By now the “progressive hegemony”, or whatever you want to call it, over the arts, the entertainment industry, and sophisticates and cultural elites more generally is well-known, but almost everyone is missing a crucial piece of the puzzle: the creatives actually don’t like today’s mainstream … Continue readingArtists Exit Stage Left?
I feel a bit behind the curve, since only like yesterday did I discover I have a great affinity with that social-media aesthetic called “dark academia”. Maybe the fact I follow and love the @_DarkAcademia Twitter account and have for a long time should have … Continue readingAcademia, Dark and Otherwise
Today marks 155 years since the birth of the great composer Jean Sibelius. Coming across this fact got me thinking about his music, and the paths music took and could have taken more broadly. In my science fiction setting, the 20th century was very different, … Continue readingJean Sibelius and the Music of a Sci-Fi World
I’ve long thought and felt that what the libertarian movement, and the struggle for human freedom more broadly, needs is an artistic and aesthetic movement, to become a force instrumental in creating visions of the human spirit and the human future. So why a libertarian … Continue readingToward a Libertarian Artistic Movement
“Dear Future Me: A Finishing School Romance in Outer Space”, my second novel, is now published on Amazon! Click here to purchase the paperback version, or click here to purchase the ebook version. It’s also available to read on Kindle Unlimited! Having started on “Dear … Continue readingDear Future Me: New Sci-Fi Romance Novel Released
Now that “The Hunt for Count Gleichen’s Treasure” has been completed and released, I felt a bit like I had lost something in my life, that something of course being the joy of plugging away writing stories. I have several ideas in my mind for … Continue readingA Second Sci-Fi Romance Novel is Coming Soon
In my last post I elaborated upon the space opera world I am building, which is also an alternate history of the 20th and 21st centuries and has a near-future-level spacefaring phase. I’d like to take this occasion to announce that I have decided to … Continue readingBeginning the Adventure of writing a Novel
Solarpunk, a subversively optimistic genre of science fiction, has proven to be a breath of fresh air for our vision of the future over the past several years. As the latest major incarnation of the various “-punk” subgenres, it joins the likes of atompunk, clockpunk, … Continue readingToward Nuclearpunk: Solarpunk with a Twist