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October Cryptozoology

Here in New England, it’s the month of apple-picking and pumpkin-selecting, sweet ciders, freshly baked pies, autumn harvests, local honey, hayrides, and trees spreading bright phoenix-wings. I have two announcements to kick things off. The first is the sale of … Continue reading

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September in Three Photos

This month, business took me to Virginia, and while I expected to find plenty of fascinating Revolutionary War walkabouts and delicious hams, I found myself unexpectedly marveling at their highway technology… Returning to Connecticut, I found this waiting for me… … Continue reading

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“Crash-Site” wins the 2019 Readers’ Choice Award, plus some words on research

A couple news items to start the August update: I was notified a few days ago that I sold my story “Tunnels” to Third Flatiron’s Longevity-themed anthology. Readers may recall how my June blog post referenced a new story idea … Continue reading

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Writing on Assignment

Over the past few years, I’ve had the good fortune of appearing in 23 professional anthologies. Roughly a third of them were the result of an editor inviting me to submit a story and, as is common with anthologies, this … Continue reading

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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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