How to Win the Culture War

It’s no secret that we’re currently engaged in a culture war, whether you want to admit it or not. Most of the people who run “mainstream” culture, especially geek culture, tend to be from one single side of the political divide—the Left—and often very far to that side. We see it in their pushing of…

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, The…

Pulp Speed

For those who missed it, yesterday there was a great episode of Brian Niemeier’s Geek Gab: On the Books. In this week’s episode, he spoke with author Lucas Flint, on the topic of pulp speed. What is pulp speed, you might ask? Put simply, according to prolific writer Dean Wesley Smith, it is more of…

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 and…

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…