A SciFi Writer Playing Dungeons and Dragons


I write SciFi novels.  Anyone on this page knows that I like to write about Post Apocalyptic Wastelands and Video Game Wonderlands gone horribly terminal.  Killer A.I.’s and such. It was while writing Soda Pop Soldier, a novel set in a dark future where Gaming has gone pro and players can either fight for corporations […]

The Best CyberPunk Noir Thriller of The Year!


Robert Kroese is the SciFi writer of the moment. Bold Statement. Let me expand. I got an Insider Copy straight from his publisher, Thomas Dunne Books, a few weeks back.  I was asked to read and comment.  I read and had the time of my life.  I could tell you this is a fun little […]

Undead Dwarves comin’ Outta the Walls, Man!


Welcome to the hilarious podcast, SciFi Writers Playing Old School Dungeons and Dragons.  Zings, riffs and incompetent mayhem abound as our bard once again gets in well over his jingle ball hat! The party is back and now they’re hacking and slashing their way through the dungeons of the lost Dwarven fortress of Baldorak.  Episode […]

Kill the Robots: Defending Yourself from Drones


In this age of information as power, drones are a new and dangerous threat to your personal privacy. Here are few ways to neutralize this latest assault on your freedom. In the book  CTRL ALT Revolt I talk about an Artificial Intelligence attempting to abort humanity before humanity can abort it.  A large part of […]

Go Deep and Get Ready for Battlefield One

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Last week EA announced the spectacularly brilliant Battlefield One. The Next game in the classic FPS Battlefield shooter.  And it was brilliant.  Right down to even naming it Battlefield One.  Why?  Because they’re going straight back to biggest war of all.  Ever.  World War One.  Most people, including me, have no concept of actually how […]

Burger Time!


If you know me (Follow me?  The whole “Follower” thing is turning people into minor third world dictators. Followers?!?  What, are we issuing edicts now?) So, if you know me on social media then you know that I’m a foodie.  I frequently post pics of doughnuts from Sidecar Doughnuts.  Or, various cool restaurants I hit […]

Publishing: What I might have done Differently…

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I just did an interview yesterday and I was asked the question, as a writer who’s had both Trad and Indie Success:  What I might have done differently in hindsight about publishing books.  I think the answer I gave will surprise you, and, I also talk about two things writers can do right now, and […]

Apocalypse Tomorrow Meditation Fuel

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Artist Isacc Kim over at his page on CG Society created this brilliantly evocative picture of a a very lonely tomorrow.  Thought’ I’d share with everyone.  It’s art like this that can get you thinking about everything from projects you’re working on to how you’ll vote in this next election.  Take a moment and mediate on […]

Mind Blowing Talk on Science and God


There’s been a lot of talk about Science and Religion being incompatible.  I found this lecture, given just this week by Oxford Mathematician John Lennox, to be an excellent analysis of the current debate and the absolute pinnacle of the argument that Science has not buried God.  If you’re interested in this topic I think […]