(This post appeared on my Patreon page on the 18th of this month -- my patrons see posts 3 days early. When I publish a new ebook, they get a FREE copy THIRTY DAYS EARLY even if I charge for it everywhere else! Even a pledge of a single buck per month gets you those... Continue Reading →
A short story, about 3500 words. Parkhar's father has a plan to wrest an ancient talisman from the glittering City of the ancients and the godlike, deathless Bots that guard it -- but it will be Danwill, Marjay, and their cohort who take the risks. What they find will shape the future of the whole... Continue Reading →
First appeared on my Patreon page, posted 22 January 2016. They Were So Excited Civilization ended. Survivalists soon wept. It was nothing like the movies and books. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ We, in general as humans, like to imagine how amazingly we'd react to hypothetical situation X. The zombie apocalypse, invasion of hostile aliens or... Continue Reading →
Wars, famines, politicians casting every disagreement as life-or-death division, the screw-the-future shortsightedness of deregulated banks and businesses, the ever-deepening US suspicion of neighbors as enemies and basic social behavior as the demon-Stalinist-bugaboo of Cold War Soviet communism, the push deeper into religious extremism in the Middle East (copied, in rehtoric if not action... Continue Reading →
Global Warmed No snowflake fallen below Canada since 2104 -- desperate hordes press north, all starving.
(Short-short story short-shorter: birds not leaving the nest die there.) Reach For The Stars Skyscrapers, rockets drowned in withering leaves: their masters, in the end, too timid.
I've been posting a piece of microfiction each month for Patreon patrons (a whole buck a month is the minimum pledge to see them) since March. This month's offering is a vignette about a young man fishing in a place that makes the familiar Earth seem very alien indeed. It's about hope and death and... Continue Reading →