I don’t belabor the point, but the truth is 20th and 21st century of my alternate-history science-fiction space-opera universe is in large measure a family saga of the Reinhardts, heirs of the inventor of the microchip and his fortune. Recently I’ve been brainstorming a new … Continue readingReady for Rapunzel
Recently, I was prompted to consider the issue of what kind of sexual, marital, and familial landscape we’re heading towards by comparisons on Twitter between the political effects of mass singleness, childlessness, and virginity in South Korea as a prelude to what will be the … Continue readingNo Solace for the Single?
It strikes me that most people in love, sex, romance, and family formation choose much the same path they do in investing: putting all their eggs into the medium-risk medium-reward basket. What if that was the very worst strategy you could possibly choose? What if … Continue readingAntifragility in Love and Life
“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
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
Having spent the other week doing some fairly hardcore road-tripping through America’s vast High Plains and unwinding from it all with a most rejuvenating massage, I can’t help but daydream of how it all could be better in my life. It strikes me that those … Continue readingThoughts on the High Life on Land
One idea I’ve had for a story I’d write in the future is to make one about the “bloody wars” that were fought over the warp gates about a thousand years into the future before the law of dueling was put in place, a bit … Continue readingSpectres of Space