You take a weapon that destroys technology and sends modern folks back to the pre-industrial age, and what do you have? The perfect plot device for exploring nineteenth and early twentieth-century problems with modern sensibilities and know-how. The EMP accomplishes all that and so much more. An electromagnetic pulse (EMP) has become a popular plot […]Read more "Lights Out! Fun with EMPs"
If empathic alien cats, space navies, and starships going broadsides with one another sounds like a good time, check out the 1993 science fiction novel On Basilisk Station by David Weber. This is the first of his Honor Harrington series, which has been recommended to me several times and I’ve just now read the first […]Read more "“On Basilisk Station” Review"
Presenting the official release of House of the Galactic Elevator by Gerhard Gehrke. There’s a reason humans never get invited anywhere… Edited by Cassandra Metcalfe https://veritasauthorservices.wordpress.com Proofread by Brittany Dory http://www.blue-minerva.com/ Cover Design by Mark Hardman http://www.secretagentart.com/ Blurb: Now everyone’s stuck… In the aftermath of a foiled invasion, the troubled hub of a thousand worlds […]Read more "Official Release and Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!"
I had two longer draft of my book blurb that made its rounds to Facebook groups and other interested parties, with multiple tweaks and edits. I received many helpful suggestions along the way, and the internet is replete with blogs on writing the perfect blurb. You can even hire someone to write one for you, […]Read more "Revised Final Blurb for House of the Galactic Elevator"
I’m excited to present the finished cover to my soon-to-be-released science fiction adventure novel House of the Galactic Elevator! My cover designer Mark Hardman did a fantastic job! Getting the cover to its finished state took a few steps. Mark and I had agreed to work together just before my first publisher’s going out of […]Read more "Cover Reveal: House of the Galactic Elevator"
I realized when watching Syfy’s second season of 12 Monkeys that my favorite character is Katarina Jones, played by Barbara Sukowa . She rises above the rest of the capable cast by adding enough ham and chewing sufficient scenery for two characters, a contrast to the rest of the actors who play it straight. Plus, […]Read more "Who is your Favorite Mad Scientist?"
I’ll get my greatest quibble against Sylvain Neuvel’s science fiction novel Sleeping Giants out of the way first. The style of narration is mostly after-the-action interviews and dialogues. The material could be a stage play, with only a pair of the characters involved in each chapter at any one time. If this were a movie, […]Read more "Sleeping Giants review"