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”

The Galaxy Ascendant

As my regular readers here are no doubt aware, earlier this week I released A Looming Shadow, book 2 in the Galaxy Ascendant series. I first talked about it a while back in relation to the space opera genre. But now that there is more than one book out, I think it’s an appropriate time to moreContinue reading “The Galaxy Ascendant”

New Release: A Looming Shadow

It’s finally time! A Looming Shadow, book 2 in the Galaxy Ascendant series, is officially available on amazon in ebook format (print version to follow soon.) It’s been an awesome process, form start to finish, albeit a very different one from A Greater Duty. With that, the book had been in progress, to one degree or another, for almostContinue reading “New Release: A Looming Shadow”

Some Thoughts on Writing Sequels

(Note: I will do my utmost not to spoil anything from A Greater Duty, book 1 in the series, for anyone who has yet to read it, but it is possible that due to the fact that I am talking about the sequel, there may be some minor spoilers.) It’s important, for a writer, to regularlyContinue reading “Some Thoughts on Writing Sequels”

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 cameContinue reading “Cover Reveal: A Looming Shadow”

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 toContinue reading “Some Personal Thoughts on Self-Censorship”

Going Full Space Opera: The Galaxy Ascendant

There have been a couple of very interesting, and, for me, relevant articles made over the last day or so, on the topic of space opera. Of most relevance is a post by Bradford C. Walker, regarding what he is looking for when he ventures into the realm of space opera. Of particular note, isContinue reading “Going Full Space Opera: The Galaxy Ascendant”

Creating a Non-Human Species From the Character Up

I did a similar post several years ago, but due to the fact that I have no had more experience creating non-human characters and species, and thus have a more streamline process, I figured it was worth doing a follow-up. (Quick note: there shouldn’t be any spoilers here for either A Greater Duty or A Looming Shadow.)Continue reading “Creating a Non-Human Species From the Character Up”

Alien Lives Matter: Introducing the Burroughs Test

I was recently made aware of this excellent post over at SuperversiveSF by Nate Winchester (thanks to Rawle Nyanzi for bringing it to my attention.) In the article, Nate addresses the “current year” issue of “representation” in fiction, that being where people on the Left, primarily SJWs, make the “diversity” of a film’s cast aContinue reading “Alien Lives Matter: Introducing the Burroughs Test”

Excuses, Excuses

So it seems that “mega-author” John Scalzi is having trouble getting writing in–because of President Trump, and recent bad weather (which did not directly impact where he lives.) Author Brian Niemeier already commented on this development far better than I can, and his post triggered Scalzi so much that he publicly called out Brian (andContinue reading “Excuses, Excuses”