Author Archives: BT

“Galleon”, Dorian Gray, and Immortality

My sci-fi novelette “Galleon” is in the current (July/August 2017) issue of Analog. And a podcast of my dark fantasy story “The JPEG of Dorian Gray” is available from the nice folks at Third Flatiron. The stories have nothing to do with each … Continue reading

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Greatest Moments in Sci-Fi Movie History

I went to Europe for a few weeks, to see London, Amsterdam, the Rhine Valley, Switzerland, and Paris. It was as wonderful as it sounds and frankly, I’m going to make it a point to go back once a year. … Continue reading

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A Thousand Deaths Through Flesh and Stone

I’ve just received my contributor’s copy of the May/June 2017 issue of Fantasy & Science Fiction, and was surprised (in the best possible way) to see that my story “A Thousand Deaths Through Flesh and Stone” opens the issue. On a … Continue reading

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Shadows, Shore Leave, and Bones

My story “Shadows and Shore Leave” has officially debuted in Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show. In the very far future, a soldier comes home to visit the family he’s not seen in three years. This family includes his father, his … Continue reading

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February update

Can I start by saying that I loved Rogue One? Yes, you’ve all seen it, but I only just got around to it. I’ve been busy, what can I say? It’s the Star Wars film I waited more than 30 years … Continue reading

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Awards Eligibility Post 2016

Having crossed December’s frosty threshold and with the conclusion of 2016 within merciful reach, I thought it might be a good time to mention my qualifying stories that are eligible for awards. I’ll be putting together my own recommendation list … Continue reading

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The last gasps of 2016 at last

After ten months of a year which has obviously crawled out of some Smog Monster gestation pod to bring its despair and pollution to all mankind, November was actually pretty good. Philosophically, politically, historically, it was a complete disaster. It was the … Continue reading

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The joy of short fiction and Star Trek film reviews

  Autumn is here in deep pooling shadows and icy-fanged mornings. Some quick doses of news: Nature Futures’ podcast selected my story “Interdimensional Trade Benefits” as their favorite sci-fi tale published in August, and gave it a classy recital on … Continue reading

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Redshirt Revolution and WorldCon

  Together with my good friends at The Skeptics Guide to the Universe, I had a chance to advance screen the Star Trek – The Original Series Tour in Ticonderoga, New York. While the building is rather unassuming from the outside, the … Continue reading

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Virtual Realities

Some writing news to begin with: I was notified this month that I’m a Baen Fantasy Adventure Award Finalist for a non-western, non-medieval fantasy novelette of mine. I also sold my flash piece “Interdimensional Trade Benefits” to Nature Futures; this … Continue reading

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