AFTER THE APOCALYPSE is out now!

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It’s taken years of revisions, rejections, and reuploads*, but After the Apocalypse is finally out, and you can get an electronic or print copy. Here’s how:

From the back cover:

Eleven years ago, a superhero named Alexandra saved the world from the Dark King, and then disappeared without a trace. The only person who knows what happened to her is Andrea Collins. Andrea is 29, overweight, lonely, and depressed, and more than anything else she wants to know why her powers went away… and what she can do to get them back. But once Andrea discovers the truth, she learns there’s a very good reason she had to lose her powers: because if she gets them back, the Dark King will return, and she’ll have to save the world again.

And that’s a trade Andrea is willing to make, no matter how much it costs her. Or the world.

The early reviews are already in, and they’re pretty good.

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“113 Feet” reprinted!

My scuba-diving sci-fi short-story “113 Feet”, which first ran on Escape Pod, has been reprinted in the new collection The Chronos Chronicles. Time travel enthusiasts should check it out at some point in the future.

Get it?

No? Just me? Oh well. Read it anyway.

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SIX OF THE BEST… nerdy recipes

If you’d seen my work schedule this week, you’d know that I don’t even have time to post this on the site. But I’m taking a moment because my wife spent a lot of time working on a guest column for me about nerdy recipes, and you should read it.

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SIX OF THE BEST… Brooklyn Nine-Nine cold opens

Brooklyn Nine-Nine returns this Sunday, and in celebration, here are six of the best of their cold opens. They all have something in common. Guess what.

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SIX OF THE WORST… things about Android Auto

When I first got a car with Android Auto, I was super-excited to use it. But the more time I’ve spent in the application, the more problems I’ve had with it. At this point I’ve given up and gone back to using my phone, which is now mounted above my infotainment system. Here’s why I did that.

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SIX OF THE BEST… Tenth Doctor episodes

I was finally convinced to watch Doctor Who. It’s good. Not the best show ever, but good. Good enough for me to have a top-six list of David Tennant episodes.

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SIX OF THE BEST… deep cuts I forgot I thumbs’d up

I haven’t written a column about music in about a year and a half. Time to change that.

(There’s also a small rant about Girl Scout Cookies at the end.)

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SIX OF THE BEST… ways you could make my stay more comfortable

I’ve stayed in 13 hotels in the past two years. That’s an average of one hotel every two months (not including the one I stayed in twice). That’s given me quite an insight into ways hotels could improve things… or, in some cases, stop improving them.

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