Tag Archives: ten thousand thunders

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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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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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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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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Bidding 2017 Farewell

In 2017, I spent time in London, Amsterdam, Germany, Paris, and Switzerland (where I was forced into a duet with a professional yodeler). I was a guest on the NECSS panel in Manhattan to speak about science fiction in film. … Continue reading

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