Here’s a worthy Kickstarter project to create educational materials for teaching astronomy in the classroom. I love this. You can find out more here.
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Discovered in the basement of a Rotterdam Shop is a recording from a Hobbit Party put on by the Dutch publisher of The Lord of the Rings. (Take a deep breath. Sit down.) On it, Tolkien reads a lost poem of his and tells us the true meaning of The Lord of the Rings. The remastered recording comes out in the fall. You can read more details over at HuffPo.
I will no doubt be hosting my very own Hobbit Party to listen to this for the very first time. If you want to join me drop me a note in the comments.
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The biting temperature didn’t bother Elijah Summers, and if it made the movements of his opponents just that much slower, all the better. Minus two made it the coldest night in Washington, D.C., in several years. The brightly lit, snow-covered lane worried him more. There would be no hiding from the CEO’s bodyguards when he eventually had to cross it.
From the gatehouse where he stood, Summers looked across the untouched white street to the historic home beyond. The nondescript, black limousine hovered just off the ground in the drive behind the closed gate. The driver would make the most difficult target. Although the vehicle carried official plates, it was not the standard limousine for the CEO of the corporate state called Unity. Tonight, the CEO intended to be discreet. That didn’t mean the limousine would be a soft target. For an ordinary assault team, it would have been a difficult nut to crack, but Summers had some built-in advantages. Continue ReadingRead More »
So Kickstarter it is for this novel. I will have more information in a day or two including a start date and a chance for those of you on my blog to get a sneak peak. For now enjoy the video I made for the project.Read More »
First the bad news—Jason Gurley is phasing out of doing cover art. He is only keeping the door open for Amazon…. sigh. So I had to find a new way to get a cover for my forthcoming book The Far Bank of the Rubicon. Truly I panicked when I found out.
However, I am more than excited to say that I have now purchased the rights to use a painting by science fiction conceptual artist Andre Wallin as the cover for The Far Bank of the Rubicon.
Wallin did the conceptual art for the film Oblivion which was gorgeous! If you haven’t seen it watch it just for the look. It’s truly a delight for the eyes.
Wallin’s also done work for the video games Elder Scrolls Online, Last Man Standing, and Wasteland Two among others. You can take a look at his whole portfolio on his website.
If you can’t see it already, click the more tab to see the amazing piece of art which will be used on the cover of my forthcoming book.
It’s truly a better outcome than I thought possible when I heard that Jason wasn’t going to be doing covers any longer. Continue ReadingRead More »
I am really getting excited about bringing you my next Pax Imperium novel, On the Far Bank of the Rubicon. Over the next couple of weeks, you can expect frequent announcements. I have a HUGE announcement about my cover, which will blow your mind! But I can’t say anything about that quite yet.
Tonight I am happy to start the festivities by presenting you with a description: Continue ReadingRead More »
Meteor showers are such a gamble. Often it seems when the media talks about them they don’t live up to predictions. Like many natural phenomena they’re amenable to math but unpredictable in specific. So you might stay up all night to see nothing or you might witness something spectacular. It’s a crapshoot.
NASA put out the short video above because quite soon it looks like Earth is due to cross the path of some material laid down in the nineteenth century by comet 209p/linear, a rather dim comet that crosses Earth’s orbit every five years.
On May 24 North America could get a good show with 200 meteors per hour…or not. No one knows. Things are predicted to peak between midnight and 2AM Pacific time, but keep your eyes open because it might come early or it might arrive late.
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A draft of the next Pax Imperium novel, On the Far Bank of the Rubicon, was completed as of 6:29 AM Pacific time. Now for a brief editing process and forward to big things…Read More »