Triple Threat Live Launchcast!

Philippa Ballantine’s DIGITAL MAGIC, J. Daniel Sawyer’s FREE WILL AND OTHER COMPULSIONS, and Chris Lester’s METAMOR CITY SEASON 2 have been unleashed upon the world. You’ve heard the first episodes, now talk to the authors. We will all be live on Talkshoe this evening, 6pm PST, taking your calls and… Continue reading

Parsec Nominees Pub Crawl

It’s that time again — the time when we all meet up at a bar and act in a publicly embarrassing manner for no other reason than it’s fun! This time, Rick Stringer of Variant Frequencies is in town. He will be joining Scott Sigler, Seth Harwood, Chris Lester and… Continue reading

Predestination Wrap Party pub crawl!

Check out the details here. Come out with me and celebrate the successful completion of the Predestination podcast, and also the launch of Seth Harwood’s Jack Wakes Up! Continue reading

Interview at Podsyndicate.com

I’ve been interviewed in some depth over at PodSyndicate.com. Please head on over and comment! Here’s an excerpt: The first book in the series, Predestination, deals with rigged poker games. Do you play? What did you learn from personal experiences that played a key role in creating scenarios in your… Continue reading

The Year that Almost Wouldn’t Die

Some highlights and lowlights of 2008 This year, particularly the second half, has seen a lot of people turn very pessimistic about, well, everything. Yeah, the economy’s slowing down. Yeah, people like me are scrambling just to make ends meet – when money goes slow everywhere, it hits the arts… Continue reading

Can’t Get an Election? Try a Candle!

This year’s Beyond Belief conference is up, and it looks like it’s gonna be a doozy. This year, in honor of another very bitter election season in the midst of a number of medium-sized crises, the cadre of scientists and philosophers have trained their sights on public policy. For those… Continue reading

Steampunk Education, part 2

Continuing my prep for Steamcon, It’s time for round two in the furthering my steampunk education. I’m still blogging on the Indamixx – going to try recording an Antithesis episode later today to really put it through its paces — once I figure out how to get NFS working on… Continue reading

Steampunk Education, part 1

So, with Steamcon coming soon, and me sitting on a couple panels, I’ve got to bone up on a genre that I’ve hereto only been passingly familiar with. This involves an extensive reading list, which I’m honestly not going to have time for. Fortunately, I’m not giving a talk on… Continue reading

SteamCon, Here I Come

For those of you who haven’t heard of it, SteamCon is the first anual Bay Area Steampunk Convention. It happens Halloween Weekend at the Domain Hotel in Sunnyvale CA. I will be on the following panels: Engines of Empire: Real Science and Gadgets of Victorian Times – Saturday 1:30-2:30 and… Continue reading