With The Mourning Company in editing and myself searching for a job, this blog has been even more quiet than usual. I’m also planning my wedding. The dog days of summer are behind us here in the Valley of the Sun and lovely September is starting to set in. Soon, I shall be able toContinue reading “Last Few Months Update”
So how did my book Doomwalker do in the pandemic, sales-wise? Well enough that I could pay for a reasonably pleasant dinner and happy hour drinks for me and my fiancé with the earnings. It’s been slow of late, but I think part of that is my own life going…down an unexpected road, a notContinue reading “Doomwalker’s Pandemic Performance”
Superego by Frank J. Fleming is an awesome, fun sci-fi thriller that lets itself go off the beaten track of the genre. The main character, Rico, is a sociopath and a highly skilled mob hitman in a galaxy populated by multiple species and governments. Dispatched to do a mysterious something at the kind-of-UN meeting meantContinue reading “Book Review: Superego”
I’ve neglected the blog a bit- strange days- but I am pleased to announce the title for the sequel to Doomwalker: The Mourning Company!
As I all too slowly wrap up the work on the Doomwalker sequel (I have a name, but announcing that and commissioning a cover Are thing I want to hold off from until I put the last period into pixels), I get ideas. The present moment lends itself to it, as it’s weirdly stressful andContinue reading “Envy and Wrath as Virtues”
I’ve e watched this movie twice, which I don’t do often anymore, and I’ll probably watch it again soon. At the time of this writing, it is on Netflix. I should probably buy it. What is The Death of Stalin about? The historical power struggle in the USSR after Stalin’s sudden death. It’s also aContinue reading “Movie Review: The Death of Stalin”
So I’ve been watching my fiancé play Fallout 76 and digging around in Fallout lore. This has led me to thinking about the ever-popular post-apocalyptic genre. The premise is generally ‘the world after the End’. Pick your end. Nuclear war, plague, zombies, robot rebellion, purposely left vague…civilization has collapsed and the protagonist(s) must now survive.Continue reading “Is the ‘Post-Apocalyptic’ Genre Actually Post-Apocalyptic?”
This is such a beautiful book. Wonderful. The beginning of the book follows immediately after The Two Towers. Pippin and Gandalf arrive in Minas Tirith, Rohan prepares to ride to war, and Aragorn meets The Grey Compant- the rangers and Elrond’s sons who have come to accompany him to the end, whatever it may hold.Continue reading “Rereading Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”
Having bees invade one’s home is apparently one of the unifying experiences of the modern middle American adult. Thanks to Google and the end of spring, this is my sole comment on Earth day.