Picture this: it is October 2024 and you’ve settled into the theater to see the new James Bond movie. The lights dim, the audience goes quiet, and at once the classic gunbarrel sequence with the unmistakable theme rocks you and everyone else in the theater. … Continue readingShadows Never Lie: The Next Bond Movie I’d Make
Weighing in at 53,000 words, my new space opera novel “The Saga of the Ilithianades” is out for your enjoyment! Buy it as an ebook, a paperback, or (ooh…) a hardcover at Amazon and crack it open! I’ll let the blurb at Amazon speak for … Continue readingThe Saga of the Ilithianades: New Sci-Fi Novel Out!
With “No Time to Die” out in theaters and the Daniel Craig era ending at long last, I’d like to offer some thoughts on where the James Bond franchise should go next. My franchise critiques roll on apparently! The Craig era’s principal flaw in my … Continue readingSome Thoughts on James Bond
In my latest novel, tentatively titled “The Saga of the Ilithianades”, the age-of-sail-style treasure hunt for a powerful alien artifact I highlighted as part of the story only really gets started around 40,000 words into it; up until then it’s literally a simple family saga, … Continue readingThe Saga of the Ilithianades: Radon Seas and Beyond
What if I had a country to call my own, one that belonged to me, my very own answer to the Principalities of Liechtenstein or Monaco? First and foremost I’d want it to be a refuge of liberty, a free society where the best of … Continue readingIf I Had a Country
Having recently been on a “Harry Potter” kick, the eight movies to be precise, I might like to offer some thoughts. It’s a good enough story and all that, and the films are entertaining, even if the only one that made me go “Wow! That … Continue readingSome Thoughts on Harry Potter
Recently I’ve been watching a slate of films in the Lost World subgenre, which has gotten me thinking about the dinosaurs and all the other magnificent archosaurs that once roamed the Earth (and still do in the case of birds and crocodilians!), and how they … Continue readingForget Humanoid Aliens: Try Dinosaur Aliens!
What? A new book already? Yes, hot off “Calypso, Girl of the Crystal City”, I have a brand-new sci-fi story available as both an ebook and a paperback, perhaps my most unusual yet, since it’s purely a dive into my far-future setting’s worldbuilding, but with … Continue readingThe Night of the Calendars: New Sci-Fi Novella Out!
First off, horray for my tenth blog post of August 2021! I’ve certainly been busy this month; my greatest number of blog posts ever in one month after almost two years of blogging! For my tenth post I’d like to get into names for fictional … Continue readingThoughts on Names for Characters and Babies
Another month, another Star Wars post? Why not? Today my thoughts turn not to making a whole new distant-future sequel trilogy or a Darth Bane trilogy, but rather to the more down-to-earth issue of how the sequel trilogy we ended up with could have been … Continue readingImproving the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy