Starting Splintered Demons

A good night of writing. Got through my usual 1000 words in about an hour and a half. Splintered Demons is starting off to be a tense thriller set aboard a derelict space ship which has recently returned from passing through hell… oh, sorry… that’s the plot of Event Horizon. Still, Splintered Demons is going to spend much of its time aboard the Spire as … Continue reading Starting Splintered Demons

Solaris

I’ve been mildly obsessed with the story of Solaris for several years now. Originally told in a 1961 Polish novel which was never adequately translated into English, adapted into a thoughtful but painfully slow Russian film in 1972, and again into a 2002 American film which had the misfortune to be marketed as an erotic thriller, this is a captivating tale of miscommunication and existential … Continue reading Solaris

Planning Dyson’s Angel 2: Part 1 – Where We Stand

I haven’t settled down on which novel I will write next, but one strong contender is the sequel to Dyson’s Angel. I ended Dyson’s Angel on cliffhanger after finally gathering all of my characters together into one place. I actually worry a little that some readers might be disappointed in the structure of the novel, as I intentionally structured it to be closer to a … Continue reading Planning Dyson’s Angel 2: Part 1 – Where We Stand

What’s Next? (August 2017)

Having finished the first draft of A Cold Day to Drown, the time has come to look at upcoming projects for the next year or so… Ongoing Projects Audiobooks I’m in the midst of recording the audiobook for The Staff of Moses. It’ll probably take me another week or two to finish that, after which I’ll continue recoding audiobooks. A Cold Day to Drown: The Graphic Novel … Continue reading What’s Next? (August 2017)

A Cold Day, Drowned

Eight books. I just keep thinking that to myself. I’ve written eight books in the last six years. EIGHT BOOKS! OK. That’s enough. Just breathe and stop the self congratulatory… EIGHT BOOKS! Let’s try that again, eh? A Cold Day to Drown started from two separate directions. The first was a set of photos I found while browsing stock photography websites for images to use … Continue reading A Cold Day, Drowned

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

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