Post-Apocalypse Fiction in A Time of Apocalyptic Non-Fiction

Is now really the best time to write a post-apocalyptic novel? It is if you know what you are doing. And as a writer, let me assure you – I know what I’m doing. The sad fact is that we already live in a post-apocalyptic world.  Several of them,...

How Not To Expert Responsibly

They think we are stupid.  Too stupid to notice what they think of us. Being an expert these days requires an unshakable confidence that you absolutely have the right answers.  Even if your answers change from day to day, just power on through the obvious contradictions as you adamantly...

For The Catholic Bros And Sympathetic Fellow Travelers

At some point the forces of suck will draw out the knives and come for the Catholic Hierarchy.  Now is the time for them to stand strong and help the laity develop enough of a backbone to stand and fight.  Because if they wait for the day when it...

Recommend: Tales From The Loop

If you’ve got an Amazon Prime account and you are into long, slow, and thoughtful sci-fi pieces, you’re going to want to check out Tales From the Loop. As the title indicates, this is an anthology show with each episode a (mostly) self-contained story.  Set in a small Ohio...

Quarantining Alone – The Wargamening

All this extra time on my hands freed up by the lack of a commute bought me a chance to play a round of this solo wargame by Command Decision Games. It’s a card-driven event game combined with a hidden objective search that plays mighty smooth.  There aren’t a...

StoryHack! Six, The Last Last Night

Live now. The last installment of Last Night at O’Reilly’s hits the big time with this sixth issue of the best action-packed magazine going.  This time we follow in the footsteps of the man himself, O’Reilly, as he juggles events and struggles to keep stubborn employees, Federal agents, and...

We Will Never Know

Models. Don’t talk to me about models. When the world doesn’t quite work the way you want it to work, you can always rely on the models to tell you what you wanted to hear. The thing about mathematical models is that they are tools.  Not sacred writ, and...

Spreading the Love: Hard and Thick

Do you have the fever for adventure? Clocking in at nearly 200,000 words, 241 full-sized pages, and with a title so nice it had to colon twice, now you can get a dead-tree version of Corona-Chan: Spreading the Love: Infectious Tales of Fantasy and Suspense Designed to Spread the...

Squirmish!

There’s really only one way to spend the extra time granted by the hiatus in my daily commute: gaming with the kids. We’ve had Squirmish sitting around for a while, but no chance to get into the nuts and bolts until Coronachan paid us a little visit. It is...