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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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Appearance Alert: Multiversecon 2019

Fellow humans, I will be a guest of Multiversecon 2019, October 18-20 in Atlanta, GA, USA. You should come.

I’ll most probably be talking about writing, and I’ll have a new book as well: Boss Fight and other stories, a collection of 18 tales of aliens, parasites, architecture, and pillows. More news on that as it develops, but my artist is already putting together the cover and it looks great.

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“Return to Waypoint 5”, now in audio

My far-future space opera story “Return to Waypoint 5”, first published in Black Denim Lit, has been turned into a pretty amazing full-cast audio production.

Listen here.

This was actually published back in early August, but I’ve been a bit sidetracked lately with work and such.

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An Update

Here’s an update on what’s going on in the world of my writing:

  1. I put Six of the Best on a hiatus. The site is down right now but when it comes back I’ll try to get links of all the columns. I may end up just hosting them here.
  2. I finished writing a novel. The project is titled The Shelit Book until I come up with a suitable name. The first draft is done and my first beta reader has gone through it; I’m now loading it into Scrivener and working on updates and continuity before it goes out to the next beta readers.
  3. I started a new novel in mid-August and have hit 40,000 words on it. It’s straight-up science fiction, set in the late 3100s.
  4. I haven’t been writing or submitting much short fiction because I’ve been working on the aforementioned novels.

To those of you who keep checking back: thank you. I’ll try to do some more updating when I have more to update you on.

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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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