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The Monsters of Olympus Mons

This month, my story “The Monsters of Olympus Mons” is featured in the July/August issue of Fantasy & Science Fiction. And while “An Incident on Ishtar” is still my favorite story I’ve written (and not just because there’s a bunny … Continue reading

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Clockwork, Watchmen, Trolls, and Pac-Man

On the heels of my dieselpunk appearance in Rhonda Parrish’s most recent alliterative series, I have sold a steampunk story to her next pending installment: my story “Checkmate” will be featured in Clockwork, Curses, and Coal. Parrish is not only … Continue reading

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Spring Zombies, Pizza, and Unenlightenments

It’s fascinating how quickly we adapt to new realities.  This morning I went to the grocery store, an act which now requires donning a mask and latex gloves and waiting in a line that stretches out the door, everyone six … Continue reading

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COVID, Hobbits, and Intergalactic Medicine

Fear is the mind-killer. Yes, we’re in the midst of a pandemic that isn’t to be taken lightly, but raiding grocery store shelves and hoarding months’ worth of supplies is only making things worse. Be mindful that other people need … Continue reading

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Death on the Nefertem Express

It’s remarkable what several bottles of wine on a train can do for you. As a kid, I grew up on a steady diet of mystery fiction. My mother was an aficionado of Daphne Du Maurier and Agatha Christie, which … Continue reading

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If You Want to be a Writer, You Need to Write

There’s a whiff of Zen about the statement. An apparent invite to “Thanks Captain Obvious” quips. Yet recent conversations with fellow writers both aspiring and professional has led me to the same conversational eddy, a kind of black hole accretion … Continue reading

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Mike Resnick, Tunnels, Ferryman

On January 9th of this year, my friend and sci-fi superstar Mike Resnick died from an aggressive form of lymphoma. Mike was a colossus in the field, a mentor to countless many, and a man of continual generosity. His contributions … Continue reading

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2019 Year in Review

In 2019 I spent time in Bermuda, took a group cruise with cherished friends, visited New York City and Virginia, and celebrated the holiday at St. Clement’s Castle. I attended SoonerCon in Oklahoma where I participated in and moderated several … Continue reading

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Travels through Italy

A year ago I took my parents and girlfriend to Italy, though never ended up blogging about it. Perhaps it’s the barren look of Connecticut in December, or grim contemplations on America, that have me reflecting on our tour of … Continue reading

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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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