Yes, I love telling stories. Yes, earning some coin telling those stories is a wonderful thing. But telling stories that touch people and affect their lives for the better? That’s what keeps the creative tank full (I received the following last night and share it with permission):
A few years ago, I discovered your Erevis Cale series, and the books helped me through a very dark and turbulent time in my life. They … Read the rest
These things really are getting ridiculous. Just read this. Crazy stuff.
Dearest beloved followers salutations!
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The lockbox is secure with a code developed by my late father, the honorable Zayus Kempongo, a political prisoner … Read the rest
Gamers and Meth Addicts rejoice, for Surge soda is back! Here, in no particular order, are the top five reasons to love the return of Surge:
5. You can shake a bottle vigorously, aim it at gamer buddies, tear off the cap, and do 2-12 points of acid damage. Alternatively, the same technique can be used to power wash your patio.
4. If you have it at the gaming table, your meth … Read the rest
Well, he wrote it. I just gave it a very light edit. The wonderful illustrations are by Cordelia Wolf.
A Not So Scary Halloween Night is available as a Kindle ebook and (if I do say so myself) it’s quite charming. Have a look if you’d like a fun, seasonal read for your children.
The schisms that run through SF/F, both among authors and among reviewers/readers, puzzle me. True, lately these fault lines seem to break along Conservative/Liberal lines, but there have been other lines in the past, and there will be others in the future. Still, it’s puzzling because the genre has enormous scope, and there’s plenty of room for any and all types of Specfic, from Libertarian-minded Military Fantasy to Socialist-minded Weird Fiction, from hardcore Grimdark to … Read the rest
Jen and I decided to share some of the details of my daughter’s recent medical situation. We’re doing so because the condition is rare and as we were going through what I’m about to relate, we pored over the internet looking for any information that might fit the facts and help us solve Delaney’s problem. There wasn’t much, so we decided to put this out there as an aid to any parents whose child presents … Read the rest
For those interested, the 2014 Sampler of Star Wars Fiction is now available for download. It features excerpts from John Jackson Miller’s, A New Dawn, James Luceno’s, Tarkin, Kevin Hearne’s, Heir to the Jedi, and my own Lords of the Sith (which will give you a flavor of my take on Vader).
I hope you enjoy!
I’ve been asked this often (and a few times recently), so I figured I’d post about it. There’s really not much to it.
As most of you know, the first two Tales of Egil and Nix, THE HAMMER AND THE BLADE, and A DISCOURSE IN STEEL, were published by Angry Robot Books. The next two Tales of Egil and Nix, A CONVERSATION IN BLOOD and a currently untitled fourth book (let’s call it … Read the rest
The on-sale date for my next Star Wars novel, LORDS OF THE SITH, has been moved from March 5, 2015, to April 21, 2015. The reason for the move is due to your failure in the cave. We figured you’d want some extra time to complete your training before you face Vader.
Or it’s just ordinary course publishing release date changes for reasons inscrutable to mortals. Hard to say.
Either way, April 21 is … Read the rest
Those of you who’ve taken symbolic logic learned that in a conditional statement falsity implies anything. One of my old professors used to love to say something like, “If the moon is made of green cheese, then pigs can fly.” The implication of the conditional is true because the premise is false. But both premise and conclusion are nonsense.
The purpose of teaching the concept is, among other things, to show the importance of a … Read the rest