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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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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