A Final Thought on “Representation” in Fiction

Now, I’ve talked a bit about this nonsense before, so I’m not going to spend too much time talking about why the whole campaign for “representation” in fiction is stupid. In brief, anyone who feels some sort of personal need for characters who look like them is pathetic. All that should matter in fiction is ifContinue reading “A Final Thought on “Representation” in Fiction”

Reclaiming “Strong Female Characters” in Science Fiction

There has been a lot of talk, and a lot of criticism about, a recently release Star Wars: Galaxy of Adventures animated short. This particular episode is basically a fawning tribute to Princess Leia, with a focus on the scenes in the Death Star in A New Hope. I’m not going to detail every singleContinue reading “Reclaiming “Strong Female Characters” in Science Fiction”

Galaxy Ascendant Lore Post: The Galactic Alliance: The Union of Many for the Greater Good

Time for a new Galaxy Ascendant lore post! Not a ship his time; rather, a faction that has played, and continues to play, a major role in the series. At some point (once time allows, and once I know what exactly I’d want it to look like) I’ll add the Alliance’s emblem to this post.Continue reading “Galaxy Ascendant Lore Post: The Galactic Alliance: The Union of Many for the Greater Good”

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”

Star Wars is Dead: Long Live the Galaxy Ascendant!

I don’t recall where I first heard the statement that in Hollywood, people fail upward, but it’s especially appropriate given the recent news that Kathleen Kennedy’s contract with Lucasfilm has been extended by three years—despite the sorry state of what was formerly one of the most powerful, sure-fire franchises in existence. Under her tenure, TheContinue reading “Star Wars is Dead: Long Live the Galaxy Ascendant!”

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”

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””

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”

The Reformation of Star Wars

This is technically a share of a share, but I saw the original post through Nick Cole’s site, so it followed that I should link to his page. The post which he shared is actually a review of Galaxy’s Edge: Galactic Outlaws, the second book in the Galaxy’s Edge series, written by Nick Cole andContinue reading “The Reformation of Star Wars”

Women Crying During Wonder Woman’s Fight Scenes, and the Problem with Modern Priorities

So, Wonder Woman was a good movie. In my opinion, a very good one, and definitely one of my favorite superhero movies of all time, largely because it maintained a good balance, in my view, between being s serious story but also remaining optimistic and fun (unlike previous DC movies.) Also, having a main character who wantedContinue reading “Women Crying During Wonder Woman’s Fight Scenes, and the Problem with Modern Priorities”