The Problems with #FearlessWomen, and why #FearlessMen Needs to Exist as Well

Back to the blog, for a bit at least, thanks to my first official week off (most of a week, anyway) since beginning my army service. The time in between finishing my Hebrew course and moving to my current base doesn’t count as vacation. ūüėČ And, as luck would have it, Tor.com again gave meContinue reading “The Problems with #FearlessWomen, and why #FearlessMen Needs to Exist as Well”

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 ofContinue reading “WorldCon Must Bake the Cake”

Fiction Must Be Designed to Entertain, and You Must Support Those on Your Side

A couple quick posts I want to spotlight and discuss a bit, as I have some time to actually write a blog post this week. First, is a post from back in December, by Bradford C. Walker, (yes, I’m behind on things; being in the army here in Israel does that) on something that oughtContinue reading “Fiction Must Be Designed to Entertain, and You Must Support Those on Your Side”

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’veContinue reading “A Quick Update, and a Free Short Story, Starfall”

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 oneContinue reading “No, Do Not “Let the Past Die””

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 dreamContinue reading “Duty, Sacrifice, and What to Expect Going Forward.”

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 twoContinue reading “Women in Star Wars: Tor.com Misses the Mark–Again”

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, AmazonContinue reading “After-Action Thoughts on the Launch of A Looming Shadow”

Modern Star Trek, Star Wars, and the Problem of Creativity

I’m pleased to share the fact that I have a new guest post up on the prestigious Castalia House blog, on the topic of modern¬†Star Trek,¬†Star Wars, and their creative problems. Check it out over on the Castalia House site!

Fantasy Casting: A Greater Duty

While it’s unlikely that the¬†Galaxy Ascendant series will ever be adapted for film, for numerous reasons (though one never knows for certain!), I’d be a liar if I said I never thought about what that might look like. I’m sure pretty much every author has. So, as I’ve seen several others do, I’m going toContinue reading “Fantasy Casting: A Greater Duty”