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
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
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
Well, it’s official: I will be at Balticon, and I’ll be profaning the place with my presence on panels. When to Stop Revising and Move on to the next project (Panel) (Participant), Fri 22:00 – 22:50, Salon B (Hunt Valley Inn) Grief, Loss, and Death in SF/F (Panel) (Participant), Sat … Continue reading
Three years of questions. Three years of emails. Three years of all of you asking “When is Free Will coming back?” The answer is… Next Thursday. The first episode in the Free Will reboot will drop next Thursday. It’s been a long road, but we’re finally back. And it’s not … Continue reading
Clarke Lantham, the hero of my detective series, lives and works around the San Francisco Bay. One of the features of the books that draws frequent comment is how much the Bay itself is a character in these stories. Truth be told, it’s an intentional feature. I’ve been a lot … Continue reading
Today’s blog post was supposed to be a big release announcement, but I’m holding that for a few hours because I received a wonderful email from Mark Coker (CEO of Smashwords) informing me that my story Control Room is featured as a Breakout Book in the UK iBookstore today. This … Continue reading
As the universe has rudely interrupted my studio diaries posts, here’s something to tide you over. A very accessible guide to the basics of contract law using Firefly’s episode plots to illustrate the basic concepts. Very fun, and very clever. Find it here.
It’s mid January, and time for your vegetables. This year’s first link salad is here–I hope you enjoy this sampling of my weidrness and wanderings from around the web!
Time for your vegetables again — these are some of the highlights of my research journeys hither and yon in the great wasteland of cyberspace. Hope you enjoy!