The Spy Who Walked Into the Cold

If you read “The Spy Who Walked Into the Cold” you’ll understand why I say I wish it wasn’t appearing in the Fiction River: Spies anthology. Kris Rusch, the editor, introduced the piece by saying it “examines a part of the United States that most people don’t know about,” which is something I could well […]

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Thoughts on July 4th

As I think about July 4th, I spend a moment revisiting things I’ve done to be part of this country—my time in the civil service Navy working on things that that go boom, my time in a private company helping the GDP grow, and (along with Lisa) raising Brigid to be an active part of […]

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Motion Capture and Fake Video: Fact vs. Fiction

So it’s the New Year. I’m looking forward to making good things of it. Yes, friends, one of those things is Book 7 of Stealing the Sun. Sigh. It’s an exciting time, you know? The world is getting both bigger and smaller at astounding rates–there’s this massive press of information today that makes this period […]

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“Prospecting” is Published!

I’ve written SF and Fantasy, of course. Occasionally I’ll write a contemporary piece. Or a thriller. Sometimes I can branch into something that touches on darker places. But this is my first, and, to date only, piece that fits squarely in the Western genre. I wrote “Prospecting” for a themed anthology focused on “Justice,” but […]

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15 Things I loved about #IntoTheSpiderVerse:

1) Re-purposing “You’re like me.” 2) Inclusiveness of all things Spider. Being that I’m (a) old, and (b) out of touch with progress in these comics, this is fun. Time to dig in. 3) Thought boxes. Blurred printings. It looks like a moving comic book. Awesome. 4) Public transportation to save swinging. 5) Multiple upside-down […]

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I Love Me Some Monster Tales

I’m totally stoked to be part of DAWN OF THE MONSTERS, which is issue one of Amazing Monster Tales. This promises to be a great series of pulpy good monster stories that … well … I’ll let their marketing blubs handle that part of the message later in this post. I’ll just say that the […]

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Valdemar: Choices is Out!

So, yeah. I’m happy to note that Choices, the latest of Mercedes Lackey’s Valdemar anthologies, is now available. It’s another great collection of stories that any fan of the Valdemar world will love, and that people who just enjoy a complex fantasy world will find enticing. Be warned, though. There’s a lot of Valdemar out […]

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Power

Now we know. The republican senate is going to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh over the clear disapproval of a large majority of the people of the United States. When they do, they will confirm a person who clearly lied about big things (stealing documents from the opposing political party) and small (pick your poison). They […]

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Obstruction

A common refrain when Nixon resigned was “the system worked!” This made people feel better. Yes, we had put a crook into office, but the system eventually got rid of him. Justice was done (ignoring, of course, the inconvenient fact that Nixon’s successor waived his magic pardon and kept Nixon out of jail). What’s happening […]

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