Free Fiction: The Open Source Woman

Every month, you will find a new free short story here for your reading pleasure–after which, it will diminish to a sample. For April 2017, I’m proud to present you with The Open Source Woman, the first in what may become a series of hardSF tales examining life in a … Continue reading

Blogging Kabrakan/Antithesis, Day 293

The long silence is long–and over! My last week, alas, got largely eaten up by the election. I have a bad habit of LOVING watching political turmoil unfold–as a student of history, geopolitics, and the philosophies of governance, the end of the election season basically tripped me for five days. … Continue reading

Blogging Kabrakan/Antithesis, Day 274

Back when I was writing Silent Victor, book 4 in my Clarke Lantham Mystery series (the stories all stand alone–feel free to pick up any one that looks interesting in order to sample them!) I discovered, in the middle of the novel, that there was a book missing in the … Continue reading

Blogging Kabrakan/Antithesis, Day 272

Well, I’ve been off the writing wagon for almost three weeks–the first with a cold that just won’t quit, the second  due to a really bitchin’ conference in between where I spoke on audio production and podcasting, and then a third week where I either relapsed or picked up some … Continue reading

What Is Zoroastrianism?

I’ll be the first to admit that the most far-flung bit of speculation I indulge in in The Kabrakan Ascendency (aka The Antithesis Progression)is the Persian Empire having Zoroastrianism as its state religion, rather than Islam. I had to imagine a pretty convoluted scenario (and a nuclear war) to pull … Continue reading

Blogging Kabrakan/Antithesis, Day 248

Last night, I got no writing done. There was a really long business meeting with the other writers and publishers in town (and several who came in from out of town) to confab about some new developments in the industry. Loads of fun, very intense, got to see some friends … Continue reading

Blogging Kabrakan/Antithesis, Day 246

Technically, this one should have gone up late last night, but I don’t like posting two posts too close together. So, here’s some afternoon’s entertainment for you at my expense. A few years ago, I suddenly stopped being able to read like I used to. My eyes would slide off … Continue reading

Some Might Call it Infringement

So. copyright infringement has been a a hot topic over the last year, as numerous high-profile and/or much-blogged about cases have been circulating in the news. Whether it’s Star Trek fan films or shadow hunting urban fantasy heroines, a lot of people are in a hell of a lather about … Continue reading

Blogging Kabrakan/Antithesis, Day 245

A gorgeous day here on the coast. The last days of summer are making for great agate hunting and super-low tides, so it was a day full of physical work–walking the dog, hiking the hills, checking out the beach, reorganizing parts of the house (you wouldn’t believe how quickly a … Continue reading