Nothing to Fear?

A.I. is here, and it’s here to stay. If you express the slightest of misgivings about its negative potential, you’re a caveman afraid of fire. You’re a moviegoer in the early days of cinema cowering before a moving imagine of an oncoming train. “Relax,” they tell us, “A.I. is a misunderstood miracle and all of your reservations about it are rooted in ignorance. Here is … Continue reading Nothing to Fear?

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.

Robot ramblings

If there’s one thing the vast majority of metalheads share a common distrust for, besides authority, it’s technology. Warnings against human integration with machines are so common in metal that I often don’t notice them. This morning, though, while listening to Black Sabbath’s Computer God, from their 1992 masterpiece Dehumanizer, the lyrics were so relevant to what’s going on now that I was taken aback. … Continue reading Robot ramblings

Fight the machine

Fight the machine with laughter. Fight the machine with love. Fight the machine with hatred. Fight the machine with frivolity. Fight the machine with cunning. Fight the machine with deception. Fight the machine with truth. Fight the machine with vigor. Fight the machine with patience. Fight the machine with intuition. Fight the machine with integrity. Fight the machine with inner strength. Fight the machine with … Continue reading Fight the machine

EXSILIUM is almost here.

Exsilium, the followup novel to Effugium: The Time Remaining, will be released within the next two days. It’s a darker book than its predecessor, but that darkness is tempered by frequent moments of levity and a happy ending. Well, sort of. The people who die are still dead, but good does ultimately prevail over evil, and that’s what’s important. Also available: Anshar, a prequel novella … Continue reading EXSILIUM is almost here.