Future Visions: Surveillance

Corporations don’t care about you. That’s not their fault. They don’t have feelings because they aren’t people. They’re machines designed to generate income, and even their creators aren’t immune to expulsion should they interfere with this directive or otherwise become a liability. As a consumer, you’re a vital component of these machines. They want you as a lifelong dependent. Drug companies want you enslaved to … Continue reading Future Visions: Surveillance

Young Punks: A Richard Kryuss Story

1982 “Sorry, you guys, it ain’t personal, ya know? It’s just that I hired you to play oldies for sad sack middle-aged workin’ stiffs. Now you got these punk rockers in here tearin’ everything up and shootin’ smack in the bathrooms. I find needles in there every goddamn night now. You’re driving off paying clientele with a buncha dirtbags who don’t even buy nothin.’” Ritchie and Bing looked at each other, … Continue reading Young Punks: A Richard Kryuss Story

The Effugium Code

Potential readers of Exordium, the upcoming fourth book in the Effugium series, need not have read the first three in order to enjoy it. The book works just fine as a stand-alone action/adventure sci-fi story. In the context of the previous volumes, however, it’s an altogether different reading experience. Yeah, you’ll understand references you wouldn’t get if you hadn’t read Effugium, Exsilium, Exitium, and the … Continue reading The Effugium Code

Effugium IV: Exordium

I’m no longer calling the first three Effugium books a “trilogy.” I have altered the covers to reflect this. Exordium will be book 4 in the series. What’s it about? Well, in a nutshell, it takes place on the Galenian Colony world of Baltu, a tropical paradise inhabited by religious fanatics. The Exordium, AKA the Children of Pangu, AKA the next step in human evolution, are reviled … Continue reading Effugium IV: Exordium