Author Archives: BT

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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The Memorybox Vultures

“The problem, people told her, was that she was always dealing with the dead.” My sci-fi noir tale “The Memorybox Vultures” is about to appear in the September/October issue of Fantasy & Science Fiction (this will be my second appearance … Continue reading

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Anthony Bourdain

“Fellow travelers, this is what you want, this is what you need. This is the path to true happiness and wisdom.” Anthony Bourdain uttered those words while sitting on a red plastic stool on a street-side restaurant in Vietnam. And … Continue reading

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Crash Site, Jackbox, and the War Hero universe

I enjoy experimenting with perspective in my writing. My novelette “Crash Site” (now available in the May/June 2018 issue of Fantasy & Science Fiction) was written as a large-scale canvas to explore a rogue’s gallery of viewpoints within the frame … Continue reading

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A Quiet Place of Terror and a City in the Sky

I saw A Quiet Place and found it to be one of the most intense films I’ve seen since 28 Weeks Later. Smart, tightly constructed and truly scary, with an admirable devotion to show-don’t-tell storytelling and a thoroughly unique nature … Continue reading

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