Galaxy Ascendant 3 Map Reveal

When someone thinks of maps in speculative fiction books, the mind always goes first to the fantasy genre, and the city/country/continent/world maps that go along with it. I love those maps, and my recently released epic fantasy novel, The Dragon Hand, featured one such map. However, science fiction stories can make good use of maps asContinue reading “Galaxy Ascendant 3 Map Reveal”

Galaxy Ascendant 3 Cover Art Update, & a Brief Artistic Journey Through the Series so Far

My Galaxy Ascendant 3: A Shifting Alliance indiegogo campaign is gradually moving along, and today, I wanted to give a quick update on the cover art for the book, and to talk a bit about the amazing book covers the series has had so far, courtesy of the awesome John Zeleznik. First, the latest updateContinue reading “Galaxy Ascendant 3 Cover Art Update, & a Brief Artistic Journey Through the Series so Far”

New Release: The Dragon Hand

A bit later than initially planned, but we’ve made it to the big moment, and now I get ot share with you a project that has been in progress, in one form or another, for quite a long time, and is something different from my previous and upcoming Galaxy Ascendant books. Let me introduce youContinue reading “New Release: The Dragon Hand”

Cover Reveal: The Dragon Hand

It’s taken a bit longer than expected, due to thing beyond both my and my artist’s control, but it’s well worth the wait. Things have been generally very busy lately, and I’m past due for a general update on my various projects (coming soon!). But rest assured, my army service hasn’t had a negative impactContinue reading “Cover Reveal: The Dragon Hand”

The White Male Initiative

It’s been a while, once again, but I intend to, again, try and be more regular on here, even if that means shorter posts. It’s no secret that white men have fast become possibly the only group of people that is ok to be attacked and discriminated against. Setting aside all of the programs, initiatives,Continue reading “The White Male Initiative”

On Heroes, and “Flaws”

A recent post by Rawle Nyanzi on virtuous heroes and how they have been attacked and maligned by many in recent times got me thinking about both heroes, and the somewhat more broad topic of main characters. Specifically, as the title suggests, the obsession with character flaws. I remember seeing so much discussion of thisContinue reading “On Heroes, and “Flaws””

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”

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”

Writer’s Ramble: On the Reality of Fictional Characters

For reasons I’m not quite sure of, the late, once great Mass Effect franchise has been on my mind lately. I’m not here to lament the decline and, essentially, the destruction of a great franchise and setting–the Mass Effect universe is second only to my own sci-fi universe in my list of fictional sci-fi universes in which IContinue reading “Writer’s Ramble: On the Reality of Fictional Characters”