Although sometimes overlooked, the major world religions, their genesis, their rise, their evolution, their rise to (and fall from) dominance, have always been crucial threads in the vast tapestry that is human history. Making for obvious what-if scenarios that are the fodder of alternate histories … Continue readingWorld Religions in Alternate Histories
It’s recently struck me that people in the science-fiction setting I write in and worldbuild live dangerously, or, more to the point, just don’t have the kind of risk aversion and (as I like to put it) “safety cultism” that plagues our modern cultures in … Continue readingLiving Dangerously on the High Frontier
“Hookers and blow” has long been a meme on the WallStreetBets subreddit, but there might be something to it. No, you shouldn’t hire sex workers so much it breaks the bank, and you especially shouldn’t snort so much cocaine you don’t know who you are … Continue readingCourtesans and Drugs: All Things in Moderation?
I don’t currently make it my all-consuming priority in life by any stretch of the imagination, but I would like someday to find a true love and have a lot of children with her. She’d have to be highly intelligent, sweet, cute, charming, classy, youthful, … Continue readingMy Dream Relationship
Twitter isn’t real life. Or is it? Alexey Guzey has a page on his (rather excellent) website about why you should join Twitter right now, and of the perks people list the most striking to me is how common it is to meet new and … Continue readingSponsus ex Twittera?
My new short story, a space-operatic Christmas ghost tale, “Spectres Call For Me”, is now out! Get it as an ebook or as a paperback! What is “Spectres Call For Me”? I’ll let the blurb speak for it: Called by dreams, and warned to avoid … Continue readingSpectres Call For Me: New Sci-Fi Short Story Released
Ah, makeovers: those times we change our physical appearance, through clothing, haircuts, hairstyles, cosmetics, accessories, procedures, even surgeries. All to get that most wholesome feeling of looking better, or at least different, becoming the best you you can be. Contrary to what some people who … Continue readingMakeovers: The Allure of Becoming a Brand New You
Hot off “Shadows Never Lie”, I’ve got a whole future Bond timeline in the works it seems. Having gotten an inspiration recently, I’ve fleshed out the next one I’d make after “Shadows Never Lie” a bit, and I’ve got a title now, “Ever Rending”, to … Continue readingEver Rending: Another Bond Movie I’d Make
All my life I thought I wasn’t any kind of an empath, but just yesterday I learned I’m not only an empath but a dark empath, “the most dangerous personality type”! Run for the hills, everybody! Nah, seriously, I show the bulk of the signs … Continue readingI’m “The Most Dangerous Personality Type”?
It’s the bane of moderns’ existence: dating is hard, and marriage isn’t working. What is the endgame? What is the solution, if any? What is the future of marriage? All interesting questions. The form of marriage we live with today has been dubbed “Marriage 2.0”, … Continue readingThe Future of Marriage