Plot Twists: The Bundle

Do you like being surprised by a story that goes in directions you never thought of? Reading a cool set of authors? Are you maybe getting ready for that late summer vacation and looking for something to kick back with? Or maybe returning from a hectic trip and needed a little “me” time to get […]

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Thoughts While Reading My Own Work

I spent the morning reading through proofs of a story I wrote awhile back for a Fiction River volume that’s due to be published soon. It’s a novelette titled “The Spy Who Walked Into the Cold,” the pretense of which I suppose you’ll just have to wait awhile to read about. (I’ve seen the cover…it’s […]

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Historical Soup: July 16th

Seeing that I’m both an engineer and a science fiction writer of a certain age, you can probably guess I’m pretty geeked out that today is the 49th anniversary our Apollo program’s moonshot. So, yeah, I’m remembering the astronauts, engineers, and calculators who worked so hard to make that happen. The space program achieved so […]

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By Earth: Thorn Coyle

T. Thorn Coyle is a fantastic writer. If you’re in the mood for a story full of paranormal goodness, I’m sure you’ll be thrilled with the fact that the first book of her “Witches of Portland” series is free for a limited time on Amazon. Just sayin’.

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You Just Gotta Vote

I mean, we know why. We can't "gotcha" them anymore. It's good to call it out — I just mean, they're not hypnotized by their own hypocrisy. They get it. They use it. It's purposeful. Our recourse is to punish them at the voting booth, and boot their asses to the curb. https://t.co/SjC4aKprpF — Chuck […]

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Buck O’Neil and My Day at the Book Shop

I wish I could say the good guy always wins, but that’s not how the world works. Sometimes good people win, sometimes they don’t. But either way, at least good is always good. # There I was, at a place that sells used stuff, hanging around shelves filled with dusty old books while my wife […]

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Mr. Rogers, Fight Club, and Snowflakes

Lisa and I went to see Won’t You Be My Neighbor today—the recently released documentary of Fred Rogers’ work. I’m not going to spoil anything about the specifics of the film here, so you can read on without great fear there. But I am going to talk about how this has made me feel and […]

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