A Hundred Billion Suns, Part 1

As a child, I was fascinated by the planets. I think the solar system one of those things that all children are fascinated by, like dinosaurs. At that age we are completely engrossed in learning about our world, and the thought of another world that’s not like the one we see around us is even … Continue reading A Hundred Billion Suns, Part 1

Merry Christmas! A Gift for My Readers

Good afternoon, dear ones, I hope you are having a wonderful one. I thought I would celebrate Christmas this year by sharing some of my favorite resources for science fiction readers and writers. On this first day of Christmas, I’ve compiled links to the best free-to-read stories I’ve found online this year (the ones I … Continue reading Merry Christmas! A Gift for My Readers

Book Review: “Emergence” by David R. Palmer

“Emergence” is one of those books that is good enough that I re-read it on a regular basis. It is at once tremendously fun and deeply thought-provoking; at once bracingly cynical and relentlessly optimistic. The story is told from the viewpoint of an unusually gifted eleven-year-old girl who has managed to survive the apocalypse. After … Continue reading Book Review: “Emergence” by David R. Palmer

Writers of the Future Win!

I’m pleased to announced that my short story, “The Drake Equation,” will be appearing in the 2017 Writers of the Future anthology! I first became acquainted with the Writers of the Future contest 10 years ago, when I stumbled across one of their anthologies in a used bookstore. From the very first story in Vol. 22 … Continue reading Writers of the Future Win!

Book Review: The Girl With All the Gifts

Among 2017 movies, I’m most excited for this: As you might have guessed, it’s a zombie movie. A very different kind of zombie movie. When I discovered that this movie was developed in conjunction with a novel of the same name, I just had to read it. And the novel did not disappoint. I can best describe … Continue reading Book Review: The Girl With All the Gifts