‘The Advanced Ward’ on StarShipSofa

Listen to the audio version of my sci-fi short story “The Advanced Ward,” courtesy @StarShipSofa #sff

Why are war and science fiction so often connected?

Why is it that some of the greatest sci-fi out there has everything to do with war? I’m thinking of “Star Wars,” “The Forever War,” “Old Man’s War,” “War of the Worlds,” for example (and those are just some of the ones with “war” in their titles). But also “Ender’s Game,” “Battlestar Galactica,” and soContinue reading “Why are war and science fiction so often connected?”

In which I get interviewed about my short story ‘The Advanced Ward’

I have a short story in a new anthology of military sci-fi called “Veterans of the Future Wars.” In conjunction with the release of this new book, I was interviewed by the publisher about myself, books, writing and the story behind the story, among other things. After years of being a journalist, it was funContinue reading “In which I get interviewed about my short story ‘The Advanced Ward’”

New on Goodreads: Veterans of the Future Wars

An anthology of military sci-fi that I am in — Veterans of the Future Wars — has just been added to Goodreads at https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20691034-vfw. If you haven’t already seen it, go check it out today. It is being put together by Martinus Publishing. Here’s what’s cool about the anthology: It’s military sci-fi about veterans, toContinue reading “New on Goodreads: Veterans of the Future Wars”

A few tiny steps toward publication(s)

Big day yesterday as, within an hour of each other, I got the ARC (that’s advanced reader’s copy) of the Long Hidden speculative fiction anthology that includes a short story of mine AND a request to do an author interview for Veterans of the Future Wars anthology that includes a different short story of mine.Continue reading “A few tiny steps toward publication(s)”