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James Bond and All the Things

I’m an unabashed James Bond fan. It goes beyond the longevity of the series–60 years as of this writing. Growing up, I read the original Ian Fleming novels handed down to me from my father, and eventually entered 007’s cinematic … Continue reading

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Vienna, Bavaria, and Redspace Rising Wows the Critics

Donna and I decided to voyage to Vienna, for the signing of the Sokovia Accords.   🙂 The city of music and Hapsburg opulence, shelled by Napoleon and half-obliterated by World War 2, Vienna is a study in contrast: centuries-old architecture … Continue reading

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Redspace Rising is Out!

It’s official: my novel Redspace Rising is now available everywhere books are sold! Publisher’s Weekly calls it a “nimble, bloody space opera… Trent works in some thought-provoking speculation on the pliability of identity and technology’s ability to change human nature.” … Continue reading

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Rushdie, Van Gogh, Romania, China

Salman Rushdie was brutally attacked and stabbed this month while speaking at the Chautauqua Institute in New York. He is a personal hero of mine. A writer of vivid power and perception, a man of astounding courage, and a true … Continue reading

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The Song of Lost Voices in FSF

“The desert was singing louder than usual as Jack Santos shuffled into the kitchen tent for a much-needed coffee.” That’s the opening line for my novelette “The Song of Lost Voices”, which happens to be the headlining tale in The … Continue reading

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Oahu, Near Death, Aloha

Aloha from Hawaii! Here on Oahu, exploring the island from Waikiki Beach to Diamond Head and beyond. Sampling local fare (count me a fan of poke) and ramen and udon bowls which are easily the best I’ve had outside of … Continue reading

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Omicron, Top Gun, Spiderish Robots, and Cats

So after two-and-a-half years of dodging Covid, it caught me. My experience was this: I had a fever for the first day, and a dry cough for the next four. Absolutely no symptoms whatsoever after that. I isolated and hydrated. … Continue reading

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Wendigos and Revolutions

My humorous fantasy story “Love Song of the Wendigo” is out in the Dark Cheer: Cryptids Emerging anthology (silver edition). The call was for unique twists on cryptozoological and folkloric entities. The story is told from the perspective of the … Continue reading

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The New Cold War, AIDS Fundraising, World War IV

This is in my hometown, 4,500 miles from Ukraine. The solidarity is truly global, and two things have become increasingly clear regarding Putin’s invasion: First, his plan will end up ranking as one of the worst miscalculations in the past … Continue reading

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How an Archaeologist and Dracula Helped a Writer Publish a Story

It’s with great pleasure that I can announce the sale of my novelette “The Song of Lost Voices” to The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. This will be my ninth appearance in these esteemed pages. Very special thanks to … Continue reading

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