Category Archives: Sci-Fi

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 […]

Legacy Fleet: Colossus is Live!

It’s up! it’s live! It’s for sale as part of Nick Webb’s insanely popular Legacy Fleet series on Amazon’s Kindle Worlds! As I mention in the Author’s Notes section of the book, Legacy Fleet: Colossus was of a universe that I spent a lot of time in many years ago: Palladium Books’ Robotech RPG. While […]

Introducing Chronicle Worlds: Feyland

Chronicle Worlds Feyland Cover

Imagine if you will, a world of the future. A world where rich kids are chipped to run automated houses and fly in grav-powered limos while poor kids watch their families dissolve into poor health and struggle to manage the bare necessities. The only thing that brings these groups together is the VirtuMax corporation, an […]

The Expocalypse Arrives!

Taste Makers Cover

“The Taste Makers serves up an apocalypse easily worthy of The Joker’s most diabolical of schemes.  Frater executes The Gotham/NYC food scene with a savvy panache and a spicy menace that, pardon the pun, cuts like a knife.  This is one weird serving of an Apocalypse that’s singular, and frightening, in vision.  Try a slice […]

‘Mosaics ‘Anthology Launches Today!

Today’s the day, all the excitement, all the anticipation, and now it’s finally here. And don’t forget to enter the mega giveaway, including a Kindle Fire, a $50 gift card, and a paperback library, at the end of this post! A project focused on bringing women’s voices to readers and celebrating the stories they have […]

Banned Book Week 2015: Fahrenheit 451

Bad news: 451 degrees F is not, in fact, the temperature at which paper bursts into flame. (It’s actually between 440 and 470 degrees F depending on the type of paper). Good news: Ray Bradbury’s novel about censorship, mass media, and induced apathy in the modern world is as accessible and spooky as it was […]

When UFOs Were Real

One of the niftier bits about growing up in the 1970s was that UFOs were real. Real enough for the U.S. Air Force to carry on with a project known as Project Blue Book. It was, we were told, a concerted effort by the military to quantify reported sightings of Unidentified Flying Objects in an […]

Reader’s Advisory: The Immortality Chronicles

Immortality Chronicles Cover

It’s a deceptively simple bit of wordcraft: you take the word “mortal,” stick a two letter prefix on it, and you get a word which raises a dizzying variety of possibility. Mortality is every bit as metaphysical a concept as the human race has managed to conceive. What is it to be alive? What does […]

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 […]