Introducing A Greater Duty, Part 1: How We Got Here

There is still some time before the release of my debut novel, A Greater Duty, but it shouldn’t be too long now. Thus, I believe the time is right to begin introducing this story, the product of over a decade of (on and off) work, to all of you. As I stated above, the initialContinue reading “Introducing A Greater Duty, Part 1: How We Got Here”

Thoughts on Rogue One, and My Growing Problem with the Star Wars Franchise

Let me start off by making it clear that I love Star Wars. Ever since I saw the originals (on VHS–lucky me!) I’ve been in love with the universe. Years back, I read many of the Expanded Universe books (though I did take issue with some of them, but more on that later), and played aContinue reading “Thoughts on Rogue One, and My Growing Problem with the Star Wars Franchise”

Writing Talk: Interplanetary Civilizations (Case Study: The Galactic Alliance) Part 2

In Part 1 of this short series of posts, I talked about the first part of Planetary Defense Command’s series of posts about galactic empires, or interplanetary civilizations in general, where he went into actual science to look at how densely populated a galaxy would theoretically be, and some of the ramifications of this, andContinue reading “Writing Talk: Interplanetary Civilizations (Case Study: The Galactic Alliance) Part 2”

Writing Talk: Interplanetary Civilizations (Case Study: the Galactic Alliance) Part 1

Recently, a set of blog posts over at Planetary Defense Command was brought to my attention, and before I knew it I’d read all four parts. The posts in questions, the first of which is linked here (and each part has a link to the next in the series) discusses a very interesting sci-fi relatedContinue reading “Writing Talk: Interplanetary Civilizations (Case Study: the Galactic Alliance) Part 1”

J K Rowling, George Lucas, and Retcons (Mostly A Rant)

This wasn’t a post planned in advance, but when I saw the ‘news’ where J K Rowling ‘announced’ that she regretted pairing up Ron and Hermione in the Harry Potter series not long ago, I felt the need to say something about it. (Though I am aware that in the full interview her comments weren’t asContinue reading “J K Rowling, George Lucas, and Retcons (Mostly A Rant)”

On Vision

“You will pay the price for your lack of vision!” –Emperor Palpatine, 2013 The importance of vision  is something that I feel is often understated. I would make a comparison between a creator’s vision to a politicians ideology: Without it, there’s really something missing. Everyone needs a goal to work toward, and that goal shouldContinue reading “On Vision”