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2020 Year in Review

What the hell can I say about 2020?  I was thinking of listing the things I was supposed to do (going to Austria for example, my brother’s wedding, etc). Then I realized that if I start down that rabbit hole … Continue reading

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We Shall Rise, Brain Games, Writing Drafts

Earlier this year when the possibility of a pandemic was not foremost in my mind, I received an invitation to contribute to the New York Times bestselling BLACK TIDE RISING series by John Ringo.  The mainline books have chronicled the … Continue reading

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The Dog and the Ferryman

Today marks my third appearance this year in Fantasy & Science Fiction, and seventh overall with that magazine, as my story “The Dog and the Ferryman” hits bookstores, mailboxes, e-readers, and neuralinks everywhere. Ok, no neuralinks yet, but sooner or … 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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“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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Bygone days of the Astroliners

From the outside, the rocketship looks like some relic of the early Cold War. It’s little more than a lengthy cylinder like some retrofitted ICBM, with a bright red needle on the end like a painted narwhal tusk. The words … 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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Great Silence, Strange Beasts, Luminous Wings

I’ve been thinking a lot about the Great Silence, the Fermi Paradox, Great Filters. It’s difficult to have this conversation at all because we have only one data-point, but what’s the deal? “Two possibilities exist,” wrote Clarke. “Either we are … Continue reading

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“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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