’ If you haven’t seen it yet, you can watch it here Don’t get…

Mesh Update #4 – Once Upon a Time

As I’m building Mesh, I remembered that I promised to use the ‘Pixar Rules of Storytelling.‘ I went back and started filling these out as though I was doing an essay exam and the results have been surprising. Let me share with you the results of that exercise. I’ll post these from time to time to…

Ron Howard Comes Home for Han Solo

Like you, I was happy to read about Ron Howard directing the Star Wars Han Solo project. Not only is Howard a talented director / producer (We won’t talk about the Dan Brown projects), he’s got history with Lucasfilm that I think will work to his advantage. Here’s how: People know and love ‘American Graffiti’ but…

‘Search and Rescue’ – New Free Short Story

After some helpful feedback at Imgur, I’m pleased to offer Search and Rescue as a free short story, along with The Superhero Shrink and Overly-Attached AI. Search and Rescue is a simple story about a kid with a difficult job. He goes out in search of children who have been lost and are beyond the reach…