Solid Ground (Kabrakan/Antithesis Day 739)

Today marked one of the great transitions. I closed out the last of the big client contracts that I’m performing audiobooks for, which means that I can get back to work on reading my own books and–more importantly–writing my own books. I’ve discovered that living in other people’s books as …

The Era of the Jackpot

Note: This is my annual New Year’s post where I think out loud about the trendlines of history and what the future might hold. It touches on economics, geopolitics, war, and history. If these things don’t interest you, move along now before things get interesting–or, uninteresting, as the case may …

Still Dreaming

This morning, I woke up to snow and everything that comes with it: Icy roads, changing plans, deep-bone aches from the cold…  and wonder. When you don’t grow up in the stuff, it doesn’t matter how many times the snow ruins your day, it’s still magical. So, after running Trixie …

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 …

Review: Sex, Lies, and Statistics by Brooke Magnanti

I originally wrote this review in 2013 for the UK release of the book in question. I am re-posting it here, because the book has now been issued in the United States. The American title is Sex, Lies, and Statistics while the British issue was called The Sex Myth. Having …

Stuck in the Mud (Kabrakan/Antithesis Day 606)

During this year’s sputtering and hectic and terrifyingly heat-soaked summer (which, thankfully, was relatively devoid of hurricanes), I managed to do some work, in fits and starts, on what is now Book 2 of The Big Series. The Orinthal Deception has full possession of my brain now (at least when …

Briggs Defection Cover Reveal! (Kabrakan/Antithesis Day 476)

In today’s edition of Dan’s Nutty Life Story, we bring you an educational resource, a book review, a cute puppy picture, and a cover reveal (not necessarily in that order). Oh boy oh boy oh boy, it was a hot one today. Third day in a row when it was …

Book 1? Check (Antithesis/Kabrakan Day 475)

One Down. Five to go. And hot damn does it feel good to say that. I must apologize for my delinquency–I utterly failed in my journalistic duty to document the progress of this book over the last month, when I have actually been writing every day. I found myself over-scheduled, …

Blogging Kabrakan/Antithesis, Day 435-438

Hi Everyone! Sorry for my silence the last couple days. I actually have been writing, but I haven’t had time to do blog posts, because I’ve been buried in a rotating gamut of five things: Recording Reading Writing ‘Rithmatic — Well, not arithmetic especially, but compliance. Lots of verifying records …

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 …