Category Archives: News & Announcements

AetherCon VI

A neat bit of news: I’m moderating some guest Q&A panels at AetherCon VI, which is in full swing now. AetherCon is an all-online convention where participants can roll from one panel room to another, visit events, and partake in moderated gaming sessions with game masters from every time zone. In my case, I’ll be […]

My First Superhero Story

Disclosure: I’m a rabid fan of the MCU. I love the acting, the writing, the sets, the costumes, the whole shebang. But other than a brief flirtation with the New Mutants in the late ‘80s, I’ve never really collected Marvel’s comics. I know the characters and I followed the grand story arcs, but I’m not […]

Trusting Your News Feed

10 Investigative Reporting Outlets to Follow January 13, 2017 This post first appeared on We’ve just started a new series highlighting some of the best, in-depth investigative journalism that is uncovering real news, revealing wrongdoing and fomenting change. As a compendium, here are 10 investigative reporting outlets that are worth following if they’re not […]

And Now, A Singularity!

The Legacy Human by Susan Kay Quinn What would you give to live forever? Seventeen-year-old Elijah Brighton wants to become an ascender—a post-Singularity human/machine hybrid—after all, they’re smarter, more enlightened, more compassionate, and above all, achingly beautiful. But Eli is a legacy human, preserved and cherished for his unaltered genetic code, just like the rainforest […]

A New Book Cover

I’ve been pontificating about a project of mine here for years. I’ve called it the Blockade series because it is a planned hard Sci-fi series about a ring of thingies surrounding the solar system. The first book is titled Article 9, and I’m almost ready to hit the publish button on it.

Book Announcement

  And now, another book announcement. You may remember my plug for Theme-Thology: New Myths I shared a few weeks ago. That was a cool book. Even better, I’m actually in this one. It’s the fourth book in HDWP Books’ Theme-Thology series of anthologies, titled Real Worlds Unreal, where each story takes place in a […]

A Shameless Plug

  As I’ve mentioned here before, I’m trying to get back into the game of fiction writing. Along the way, I’ve met plenty of awesome people who got involved in the game after I left, or never left and went on to do amazing things. Charles Barouch is one of the latter. We worked together […]

Too Cool for Words

This is Lara (aka, Mrs. Rogue Scholar, MLS). Lara is a librarian at the NYC Dept. of Health Library. Before she started there, she worked at the EPA Library on Broadway, NYC. This is Lara’s book, "Fat Chicks Rule: How to Survive in a Thin-Centric World." (I helped write the first chapter.) And this is […]

Duke U. Press Joins LOCKSS

An announcment from Duke University Press & Duke Libraries, care of Kimberly Steinle: For immediate release: Nov. 8, 2006 CONTACT: Mandy Dailey-Berman (Duke University Press, Journals Publicity  Coordinator) DUKE UNIVERSITY PRESS, DUKE LIBRARIES TO SUPPORT LONG-TERM STRATEGIES  FOR PRESERVING ELECTRONIC SCHOLARLY JOURNAL CONTENT DURHAM, N.C. — Duke University Press and Duke University Libraries will  be […]