Christmas Cheer; Sweet, Weird, and Dark

Twenty-seventeen is almost gone. The bright days are behind us, the dark days in front of us. The time has come to huddle around the fireplace–or the Christmas tree, the Yule log, the Menorah, or, in extremis, a can of sterno–with a good book or ten and savor the darkness… Continue reading

Last Chance For Cool Writing Stuff!

Well, here we are, at the end of the year, and all things, good and bad, do close out at the end. Some of them, like the calendar, roll over and renew. Others will be gone forever. Some of those things we might bid “good riddance,” but some of them…well,… 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

Extreme Science Fiction

In July of this year, Luke Atkins stepped through a door 25,000 feet in the air over the New Mexico desert without a parachute. He fell all the way to the ground and landed in a net so small he couldn’t see it from where he started, and he walked… Continue reading

Bundle Announcement: Not Only Humans

For a limited time, get one of my weirdest and chewiest mysteries along with eleven other forays into the realm where the human meets the inhuman in the Not Only Humans bundle at BundleRabbit. From galaxy-spanning alien cultures to the discovery of Bigfoot, these page-turning novels feature gripping stories where… Continue reading