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Sanction: The Book

Nope. There’s a small cadre of writers plugging away in the dank belly of the indy scene that are well worth a look.  Schantz’ Hidden Truth series of conspiraciana led me to Neovictorian’s Sanity, an excellent spy thriller, which introduced me to … Continue reading

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Love Town

Regular readers know that I’m a big fan of the ‘buy local’ movement. It helps shovel money away from Dinosaur publishers and towards the next generation of independent creators. Me and my lil Bender hit up a small kine geek … Continue reading

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The Inverted Hero’s Journey

Yeah, I saw Joker. Didn’t use a gift certificate either, but that’s only because I mistook my “Rewards Card” for the gift cert I have and went to the wrong theater. Given how rare sneaking away from the kids is … Continue reading

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Tales of the SS Junky Star

Always on the lookout for a new cover artist, this past weeked I dragged the family down to check out a free geekfest and almost got suckered.  A couple of brothers had a booth at the Indy Comics corner, so … Continue reading

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A Brightness Eclipsed

If there’s a movie that comes closer to the Shadowrun vibe than Netflix’s Bright, let me know, wouldja? Released last year, this Will Smith vehicle starring Will Smith playing Will Smith in a Will Smith movie takes place in an … Continue reading

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Cirsova – Moonshot

Gag stories.  They’re a lot harder than most writers realize, particularly when the joke at the core of the story has to sustain several thousand words.  Not joke stories that amount to one long setup for a snappy punchline, but … Continue reading

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Cirsova – The Elephant Idol

This might be my favorite story in this issue of Cirsova.  Xavier Lastra, the author of The Elephant Idol, is a good friend of mine.  He has edited a few of my short stories, and his blog has played a vital … Continue reading

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Powers of the Earth

New review up at Castalia House – this time we’re talking about the 2018 Prometheus Award winner, The Powers of the Earth.  It’s an almost kitchen-sink style Heinleinian adventure complete with AI’s, space dogs, soft-boiled political debates, and low-g combat galore.  Plus, it … Continue reading

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Ravage: The Adventure (Finally) Begins

Last year, in an effort to pushback against the ensqualminating of comic book industry, I made it a point to back a number of kickstarters.  One such title earned a backing based solely on the involvement of The Legend.  The … Continue reading

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The Actual Roger

Peter Simeti over at Alterna Comics drew this slick little portrait of my daughter in five minutes for only a couple of bucks.  Great guy. Me and my youngest have been reading through the The Actual Roger mini-series, and it’s … Continue reading

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