Cover Reveal: A Looming Shadow

After much time and work, my second book  A Looming Shadow, book 2 in the Galaxy Ascendant series will be releasing very soon. So it is my distinct pleasure to reveal the cover of the book, done, once again, by the amazing John Zeleznik. It was great to work with him again, and the cover came…

Book Review: Star Wars: Thrawn, by Timothy Zahn

Those who follow me here and elsewhere will know that I haven’t pulled my punches when it comes to criticizing modern Star Wars. Problems range from a lack of creativity to Mary Sue characters, to diversity being the focus, to the apparent need to give literally EVERYTHING its own spin-off or backstory, even when totally unnecessary.…

Some Personal Thoughts on Self-Censorship

Jon Del Arroz is really hitting it out of the park this week (pun intended). His recent article on the national anthem controversy and baseball has really blown up, and he’s been receiving a lot of hate for it. Check out a Best Of compilation of those comments over on his site. I’d like to…

Let’s Talk About The Orville

Having slogged through two long reviews/rants about the “official” Star Trek show currently airing (not on TV though), I can now reward myself by talking about the REAL spiritual successor to the Star Trek I grew up on and have loved for pretty much my whole life, The Orville. A lot has been said already about this show, and…