Exordium

I’m eighteen chapters deep into book IV of the Effugium series. It’s called Exordium. It takes place several hundred years after the events of Exitium, the third book of the Kryuss Trilogy, and the third book of the Effugium series as a whole. Exordium is set on the Galenian colony world of Baltu, which is occupied entirely by fanatical religious extremists. Followers of the Consilium, … Continue reading Exordium

Alienated

“Do you know where Vidalia Onions come from?” “I’m sorry, what?” The woman seems distracted as she rummages through the large dump bin of sweet onions I’ve just spent twenty minutes culling and rotating. It’s a question I still ask most customers, but by and large they don’t seem to find such trivia as interesting as they once did. They’re certainly much more self-absorbed and … Continue reading Alienated

Hardwired

So much has already been written on the theory of the human brain being hardwired for belief in the supernatural that this post will be far better served by linking to more in-depth expert dissertations and articles on the matter instead of attempting to explore it myself. Long story short, it’s been posited that people are instinctively geared towards worshipping a higher power. Some religious … Continue reading Hardwired

Exitium has arrived.

I’ve been into science fiction since I was a kid, but more often than not I find myself wishing it was a little less stuffy and pretentious, and a little more human and real. I’m far less interested in the nuts and bolts of sci-fi than I am the idea of everyday people reacting to and adapting to extraordinary circumstances. Douglas Adams made science fiction … Continue reading Exitium has arrived.

Designing new Effugium trilogy covers

With the release of the final book of the Kryuss trilogy drawing near, I decided I wanted a cohesive look for all three covers. Originally, I’d wanted a very basic, vintage aesthetic for Effugium, so I made these: I couldn’t quite get it how I wanted it, though, and the drab color palette didn’t really work for me. It just didn’t pop. I wound up … Continue reading Designing new Effugium trilogy covers