Portals in sci-fi and fantasy One of the oldest and most beloved tropes in science fiction and fantasy is the portal story. It goes like this: Hero discovers a portal to a new world and steps through it. Sometimes the stepping through is an accident, other times a choice. Either way, when they land on […]
Whenever I’m feeling down or overwhelmed with life, it helps to remember how to laugh. Few things do the trick like a funny science fiction novel.
As the struggle over the USPS slowdowns and financial trouble burns in the media, a post-apocalyptic science fiction novel from 1985 resurfaces: David Brin’s The Postman.
A few morsels of fun to carry you through the week: a free sci-fi story, updates on the beta read for Starfighter Down, and an audiobook recommendation for fans of mythology and storytelling.
New planet, new problems. Josu and his father trade up for a second chance at life by emigrating from a dead Earth to the Alpha Centauri system. But their new role as planetary pioneers presents its own challenges…
Good news for library users and audiobook listeners: The Translocator, my trilogy of science fiction adventures about an inventor and an archaeologist and the crazy things they have to do to get back home when they’re stranded on different planets, goes wide.
Quantum Flare, the third book in my sci-fi mystery series, launched this week! I’m incredibly happy with the reception to the series so far. Readers say the stories are lots of fun and have great characters. They say the mysteries will keep you guessing. And most of all, they want to know what happens next! […]
I discovered while catching up on publishing news at The Digital Reader
that KDP Print is now making print-on-demand books in Canada.
And since that’s who makes and ships the paperbacks of my books, that means that my readers in Canada now get some extra perks when they order my paperbacks from Amazon:
One of the beautiful things about a delusion is that no matter how mad someone gets at it … he can’t do it any harm. Therefore a delusion can be a fine thing for prodding angry belligerents…
Science said it could not be, but there it was.
And whoosh—look out—here it is again!
“The Holes Around Mars” is a classic science fiction short story by Jerome Bixby.