WorldCon Must Bake the Cake

It’s been a little while, and even my periscoping schedule has fallen off a bit as things in the army have gotten busier. However, this is worth making note of. Those who’ve watched my periscopes or who follow me on Twitter will likely know at least something about the struggle between an author friend of…

A Quick Update, and a Free Short Story, Starfall

Hey everyone, I hope the new year had been going great! It’s been quiet here for a while, largely due to my army service, which really doesn’t allow time for writing blog posts (I have been periscoping, however, and you can follow me over there if you’re interested!) Things are going well, overall, and I’ve…

No, Do Not “Let the Past Die”

As those who follow me on Twitter and have watched my recent periscope know, I have a great many problems with Star Wars: The Last Jedi. That said, pretty much every criticism worth making has been voiced by others, and I unfortunately don’t have time for a full-length review; however, I had to comment on one…

Duty, Sacrifice, and What to Expect Going Forward.

As those who follow me online may well know by now, I will be starting an 18-month stint of service in the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) starting tomorrow, as of this writing. This was something I first thought of doing years ago, and later decided that it was something I must do. And tomorrow, that dream…

Women in Star Wars: Tor.com Misses the Mark–Again

I’ve been fairly open about the numerous issues I’ve had with modern Star Wars. While I will continue to give The Force Awakens the benefit of the doubt (for overall quality) until I see where The Last Jedi takes the series, I cannot ignore the major problems that have become more and more visible, especially in Rogue One. The two…

After-Action Thoughts on the Launch of A Looming Shadow

So, it’s been just about a week since the launch of A Looming Shadow, book 2 in the Galaxy Ascendant series. Honestly, I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect, though I had hopes of improving on the May launch of A Greater Duty. Fortunately, and thankfully, I have managed to do just that. Between more active marketing, Amazon…