Just in time for the holiday season, I’m pleased to announce a new purchasing option for anyone interested in buying print copies of my books! At the moment, the only ones available in print are my novel Mathematics Of Eternity, and my short story collection, Dead Reckoning and Other Stories, but the sequel to “Mathematics” will be coming soon!
Perfect as a gift for someone or even if you want to treat yourself. I’m making these available at the price I normally charge for direct sales at conferences (less than Amazon!) plus postage.
You can have your choice of inscription, and if you want them as a gift for someone else during the holiday season, I’ll even gift wrap them for you!
To take advantage of this, simply fill out the form!
I talked earlier about how I started writing short stories to help develop my writing skills more quickly, but that isn’t the entire reason why I took to them. When I first started reading science fiction heavily, shorts were a great way to try out new authors and sample the “flavor” of their writing. Many of the writers I came to love had written in the big name magazines, such as Analog and Astounding. Being able to dive into their work quickly was a great opportunity to get that amazing buzz of finding another author who works their way inside your brain to wrap themselves in a choke-hold around your cerebral cortex. (huhhh… not literally!)
Continue reading “Short Reads For Shorter Days”
I started writing several years ago and my first “serious” work turned out to be a novel called “Eye Of Time.” I was ecstatic when I finished it and even sent it off to Tor but quite quickly realized it wasn’t up to the quality needed for publication (sorry, Tor!), and so it was shelved.
I went back to the drawing (writing?) board and learning from my first endeavor, I wrote another novel called “MindLock.” Though I felt I’d improved, I still wasn’t too happy with the end result and, as I hadn’t Continue reading “Well, there’s a thing…”
In many popular science fiction works habitable worlds often seem plentiful. Every week, or in every movie, some new world and race is brought on stage (and sometimes ushered off equally quickly). Star Trek has its Klingons, Vulcans, and Andorians, among numerous others, while Star Wars has its Wookies, Hutt, Mandalorians, and of course, the despicably evil Ewoks. A lot of other SF is similarly populated, and in some ways Continue reading “Exo-planet habitability”
When people write science fiction, they’re often extrapolating current technology and devices and looking into the future of what they may become. This can lead to some quite odd parallels as science catches up with what the authors once just dreamed about.
For instance, in 1945 Arthur C. Clarke wrote about “extraterrestrial relays”–geostationary artificial satellites–which were the inspiration for the subsequent development of communication Continue reading “Science meets science fiction”