Balticon, Suave Rob, Crudrat, and Free Will

Contrary to rumors that have been floating around, I did not, in fact, get swallowed by a giant monster crab under the streets of Baltimore at Balticon. I did, however, have a brilliant time, and the summer has flown by so fast and so packed that I haven’t even posted… Continue reading

Antithesis Live!!!

So, the illustrious Chris Lester of The Metamor City Podcast has graciously invited me to piggyback on his novel’s launch party to do a full-cast reading of a brand new Antithesis short story, Colombian Dark. Join us from 8pm to 10pm in Parlor 1026 for the fun. Chris will do… Continue reading

What’s Next After Crudrat

Attention Girls and Boys, Androids and those whom labels don’t quite fit: Crudrat is almost done. We’ve moved into the very final phases, which means that next week, the rest of the studio is gonna be spinning back up. Free Will is coming back. The Next 10k is coming back.… Continue reading

Free Will, Episode 06

With the New Year now fully engulfing us, it’s time to get back to business. I present you with Episode 6 of Free Will and Other Compulsions, In which Jade makes a decision, Jim has a vision, and the Moon Girl hears voices.     Cast this week (in order… Continue reading

The War Board

As I’m winding down to the end of the year, I’m clearing the decks like crazy. Part of that involves installing the new recording studio (all done!), part of it involves releasing a backlog of new stories and books. Turns out the backlog is bigger than I expected. A LOT… Continue reading

Autographed Paperbacks and Posters

Many of you have been asking how to get autographed paperbacks now that I’m not going to Balticon (or, let’s face it, any cons) this year. Well, I’ve crunched the numbers and discovered that I can get you autographed books for the same price you’d get them on Amazon (with… Continue reading

Released: Free Will

The time has finally come. The revolution is about to begin. It is my distinct pleasure to announce, at long last, that Free Will, the sequel to Predestination, is now available for all electronic platforms. The Lunar Revolution is faltering, events are spinning out of control, and Bill Shelley is… Continue reading

Literary Abominations Newsletter

The time has come. There’s too much going on not to have a mailing list and a newsletter, so I’ve taken the plunge. Newsletter readers will get quarterly (and sometimes more-than) updates and general goofiness from me delivered directly to their email boxes. Two weeks later, an edited version of… Continue reading

Predestination in Paperback

Grab a pack of cards. Strap your pressure suit on. It’s time to head to the poker game that started it all, and the book that View From Valhalla called “lovingly detailed, well-written thinking man’s science fiction at its best.*” Joss Kyle is a one-time National Security Advisor who barely… Continue reading

Playing Jazz With Words

You hear a lot of talk of “discovery writers” and “outliners” in the writing world. The “pantsers” and the “plotters,” respectively. It’s true that there are a lot of people that fall into both categories–including many of my friends–and human nature loves dichotomies, but I’ve never fit comfortably either, and… Continue reading