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Usurla Le Guin has never been known to mince words… not even when she accepts a National Book Foundation Medal for American Letters. There’s not much else to say. Listen and be challenged.Read More »
The unabridged audio version of The Far Bank of the Rubicon went up on Audible.com today. It’s a great way to experience the book while you’re on the go. Dan Boice did a fantastic job with the narration. You can try a sample here. You can find the link below the cover photo.Read More »
Write me an Amazon review and enter my September contest. You could win a custom story or naming rights to a character. Hurry! It’s only a three day contest. (Those of you who’ve already written a review, feel free to enter.)Read More »
The Far Bank of the Rubicon just got its first editorial review. It’s great!
By the end of Rubicon, you’ve developed that pleasing compulsion to immediately buy the next book in the series to find out what happens next… if you’re a fan of Weber’s Honor Harriman series, The Uplift Saga, or similar tales of galactic swashbuckling, you’ll greatly enjoy The Far Side of the Rubicon.
You can read the whole review over at Rule-Set.com.Read More »
So often the scope and grandeur of natural events get lost in video. Two dimensions and small screens shrink mindbogglingly huge natural phenomena, and the world seems a much more in our control than it ought. I live near Mt. St. Helens. I remember 1980. Video didn’t transmit the devastation well but a trip to Windy Ridge to look at the burnt out car did. Then there are moments like the one about two minutes into this video. A brave and foolhardy man stands on the edge of a boiling lava lake, and for a minute you understand how ridiculously small we are.Read More »
I love thinking about new biology when I create science fiction worlds, and I am in awe of the giant animals which once roamed our planet. I only worry that Michael Chriton and Steven Spielberg have done too much damage to let us try and bring them back. If we can, I think we ought to try. Anyway, WAPO pointed to a great video today about a new dino found down in Patagonia. It’s impressive. Wait until you hear how long the tail is and then think about the width of your house… It’s an eye opener, and to think the tail was a weapon. Whoa!
Photo Credit: Drexel University: http://drexel.edu/now/archive/2014/September/Dreadnoughtus-Dinosaur/Read More »
I’m packing books for my Kickstarter campaign. Come by and ask questions or just say hello!
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The new short story collection Unconquered is available today on Amazon!
It places four Pax Imperium short stories in the same volume and makes them available in paperback for the first time. Unconquered, combines Brody: Hope Unconquered, He Dug the Grave Himself, Taylor’s Watch, and adds a new short story Rena’s Song.
Rena’s Song tells the story of the relationship between Rena and Bertrand Langsam. Here is the description.
For Rena Langsam, desperation grew slowly. Technological progress can’t stop Rena and her husband Bertie from making the necessary decisions of life. Compromises pile up until Rena no longer recognizes who she once set out to become. Can contentment be found when each day demands we lose ourselves a little more? Or is authenticity required for a life well lived?
All four stories relate in some way to The Far Bank of the Rubicon, Rena and Bertie appear briefly there along with other characters from these shorts.
I hope you enjoy it! Amazon reviews are always appreciated.Read More »