Author Archives: BT

Guest at SoonerCon, airport langoliers

This month I found myself jetting off to Oklahoma as a featured guest for SoonerCon 28, held in a particularly snazzy Hilton in the pleasant city of Norman. Sold almost every copy I brought of TEN THOUSAND THUNDERS, attended and … Continue reading

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Silk, Sequels, and Sumerian Script

I have learned (often through hard-won lessons) the importance of developing a personal code, a customized Bushido, on my journey through life. This private list of 19 rules ranges from the seemingly insignificant (I never have coffee on consecutive days) … Continue reading

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Endgame and the Journey to Here

I was one of the dawn journeyers, making my pilgrimage to see Avengers Endgame for a 2 a.m. showing on opening day. There’s a special thrill to driving at that hour, with the Interstate nearly vacant save for the occasional … Continue reading

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Dinosaur world, On the Premises

So I’m “officially” a curmudgeon. 🙂 TangentOnline posted a glowing review this month for my Galaxy’s Edge story “Aftershock,” but check out the last paragraph of their review, in which they (correctly) hypothesize about my worldview: If you’re contemplating time-travel, … Continue reading

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Dayshift, Eureka, and Cry the Thousand Sentinels

Starting this month out with some exciting news. The Year’s Best Military and Adventure SF series has selected my novelette “Crash-Site” (first published last year in F&SF) for inclusion in their upcoming Volume 5. This marks my second consecutive appearance, … Continue reading

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Hopepunk? Cyberpunk? Grimdark?

My earliest literary loves were books that contained adventure. Sinbad’s voyages, Hercules’ labors, Jason and those Argonauts, journeys to the center of the Earth or to the bottom of the sea. The spirit of discovery, of adventure, of new frontiers … Continue reading

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Reflecting on 2018

In 2018, I visited Copenhagen and spent time touring Rome, Venice, Florence, Pisa, Orvieto, Sienna, Assisi, and Tuscany. I attended Archon in Illinois and got to moderate and participate in several literary panels, where I also read from and signed … Continue reading

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Jade Rabbits, Dieselpunk, and Virgins

So China is going to the moon. Following up on the heels of their 2013 Yutu (Jade Rabbit) mission, China will soon be launching the Chang’e 4 to touchdown on lunar soil. I should add that this is not just … Continue reading

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Ten Thousand Thunders is released!

On October 6, 2018 a new science fiction book entered the world: my novel Ten Thousand Thunders has officially hatched, flown into bookstores, and is making the rounds into reader hands. The reviews are likewise pouring in from some dizzyingly … Continue reading

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Guest at Archon, releasing virgins, and the sound of thunder

As teased in last month’s blog update, “The Memorybox Vultures” is now out in Fantasy & Science Fiction and has been getting some wonderful reviews. It was also a pleasant surprise to see that the story was selected to open … Continue reading

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