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 …

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 …

Favorite Blog Post #4: Cyberpunk Reimagined

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There’s nothing like creating and then launching a new series. Liquid Cool is my third and it was so much fun to do. I wanted to do a cyberpunk detective novel, but more than that, I wanted to “re-imagine” cyberpunk for 2015 and beyond, as explained in fan favorite blog post, Cyberpunk Re-Imagined. #Cyberpunk #ScienceFiction #BladeRunner

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 …