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I’m answering reader questions on Goodreads in September!

To celebrate Absence of Blade‘s upcoming one-year release anniversary, I’ll be answering reader questions on Goodreads all September! Visit my author profile on Goodreads and ask me anything about science fiction, publishing, the writing process, or something random if you’d … Continue reading

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Why Can’t Deadpool Die?

Warning: Spoilers for Deadpool 2, Logan “There are two constants in life: death and sequels.” – Me I saw Deadpool 2 last weekend. Despite a problematic, fridging-dependent premise, I enjoyed it a lot and thought it nailed the fourth wall-breaking, … Continue reading

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What Would Life be Like on a Planet with Binary Stars?

It’s an iconic shot: Luke Skywalker watches double sunsets as evening falls on Tattooine in Star Wars: A New Hope. Science fiction films like Star Wars, and novels like Brian Aldiss’ The Dark Light Years and Fire Time by Poul … Continue reading

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Upcoming Space Opera Release – ABSENCE OF BLADE

I’m excited to announce the release of my debut novel, Absence of Blade! Absence of Blade is the start of a new space opera series set against a backdrop of interstellar strife. On a contested world, a hegemonic human empire … Continue reading

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Writing Convincing Aliens Part 3: Interstellar Relations

This series is intended to help writers brainstorm the elements that go into creating convincing aliens. It can also be applied to creating convincing nonhuman fantasy creatures, artificial intelligences, and so on. My science fiction novel, Absence of Blade, is … Continue reading

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Writing Convincing Aliens Part 2: Culture and Society

This series is intended to help writers brainstorm the elements that go into creating convincing aliens*. It can also be applied to creating convincing nonhuman fantasy creatures, artificial intelligences, and so on. My science fiction novel, Absence of Blade, is … Continue reading

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Writing Convincing Aliens Part 1: Biology and Ecology

This series is intended to help writers brainstorm the elements that go into creating convincing aliens*. It can also be applied to creating convincing nonhuman fantasy creatures, artificial intelligences, and so on. My science fiction novel, Absence of Blade, is … Continue reading

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Large Hadrosaur Collider*– Or, Thoughts on Jurassic World

Jurassic World takes the opportunity to engage with the themes of Jurassic Park and turns it into an hour and a half of plastic dinosaurs smashing together. Continue reading

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Where Are the Futures?

In his article “Where Are the Jobs?”, David Brooks observes that outside of the information technology arena, we have made little progress in realizing the ideal future imagined thirty or forty years ago. We still depend largely on fossil fuels … Continue reading

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