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 …

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 …

Category Conundrum: The After Eden Series

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I think most people know the iconic story of the Diary of Anne Frank. Anne and her family hid in an attic for two years during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands, and were eventually captured. Well, let’s say instead of 1942, we have a fictionalized version of the story set in the year 2432, with hovercraft, robots, bio-engineered birds …

Happy New Year 2016!

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This is actually my first post of the new year. My controversial “Top 10 Reasons Why Star Wars Sucks” was posted on the 1st, but was actually my last post of 2015. So what’s the plan for 2016? On the home page of my website, I did lay out most of it. Do everything bigger and better! Lots of people …

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 …

Cover Reveal and Contest

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Giveaway Contest: Only 8 Days! Just eight days left until the end of our “Nice Horrible Things” Blog Tour and Amazon Gift Card Giveaway, so there’s still time to enter if you haven’t done so. This is our first giveaway of 2015 to celebrate the new releases: my continuing After Eden science fiction series with Hell’s Menagerie, and the debut of my …

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 …

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 …