Category Archives: Science Fiction

Inspiration: “The Memory Plague”

Sometimes writing a story can be easy. An idea comes to you, and the words flow out like a river. Editing goes quickly, and if you’re fortunate, you sell it on your first try. I’ve had that happen a few … Continue reading

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What Have I Learned from My “Calypto” Experience

A few years ago, I decided to write a series of books called The Calypto Cycle that I intended to self-publish. I decided to go the self-publish, or indie, route for a few reasons. First, and likely most importantly, I … Continue reading

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“The Memory Plague” Is Here

I guess that might not be the best title for a post given the times, but believe it or not, my new story at Lightspeed Magazine was not inspired by COVID (I’ll have more on that in a later post). … Continue reading

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Proofs! Page, That Is.

While I was traveling last week, I received page proofs for the What the #@&% Is That? anthology which will contain my story “Now and Forever.”  It’s always exciting to get page proofs, because it’s the first concrete evidence that … Continue reading

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In Which I Find an Artist

I’ve mentioned several times that I’ve been working on a novella series that I intend to self-publish. It’s called the Calypto Cycle, and is part noir spy thriller, part superhero, and part mystery set in an alternate 1920s eastern Europe.  … Continue reading

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Inspiration: Last Night at the Café Renaissance

Back in July of last year, InterGalactic Medicine Show published my story “Last Night at the Café Renaissance” (complete with this great illustration by Larry Blamire).  This is one of my all-time favorite stories, and I couldn’t be happier to … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Nebula-nominated Short Stories

March is Nebula month for me.  The Nebula award nominees are announced at the end of February and voting for the awards closes on March 31st, and as a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, I … Continue reading

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Cool View

A friend of mine sent this picture from Powell’s Books in Portland: That’s Wastelands 2 , which includes my story “Dreams in Dust,” next to Terry Pratchett on the new arrival shelf.  Very cool.

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“My Mask, Humanity” Get’s New Life

During my internet silence, I may not have been writing much, but I was fortunate to keep making some sales.  Instead of dumping them all into a single post, I thought I’d spread them out a little (get some mileage … Continue reading

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“Thief of Futures” Goes Nordic

I haven’t had a great March I terms of writing, but I did manage another sale.  This one is a reprint sale (“Thief of Futures,” originally appearing in Lightspeed Magazine), but it’s still special for me because it’s to a … Continue reading

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