“What now, Proeliator?” Stohn fought back the urge to wince as he awaited an answer to the question he’d finally worked up the gumption to ask. Latro steepled his fingers on his desktop. Outside the window, cloudskimmers zigzagged to and fro across the night sky like bacteria in a Petri dish. He waited for a long time before finally speaking. “The conquest of Kadal,” he … Continue reading The Challenge: An Exitium Excerpt
Remember the Next Generation episode where they thaw out three chryogenically frozen people from the twentieth century? It’s one of my favorite Star Trek episodes ever, due in no small part to the presence of this delightful character. What if he chose to stay on board instead of getting off at the starbase with the others? Continue reading What if L.Q. Clemonds had remained on board the Enterprise?
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Work on the initial draft of Exitium, the forthcoming final book in the trilogy begun with Effugium and Exsilum, has been completed. I’ve come to realize during these past few weeks that it’s a really weird book. I’m okay with that. In fact, I’m pleased. I like weird. That’s what I was going for. I like stuff that’s weird, makes sense, and is entertaining. That’s … Continue reading Exitium is a weird book
When someone talks about “educating” people, what they often really mean is “convincing them to adopt my views as their own and further propagate them.” A highly effective means of forcing someone’s hand in order to achieve this is to silence all dissenting voices. Those who will not be silent are either demonized or viewed as crazy because of their failure to conform and subsequently … Continue reading Conform or be cast out
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Zonn stiffened in his seat as the spotlight swept past him to the other side of the auditorium. It stopped on a woman who at first didn’t seem to notice she’d been selected. The crowd laughed and pointed at the video screens, upon which the woman’s eyes darted to and fro like those of a frightened animal. The people seated beside her scooted out of … Continue reading To the Lions
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So I went down a rabbit hole of knockoff apps on the iPhone store. You’ve got to see these. The mafia just lets anybody in now, I guess. Frogs, orange apes, etc. Star Wars, that’s to be expected. Lol. So blatant, though. Got the speeder bike chase and everything. PICTURED: (NOT) Han Solo Star Trek? Meh, I don’t see the resemblance. Now, Transformers is where … Continue reading Down the knock-off app rabbit hole
What an odd time to be alive. Nuance is lost. Critical thinking is scorned. Writers aren’t allowed to use words… “No!” he shouted. “No,” he said angrily. “No.” Okay, so I wouldn’t have used “angrily,” but sometimes only an adverb will do. They exist for reason. If they’re redundant or unnecessary, I avoid them. Duh. Anyway, these “rules” are not rules at all and change … Continue reading Unchain the Adverbs!