Resurrecting the Nautilus: Reflecting on my tie-in story for 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA

Illustration by Alphonse Marie de Neuville for the original version of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea in 1870. There are two books that captivated me as a child that I returned to again and again because of the imaginative wonders that filled their pages: Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864) and 20,000 Leagues … Continue reading Resurrecting the Nautilus: Reflecting on my tie-in story for 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA

Farpoint Schedule 2021

Image credit: Farpoint.com I will be speaking at virtual Farpoint on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 2pm on the panel "Still Discovering Discovery," with Keith DeCandido and Mary Fan -- two people I could talk with forever, especially about Star Trek. Come join us! Find the full schedule here. (Tip: The schedule works better on … Continue reading Farpoint Schedule 2021

Excerpt from upcoming story, “The Shadow Lady of Docktown”

I am pleased to have a short story in the forthcoming anthology Thrilling Adventure Yarns 2 from Crazy 8 Press. It's a collection of pulp-inspired stories from some seriously talented authors. The Kickstarter campaign can be found here. Below is an excerpt from my fantasy noir story to whet your appetite (and hopefully convince you … Continue reading Excerpt from upcoming story, “The Shadow Lady of Docktown”

Scripting a Dream: Authorship as Language

"Are you dreaming in their language?" A line from the recent science fiction film Arrival, starring Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner who play a linguist and a mathematician tasked with communicating with alien visitors. The two discuss how dreaming in a language denotes that a special line of language acquisition has been crossed--the subconscious is now expressing itself … Continue reading Scripting a Dream: Authorship as Language