Archive for the 'Fiction' Category

Time Travel

May 5th, 2017

Time Travel It’s one of my favorite topics in Science Fiction and there have been lots of treatments in literature, movies and television. Lots of them are silly, but several are very, very good, at least in my opinion. Netflix’s Travelers, Continuum, Twelve Monkeys (the book, the movie and the TV show)The Time Machine, Millennium, […]

How John Ringo Ruined My Zombie Apocalypse

May 2nd, 2016

I have a zombie problem, a serious one. No, the dead are not walking up to my porch, pounding on the back door to get inside for a screaming snack. Those are just socialist wanna-be’s trying to get at any extra cash I may have stashed away. The zombie problem I have is more cerebral […]

More of the Story of the Belleau Wood

May 10th, 2013

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. […]


March 30th, 2013

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….

When Music and literature Intersect

September 7th, 2012

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 […]

Methuselah’s Daughter: A Novel

February 8th, 2012

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 is now available in iBook and Kindle!

September 19th, 2011

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!

Excerpt from Methuselah’s Daughter: Warrior

August 29th, 2010

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 […]

The Talis Incident

March 8th, 2010

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 […]

Fictional Presidential Speeches

January 7th, 2010

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 […]

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