The ship came alive in Belle’s sensors, the energies she would unleash slowly building as the countdown approached the zero mark. Twenty hours earlier she had begun charging the toroid magnets of the Constriction Channel, flooding them with liquid helium, then gently ramping up the current running through them, monitoring for any hint of failure. [...]
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I’ve been watching the old semi-sci-fi series Sliders on Netflix. I dimly remembered that one character, Wade Welles (Sabrina Lloyd) vanished between seasons. Turns out she got shipped off to a Cromag “Breeding planet” never to be heard from again. Seems cold to me….
This is simply da bomb! Ordered the book and my wife and I are going to this very concert tonight! Videos: Clockwork Angels Brought up To Believe Pumped? Me? Why yes, yes I am! Cross-posted at Dean’s World and Weekend Pundit UPDATE: Great show! And since this was the first show of the Clockwork Angels [...]
My novel Methuselah’s Daughter is on sale for the next two weeks at 99 cents in both Kindle and Nook formats. I’m celebrating my youngets son passing his driving test (and hoping to scrape up a little insurance money)
Methuselah’s Daughter, A Novel: a tale of immortality, madness, love and redemption. One of the very first stories to make the transition from blog to print, a 2007 Blooker Prize Finalist, is now available in paperback, iBook and Kindle formats!
After Action Reports are always deadly dull writing, but I had done so many I had it down to a science. The trick is to boil everything down to essentials and avoid editorializing except where individuals clearly performed in a manner above and beyond the call. I had mine completed in thirty minutes once we [...]
Under the fold is an excerpt from the novel Methuselah’s Daughter: Warrior. Calling it an ‘excerpt’ is a little pretentious because while we have the plot lines and characters all figured out the actual writing action has been minimal to say the least. Dean and I are both pretty pumped about this sequel, but neither [...]
For no particular reason I found myself thinking about speeches delivered by fictional presidents in movies and I realized this was hands-down one of my favorites: I address you tonight, not as the president of the United States, or as the leader of a country, but as a citizen of humanity. We are faced with [...]
I like splitting wood, I always have. Since the day I turned thirteen I’d made a habit of putting in some time with the wedge, hammer and axe- first because my old man told me to, later because it just produced a kind of peace inside me. “Zen”, some people would call it. It felt [...]
I’ve been kicking about, considering all the possibilities since deciding to put my infatuation with Methuselah’s Daughter to rest. I still have a few stories kicking around that really should be finished, a few others that are mostsly finished and should be posted- all this if only to start putting up some content on a [...]