How to Write Non-Human Characters

I had the pleasure of being a guest on Brian Niemeier’s Geek Gab: On the Books podcast today, where we talked about writing non-human characters. As he states in his post, it’s an important yet under-discussed topic in the science fiction (and fantasy) world. Check out Brian’s post, which includes links to my highly viewed article…

It’s #SpaceOperaWeek, but Where are the Aliens?

So, Tor.com decided that this week is Space Opera Week (#SpaceOperaWeek on Twitter), though thus far it seems that I and a few other fellow members of the #PulpRevolution have been dominating the hashtag, though that may be unsurprising, as Tor is using contributors who aren’t fans of the genre. Jon Del Arroz, author of…

Promotion: Blog Tours

As the release of my debut novel, A Greater Duty, fast approaches, I’ve been thinking more and more about promotion options, seeing as it’s something important that I’ll need to do, as much as it might not be something I’m naturally skilled at or enjoy. As such, the timing of the second episode of Brian Niemeier’s…

Don’t Skimp on the Action!

Check out this excellent post by Bradford C. Walker, on the topic of the lack of capital ship engagements in Star Wars (and other sci-fi) space battle scenes. It’s something I’d love to see more of, as well. Rogue One  had a bit of it, and as Bradford mentions, the Clone Wars show had some good fleet…

Book Review: Nethereal by Brian Niemeier

Before we begin, I should disclose that I have had numerous positive interactions with Brian Niemeier, ranging from Twitter conversations, to getting very helpful advice relating to self-publishing, and I was a guest on the Geek Gab podcast, on which he is a co-host. Disclosure out of the way, on to the book, which I…

A Greater Duty Preview

A Preview of A Greater Duty Yakov Merkin PROLOGUE What am I doing here? Nayasar Khariah resisted the urge to lean her lithe, leonine form back in her chair and rest her feet on the console in front of her, instead settling for tapping the desk in front of her with the clawed tips of her…