Omega by Jack McDevitt. Penguin Books. 493 pages. This is a good book, don’t get me wrong. In fact, I am a big fan of Jack McDevitt and his hard science fiction stories. His books Chindi, The Engines of God, and Deepsix are some of the most realistic, far-future hard science fiction space stories I … More Review: “Omega” by Jack McDevitt
In 2012, I decided for the first time to join the crazy international project known as National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for those who are familiar with it. Each November, hundreds of thousands of would-be authors are challenged to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. Because it was my first time, and because … More Keep It Simple? Or Complex?
Change Agent by Daniel Suarez. Penguin Group. 412 pages. I’m a big fan of Daniel Suarez. I consider him the worthy successor of Michael Crichton in the genre of techno-thrillers. If you don’t know what a techno-thriller is, think of Crichton’s books: Congo, Andromeda Strain, and even Juriassic Park. Generally it includes books that speculate … More Review: “Change Agent” by Daniel Suarez
Here’s a peek at the project I am currently working on, the sequel to Tesla’s Ghost called The Last War. The scene here shows Dr. Reuben Zwick, head of Eden Technologies taking 19-year-old Brenda Saffold to meet insane professor Alois Truman and the aliens known as The Guardians three months after they have taken over. … More Sneak Preview from “The Last War”: The Faraday Gate
It’s amazing how much of my life is motivated by guilt. When I’m not writing, I feel guilty for not doing so. Then when I start writing, I usually get obsessive about it, and I neglect something else, like getting ready for classes, which start here in four weeks, which makes me feel guilty again. … More Still Alive. Still Kicking. Still Writing.
Falkenberg’s Legion, 1990, Jerry Pournelle, Baen Books. Prince of Mercenaries: A Novel of Falkenberg’s Legion, 1989, Jerry Pournelle, Baen Books. Go Tell The Spartans: A Novel of Falkenberg’s Legion, 1991, Jerry Pournelle, S.M. Stirling. Prince of Sparta: A Novel of Falkenberg’s Legion, 1993, Jerry Pournelle, S.M. Stirling, Baen Books. Once again, I am going to … More Review: “The Prince” (Series) by Jerry Pournelle
Time Travelers Never Die by Jack McDevitt. Penguin Group. 384 pages. I’m a fan of time-travel stories. Let me clarify that: I’m a fan of well-written time-travel stories. Time travel is one of those memes that sounds great and exciting but can lead you down either the rabbit hole of cliches such as “let’s kill … More Review: “Time Travelers Never Die” by Jack McDevitt