Visions of the Future

About a week ago, I got cheeky on Facebook, and said that figured the slogan for 2020 was What Fresh Hell Is This? (Hat-tip to Dorothy Parker, for memorializing a phrase that came into vogue…in the 1920s.) Every day of 2020 has brought something new and world-altering, from the coronavirus to Brexit to all the stuff happening in the U.S. to…well, I’m sure there’s something […]

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Recommended Reading List: January 2020

Well, my evil plan against myself worked. I’ve been behind putting my Recommended Reading List together for January (and February). Many of you have asked for it anyway. So I schedule it ahead of time, and usually keep track of that. This month, it went live with what I had, not with what I’ve read. What’s missing from the list…and there’s a lot, as you […]

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Special Holiday Recommended Reading List 2019

I started the Holiday Recommended Reading List when I realized that I point out all the great holiday stories in January, after the season has passed. I am always a month behind in reporting what I read. So I wanted you to find the great stories that I’ve enjoyed over the years. I love holiday stories of all kinds. I save up the stories to […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Joyride

This week’s Free Fiction Monday is something special. It is a way to sample the new Diving Universe novel, The Renegat, whose publication day is tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 17. The novella “Joyride,” which was first published in the November/December 2018 issue of Asimov’s, follows brilliant recruit Nadim Crowe as he leads a team of fellow students from the Fleet on a dare: they race see who can […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Crunchers, Inc.

Edith works for Number Crunchers Incorporated. Her job? Determine the monetary worth of each human being. But her corporation faces a nemesis—the EISHies. The ridiculously sentimental organization sabotages Crunchers, Inc. and other places just like it. Edith must discover how the EISHies infiltrated her business—and then figure out what to do about it, without succumbing to the EISHies’ subversive message: Everyone Is Someone’s Hero. “Crunchers, […]

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Three New Anthologies And One Magazine

Three of my stories appeared in reprint anthologies this summer. You can find “Embedded” in Fiction River Presents: Space Travelers, “Sole Survivor” in Fiction River Presents: Among The Stars, and “Hand Fast” in No Way: Totally Twisted Tales. “Embedded” is military sf, “Sole Survivor” is a standalone part of the Retrieval Artist series, and “Hand Fast” is dark romantic (?) fantasy. I edited the two […]

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Good Diving News

I finally got word from Audible that the audio version of the long and mighty Renegat, the next book in the Diving series, has gone into production. Jennifer Van Dyck will be reading the book, which is good news, since she’s done most of the series. I’m told Audible will have the audio version done in time for the September 17 release date for The […]

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Racing The Clock

I think all Storybundles should be called Racing The Clock, because that’s what we’re doing. The bundles exist for only a few weeks, and then they vanish. This bundle is particularly fun. Dean Wesley Smith curated it, and consists of ten science fiction and fantasy ebooks, all of which are also thrillers. In other words, you will find yourself racing breathlessly through each volume, hoping […]

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Mission Critical

When I get too tired to read, I want to watch movies that go “bang”! Lots of explosions or ticking clocks. Lots of tension. Lots of drama. When I’m tired and can read, I want to read stories that go “bang”! Lots of explosions or ticking clocks. Lots of tension. Set anywhere, but I’m particularly partial to space. Which was why I was so excited […]

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Bits and Pieces

I have a bunch of stories coming out in various anthologies. Yes, I’m back to work, and yes, I’m having fun. Can you tell? I think I’ll spread that news over the next ten days or so, though, just so each anthology gets its due. And a reminder: I use Amazon links only because I’m lazy and pressed for time. Please buy from your preferred […]

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