My July 2015 Summer Reading Offerings to You!

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For those in America, I hope you had a great July 4th holiday! Well, now that we’re back the theme for this month is Summer Reading! I’m featuring three selections for your consideration—two new and one re-release as part of my “triple-feature” campaign. First is the latest of my ongoing After Eden science fiction series with Pure Conspiracy.   Pure …

The Two-Headed Snake Part II: Uber-Governments

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Sir Ridley Scott’s 1984 Apple Commercial. — one of greatest commercials of all time (and before he was ‘Sir’) “A Garden of Pure Ideology…We Are One People…We Shall Prevail!”   Now we’re in a world that has depth and reality to me. Not a cyberpunk universe of just evil mega-corporations. A complex cyberpunk universe of mega-corporations and uber-governments. Besides not …

The Two-Headed Snake Part I: Mega-Corporations

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Alien. Robo-Cop. Just a couple of the science-fiction movies where dastardly mega-corporations rule. But that rule is never benevolent–always for profit and power. There is never a concern for the average Joe or Jane on the street. Cyberpunk fiction amplified the portrayal of the corporation (maybe, even capitalism) as the bad guy. Well, I have never been anti-capitalist. I knew people …

Serious Science Fiction: Robots Are Going to Steal Your Job!

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For June, 2015 I’m going to continue with cyberpunk as this month’s theme, that sub-genre of science fiction that has a very grim, dark, seedy view of our collective future. I will soon publish my take on the sub-genre which I outlined in my blog post last month titled: Cyberpunk Re-imagined – you can click HERE to view it. Basically, …

Worlds of Science Fiction: After Eden Series Tek-Fall

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Series Overview I may never have written a word of fiction in more than 15 years, but there was never a time that the ideas were not flowing. Why this seven-book series, with at least two companion novels, would ‘force’ me to put pen to paper (or finger to keyboard), I don’t know? It’s a beast. Over seventy years in …

Worlds of Horror: Sleepy Hollow Horrors

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Character Profile As I once stated in an earlier blog post, I like horror, but most horror today is…crap. Silly, stupid, and gratuitously gruesome are the three normal categories they fall into. In film, I have to go back to the 1970s and 1980s for ‘classics.’ In books, for example, Stephen King is a favorite, but I still think I …

Featured: Upcoming New Release in Horror (The Sleepy Hollow Horrors)

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Hollow Blood (Sleepy Hollow Horrors, Book 1) I always loved the story of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow as a kid. Many will think I wrote this novel because of the American television series Sleepy Hollow. Actually it’s based on my own short-story written about thirty years ago. (Wow, being able to say that I did something “thirty years ago” …

Featured: Upcoming New Release in Sci-Fi (The After Eden Series)

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Hell’s Menagerie (After Eden Series: Tek-Fall, Episode II) My companion mini-series concludes. In Metal Flesh (Episode I), the focus was on “living” inorganic robots. Now with the concluding Hell’s Menagerie (Episode II), we move to “man-made” organic creatures. I marvel at the groundbreaking story of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (full title: Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus) which was written in 1818 anonymously …

Phase I of Austin Dragon’s Writing Universe

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I like the word “phase” in my own life, both personally and professionally, when I’m planning big changes and major goals. Marvel Studios also seems to like that word and is giving us a list of every single, solitary marvel super hero movie to 2020. As an avid comic book collector when I was a kid, and a huge fan …