It’s book day! 6

It's book day!
Hey, so I don’t know if you heard about this, but I kind of wrote this little book called Hunger Makes the Wolf and TODAY IT WAS RELEASED IN THE US AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA I mean my goodness, isn’t that beautiful? ISN’T THAT BADASS? And it’s a dead tree book, too! I’ve held it in my hands! I’ve ...

Alternate Titles for X-Men: Apocalypse

X-MEN: The Best Apology for X3 We’ll Get Because Seppuku Isn’t Exactly Legal The Perfect Mohawk Storm We Need to Talk About Erik A Decade Later and Charles and Erik Are Still Arguing About Who Broke That Fucking Pickle Dish Marriage Counseling Would Be Cheaper Than an Apocalypse You Sure Don’t Look Ten Years Older Moira McTaggert ...

Thank you, dear friends, THANK YOU.

No shit, we did it. Some time as I was dozing in a cold medicine fog while being shot through the sky in a pressurized metal tube between Chicago and Houston, the Kickstarter finished, and we not only had full funding, but we hit all three stretch goals. So y’all are gonna get 24 stories that ...

No Sh!t, There I Was: Blush Response

So no shit, there we are, a couple hundred bucks from the first stretch goal for the Kickstarter! WOOHOO, EVERYONE! Go go go, let’s get illustrations in this baby and then a pay raise for the writers. There are only two stories left in the table of contents, so which one will RNGesus pick today? ...

[Movie] Hardcore Henry: what happens when you make an FPS into a movie?

Hardcore Henry is a scifi action film shot entirely in first person. Unlike handheld camera movies like Blair Witch or Cloverfield, there’s never an outside look at the protagonist; we’re supposed to be literally seeing through his eyes. It feels like someone’s taken a first person shooter game and rendered it in film, which is its strength as ...

No Shit, There I Was at the Rejectopocalypse 4

So no shit, there I was, poised to send a flood (118) emails to writers who submitted to my anthology. I’ve got a lot of mixed feelings right now, let me tell you. Part of me is excited because this is one step in a long process of putting an anthology together, and it also ...

5 Indie speculative films you should watch, no excuses 5

All (except one, sadly) of these are Hugo Eligible in 2016. Just sayin’. And you literally have no excuse to not watch them. They are available online, streaming, for less than the price of a movie ticket. Links are to the trailers on youtube. **I cannot speak for availability outside the US. Input from readers in ...

[Movie] Blackhat 1

Blackhat is a spy-fi movie about good hackers trying to stop bad hackers from doing nasty things to manipulate the stock market. It also involves a not inconsiderable amount of shooting and blowing things up, and eventually death via screw driver. Like most spy-fi/thriller movies, the actual details of the plot are perhaps needlessly convoluted, ...

Warm Up For Winter Contest

And now a word from the lovely publishers of my steampunk series, Musa Publishing! Enter daily to win one of 17 promotional paperbacks   Outlaws by William Weldy Only A Hero Will Do by Susan Lodge First Frost by Liz DeJesus Glass Frost by Liz DeJesus Trusting Sydney by Helen Hardt Taming Angelina by Helen Hardt ...

A quick catch-all

I’m in the UK for the annual Christmas thing. Still attempting to get a short story written and ready to submit by the 31st because I hate myself. The normal stuff. There are Yorkies here (Indy and Brody) and they’re absolutely adorable. My cats will be so angry when I come home and smell like ...