Exordium: Sneak Preview

From Effugium book IV: CHAPTER ONE “Saints, it is with great pleasure that we gather here today for the perfectly pious purpose of presenting yet another of our precious progeny to the Creators. It shall be a new creature, filled with the spirit of the Fathers, the Sons, the Holy Ghosts and the blessed Prophet Himself.” Father Xooka heard scattered grumbles and mumbles from the … Continue reading Exordium: Sneak Preview

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

What a great review.

I happened to check my Amazon listings yesterday and noticed a new review had popped up. I was delighted to discover that it was thoughtful, fair, well-thought out. I absolutely love this review, because a complete stranger took note of the originality of my Kryuss Trilogy. Called the writing excellent. Two major things I was shooting for. The goal was to be as bizarrely unique … Continue reading What a great review.

Exitium is a weird book

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

Unchain the Adverbs!

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!

All three Effugium books free this Friday and Saturday

In 2017, eccentric tech mogul and cult leader Richard Kryuss revamped an early prototype vessel for a planned recreational line of space cruise ships into a generational starship that would carry a carefully-selected few of his followers to a new world. Human beings had been declared an invasive species upon the Earth by a mysterious entity that sent everyone with a smart phone a digital … Continue reading All three Effugium books free this Friday and Saturday

The problem with nerds

As someone with lifelong nerdy interests, I feel qualified to speak on this issue. It’s not an attack, just an observation. A significant portion of the “community,” especially those into science fiction, are shockingly rigid and literal in their thinking. The people I’m speaking of could see a beautiful painting of an alien landscape with a spaceship soaring overhead, and the first thing that comes … Continue reading The problem with nerds

Exitium

In Effugium , an organic computer network designed by eccentric tech billionaire Richard Kryuss as a sustainable alternative to the internet becomes self-aware and decides that human beings present a danger to the bees that pollinate the vegetation it requires to propagate itself. It’s prohibited from simply killing them, however. Long story short, it places nearly the entirety of humanity in stasis, awaiting approval from … Continue reading Exitium