Top 10 Themes of My New Cyberpunk Sci-Fi (Liquid Cool: The Series)

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There are a lot of sub-genres in science fiction and I’ll be writing in quite a few of them. However, for Liquid Cool, my sci-fi detective thriller series I chose cyberpunk. But it’s my cyberpunk reimagined! Authors like Philip K. Dick, William Gibson, and Neal Stephenson are the most famous and the singular greatest movie of the genre is Sir …

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 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 …

New Release! Liquid Cool (The Cyberpunk Detective Series)

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The wait is over! My debut cyberpunk detective series, Liquid Cool is here! On Amazon and Kobo today; everywhere else tomorrow–Apple, Barnes & Noble, etc.–on Wednesday. The sci-fi/cyberpunk series has it all: mystery, action, and laughs. Enjoy! (If you haven’t already, don’t forget to get the prequel short, These Means Streets, Darkly for FREE. Read it–just 50 pages–before you dive …

Theme of the Month: February 2016

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The After Eden Series. The Sleepy Hollow Horrors. And now Liquid Cool! I’ve been teasing my new upcoming cyberpunk detective series, Liquid Cool, for awhile now. So to help I released a prequel short, These Mean Streets, Darkly. As you can read from a featured Amazon review below, that only partially “eased the pain.” Well the wait is over, or …

Liquid Cool: The Characters (The Villains)

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Superman has Lex Luther. Professor X has Magneto. Bat Man has the Joker. Sherlock Holmes has Moriarity. Every good protagonist needs a good antagonist. Well, in Metropolis there isn’t one, but a seemingly endless stream of them. In my cyberpunk, corporations are not the bad guy. That was considered “edgy” prognosticating back in the 1980s–we know better now. In my …

Liquid Cool: The Characters (Good Guys)

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The core of any ongoing story is its protagonists–the person or persons that we follow through its world, and that we get emotionally invested in. It is also through the protagonist’s eyes that we experience the story. In Liquid Cool, the reader will be introduced to a wide array of unique characters, some good, some bad, and some we really …

These Mean Streets, Darkly (A Liquid Cool Prequel)

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NEW RELEASE! Yes, the prequel to my upcoming cyberpunk detective series, Liquid Cool, is here! You can read the free excerpt HERE and/or get your copy today HERE. It’s to hold you over until Liquid Cool is released. It will be my genre blend of science fiction (specifically, cyberpunk) and mystery (specifically, detective thriller) which happen to be two of my …