PC Whiplash and Dunkirk

Political correctness is a disgusting cesspool and Americans need to take a bath before we drown in our own filth.  A series of articles published by The Daily Wire, Breitbart, and The Washington Times savaged USA Today reviewer Brian Truitt for making ahistorical and politically correct complaints about Christopher Nolan’s latest film, the WW2 epic Dunkirk. Hundreds of words were posted, stacks of ad-revenue generated, … Continue reading PC Whiplash and Dunkirk

A New Friend, An Old Accomplice

Waking at the tip of a bright fingered dawn, we made ready to leave the fallow grounds of that mining settlement and journey to the west. Amadi 🗡 🗡 assured me that the Egyptian assassins he pursued were traveling westward along the coast, possibly in an effort to make their way around the coast of Espana and return to their native land. Following them seemed a … Continue reading A New Friend, An Old Accomplice

Half Done Drowning

Some would argue that the time for cyberpunk is long past, that the present has caught up with the future in every meaningful way, leaving cyberpunk as this strange, vestigial genre clinging to the edges of science fiction and crime genres. Even Neal Stephenson summarily executed the genre before taking a hard U-turn into post-victorian nano clockwork punk in The Diamond Age. Richard K. Morgan … Continue reading Half Done Drowning

The Hurricane Approaches

I’m about 120 pages into A Cold Day to Drown and this might be my best story yet. That’s not to say that the first draft is any good. The exact manifestations of Talbot’s anxiety disorder have transformed radically three times. A scene I had planned for months feels completely wooden and will need to be almost completely re-written in the next draft, while two scenes … Continue reading The Hurricane Approaches