Liquid Cool! Name Reveals

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Last year I, released my (sci-fi) cyberpunk detective series, Liquid Cool. I released the prequel, These Mean Streets, Darkly first, and then the debut novel. The response has been awesome. Here are some of the Liquid Cool reviews: FIVE STAR REVIEWS “It’s Blade Runner Meets the Maltese Falcon!” “Lots of shooting, lots of crazy maniacs, lots of action and fun!” …

Thy Kingdom Fall: Series Overview

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The After Eden Series will be seven or eight main books, but it is also divided into two volumes. Thy Kingdom Fall (Book 1) begins the “Genesis of World War III” volume and this year’s release of Red Halo (Book 5) will end that volume. The next volume is the explosion of World War III. The After Eden Series (Chronological …

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 …

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 World of Liquid Cool

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My “Blade Runner-ish” cyberpunk detective thriller series is here and I couldn’t be happier. Laser guns, jet-packs, hovercraft, cyborgs, and that’s just the first novel. To come will be robots and androids, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and lunar colonies. I feel like a little kid waiting for presents on Christmas Eve. Well, in this case, as the author, I’m Santa …