An Amazon Escalation

Well it’s happened. As I worried, back when Amazon rejected my ad campaign for A Shifting Alliance because “guns bad,” that this was just a precursor to Amazon banning books outright, so we’ve seen now. Yesterday, Jon Del Arroz’s upcoming book Glorified, and Delcan Finn’s Deus Vult, both of which were up for pre-order (andContinue reading “An Amazon Escalation”

Amazon to Authors: Guns Bad, ‘Mkay

Well yesterday was an interesting one. Before I headed back to base, I decided to set u pa small Amazon ad campaign for each of my currently released Galaxy Ascendant books, given that the next two are coming out fairly soon. So I set up the campaign for A Greater Duty. As usual, it wasContinue reading “Amazon to Authors: Guns Bad, ‘Mkay”

I’m Back! Also, an Important Aspect of a Creator’s Mindset.

It’s been a while, sorry about that! Part of that is on me, for focusing more on finishing Galaxy Ascendant 5–it’s complete!–and just not getting to writing here. Also there were some things out of my control, and I’ve spent 3 of the last 4 and a half weeks in the field, being deployed dueContinue reading “I’m Back! Also, an Important Aspect of a Creator’s Mindset.”

Reclaiming “Strong Female Characters” in Science Fiction

There has been a lot of talk, and a lot of criticism about, a recently release Star Wars: Galaxy of Adventures animated short. This particular episode is basically a fawning tribute to Princess Leia, with a focus on the scenes in the Death Star in A New Hope. I’m not going to detail every singleContinue reading “Reclaiming “Strong Female Characters” in Science Fiction”

How to Win the Culture War

It’s no secret that we’re currently engaged in a culture war, whether you want to admit it or not. Most of the people who run “mainstream” culture, especially geek culture, tend to be from one single side of the political divide—the Left—and often very far to that side. We see it in their pushing ofContinue reading “How to Win the Culture War”