Scfi Writers Playing Old School Dungeons and Dragons

Old School

So, we just started a new podcast.  It’s a bunch of SciFi Writers playing Dungeons and Dragons. Remember that game from the 80’s that you were too nerdy to admit you actually played?  Well, we’ve embraced our inner nerd (after all we are SciFi writers: “what are we holding on to”), and we’ve started a […]

When it all goes Sideways: Your Urban Fortress


What happens if it all goes sideways and you’re dead center in the middle of an Urban Wasteland turned tomorrow’s hunting ground for some, and the modern battlefield, for others? Chances are you’re going to need a secure location to gather supplies, put up defenses, get some rest and organize for the future. Well then… have you considered the modern apartment/town home complex?

When it all goes Sideways: How to make a Beeline for Water!


I wrote a PA book set in the epic Sonoran desert that surrounds Tucson. In the process of writing the book I needed to understand how to survive in this incredibly hostile wilderness.  One of the skills the Old Man learned in the book is one you can use almost anywhere.  It’s a little trick on how to find water, real fast.

Top 5 Things to Do now that you’ve seen Mad Max


Now that you’ve seen the Post Apocalyptic Epic “Mad Max: Fury Road” you’re probably ready for more of the Wasteland after the end of world as we know it.  Well, here’s some thoughts on what you can do next from a guy who makes his living in Post Apocalyptia.

Top 5 Things ScFi Writers Do while Wrecking the Future


  We drink Coffee at Blue Bottle in Downtown LA while contemplating Warp Drive, Vampires and what it would be like to live on a boat. Then we go to sprinkles for an off menu Banana Cake and Caramel Cupcake.  Y’know cause writing prose takes it out of you. Did we mention there’re street tacos outside […]

End of the Worlds Colliding… in a good way!


Being a Post Apocalyptic author I get to meet a lot of people who imagine dire consequences just for fun.  Y’know fun.  Movies.  Books.  Games.  Fun.  Recently I wrote a post about End of the World fiction and I got a shout out from Wade K. Savage, director extraordinaire of the awesome post apocalyptic film: […]

The New Apocalypse Weird Novels…


On Friday we announced our next round of Apocalypse Weird Authors.  Today we’d like to tell you a little bit about the stories they’re developing Michael Patrick Hicks, author of the breath-taking Convergence, takes us into space with Apocalypse Weird: Objects in Motion (Wyrd Spaces) “The apocalypse reaches new heights as terror strikes the International Space […]

What if Everything Bad Happened… In a Book


  Sometimes, when you imagine the worst, you imagine more than you should.  When that one thing in your life goes wrong and you extrapolate out how the car breaking down is going to end your marriage and send you to a homeless shelter where you’ll die of viral ultra scabies. I call that, “What if […]


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