‘The Greatest’ Muhammad Ali – RIP

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Born: January 17, 1942, Died: June 3, 2016 at the age of 74. I want to say just a few words about “The Greatest” also known as Muhammad Ali. It was last week that thousands of people paid their final respects to the boxing legend at his memorial service in Louisville, Kentucky. I don’t watch boxing at all, but as a kid …

Thy Kingdom Fall: How Bad is Bad?

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When we think of world wars, this is the image we think of. But the coming war in the After Eden series will be “worse”–“A-bombs are so 20th century.” “We’re the people of the future and we can be more “creative” in our global wars.” And that’s exactly what they do. America will transform from majority religious to majority irreligious …

Thy Kingdom Fall and Prophecy

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April 4, 2013 is when I became a published author. I hadn’t written a word of fiction in over 15 years and then I released Thy Kingdom Fall, Book 1 of my epic, international, science fiction After Eden series (subtitled: The Genesis of World War III). Four months later, I released Stars and Scorpions, Book 2 of the series. These …

The Tek-Fall May 2016 Kindle Giveaway!

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This month we celebrate the paperback release of The After Eden Series: Tek-Fall–the international, sci-fi thriller that explores the theme from the classic Gothic horror, Frankenstein, but this time we’re talking about “living” robots and man-made creatures. How are we celebrating? With a Kindle Giveaway! One lucky winner gets to pick their prize: a Kindle Fire HD 6 or Kindle Paperwhite–Amazon’s most …

But Should We? (When Man Plays “God”)

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Playing “God” courtesy of our technological knowledge and “toys”. Do you know what’s considered the first science fiction novel ever? Frankenstein by Mary Shelley in 1818. The full title is Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus. So in the Gothic novel classic the “mad scientist” (Victor Frankenstein) created his “new” human from corpses and brought it to life with the power …

Will Technology Just Kill Us All? (Part II)

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The Disgruntled Worlds of Cyberpunk, Biopunk, General Dystopia, Apocalyptic, and Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi. Cyberpunk, Biopunk, General Dystopia, Apocalyptic, and Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi. And there’s a lot more–Steampunk, Dieselpunk, Decopunk, and Nanopunk. What the heck? What are all these sub-genres of Science Fiction? Here are the definitions of the “main” sub-genres: [Courtesy of Moira Allen at Writing-World.com] Apocalyptic, holocaust, and post-apocalyptic science fiction …

Will Technology Just Kill Us All? (Part I)

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When people think technology, they automatically think of technology—computers, smart-phones, and such, but the post-industrial revolution transformation of the westernized world is far more profound than that. No indoor plumbing, no electricity, no telephone, no mechanical transportation (cars, trains and planes). Yes, for most of the millennia that humans have existed on Earth we didn’t have any of that. You …

World building Part II: The (Sexy) Cyberpunk Way of Liquid Cool

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Atmosphere In my futuristic After Eden series, there are no hover-craft. Terrorism concerns prevent any future of flying cars in cities—except for quasi ones that simply hover above the street. However, in Liquid Cool, it’s quite the opposite. Hover-cars, hover-trucks, hover-bikes, jet-packed police—the sky is filled with something or someone flying around. Both are futuristic realities and believable, but completely …

World building Part I: The (Sexy) Cyberpunk Way of Liquid Cool

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A couple of weeks ago, I attended a WGF (Writers Guild Foundation) event here in Los Angeles. It was a live sit-down interview with writer-producer Frank Spotnitz. He produced/executive produced eight of the nine seasons of THE X-FILES, including writing more than 40 episodes and oversaw the writer’s room.  He worked on multiple series, but of particular interest to me …

The Winners!

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Hope you had a great Easter weekend! Winners! Last week we wrapped up our three week Great Scott! Kindle/Kobo Giveaway to celebrate the debut release of my new cyberpunk (sci-fi) detective series, Liquid Cool. It was our most successful giveaway ever! Congratulations to the TWO lucky winners. Nathaniel L. won a Kindle Fire HD 6, and Cerys J. won a Kindle Paperwhite! But wait…there’s more. In …