From the drought-plagued plains of Mars, to a post-apocalyptic Canada, to the familiar American West and Mexico, to other dimensions and other worlds weird and wonderful, an international cast of bestselling, award-winning, established, and emerging authors brings you 25 strange western tales: Robert Lee Beers – A hardboiled P.I. and his partner must find their […]Read more "Gunsmoke & Dragonfire Releases TODAY!"
I’m proud to announce that one of my stories, The World’s More Full of Weeping, will be published in “Cities of Dust, Planes of Light,” a science fantasy anthology from Air and Nothingness Press! Preorders are now available, and shipping/publication date will be January 31st. I’m honoured to be included among this amazing cast of […]Read more "Cities of Dust, Planes of Light"
Hey friends; awards season is on us again, and because no one should ever self-reject, I’d like to present some of the stuff I’ve done this year for your consideration. If anyone who is considering making nominations wants a review copy of any of these, I can provide e-copies in pdf upon request (and would […]Read more "2018 Awards Eligibility Post!"
It’s always an odd thing to decide how to present yourself on the internet. This site will be strictly for my fiction writing projects.Read more "Welcome to My Blog!"
Fire & Blood by George R.R. Martin My rating: 5 of 5 stars Eager for all things Game of Thrones and A Song of Ice and Fire, I asked for this book for a Yuletide gift. My kids got it for me for Mother’s Day. They’re good kids (adult kids, now; older than I’d like […]Read more "Book Review: Fire & Blood by George R.R. Martin @GRRMSpeaking"
Shadow of Victory by David Weber My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book is not about Honor Harrington. It’s not about Aivars Terekhov. It’s not even about Mike Henke or either of the series’ Zilwickis. This book is about Sinead Terekhov. It’s about Grezegorz Zielinski and Tomasz Szponder. It’s about Adam Siml and Zdenek […]Read more "Book Review: Shadow of Victory by David Weber"
Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey My rating: 4 of 5 stars No one would ever publish this book, were it written today. It’s full of purple prose and repetition, heaving bosoms and moustache-twirling bad guys, and it’s considered a foundational book of the Western genre, and established maybe 75% of the tropes, […]Read more "Book Review: Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey"
Jem by Frederik Pohl My rating: 4 of 5 stars Read for the Science Fiction Masterworks Book Club. This book was absorbing, interesting, and kept me picking it up to see what would happen next. It was also joyless, cynical, and depressing in a way that makes A Song of Ice and Fire seem hopeful […]Read more "Book Review: Jem: The Making of a Utopia by Frederik Pohl"
I’m re-reading the last ten books in the Honorverse space opera series by David Weber in true chronological order. That is to say, I am reading it all as if it were one big story, not several separate books, in the order in which the events described took place (as much as possible.) I will […]Read more "A True Chronological Reading of the Last 10 Honorverse Books, Part 5 @DavidWeberBooks"
Shadow of Freedom by David Weber My rating: 4 of 5 stars This novel has received a lot of mixed reviews. But I personally really enjoyed it! Okay, here’s the thing: if you came here looking for Honor Harrington, you’ve come barking up the wrong tree. She’s not here, man. People quote her from time […]Read more "Book Review: Shadow of Freedom by David Weber"
Blood Music by Greg Bear My rating: 5 of 5 stars Read for the Science Fiction Masterworks Book Club. Basic plot: mad scientist full of his own god-complex is told to shut down his experiment, but he persists anyway, and then THINGS GO HORRIBLY WRONG. Basically, it’s Frankenstein. Except that this is Frankenstein with a […]Read more "Book Review: Blood Music by Greg Bear"