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Like a tsunami silently gathering far out at sea, a revolution is coming to the movie business that will make the seismic changes experienced by the book and music industries in recent years look tiny by comparison. One technology will make this possible, one you might not expect: 3D game engines. In the last few

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Bitcoin Magazine just posted my article Why Charles Stross Doesn’t Know a Thing about Bitcoin. It’s a response to one of my favorite SF authors, Charles Stross, who recently wrote a piece called Why I Want Bitcoin to Die in a Fire.  It got picked up by Reddit and Slashdot, as well as quoted by

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If you get your sci-fi book fix from Amazon.com then you probably know author Hugh Howey.  It’s hard to miss someone whose books routinely camp out on the top 100 bestselling sci-fi/fantasy books on Amazon.  At one point Howey’s books even took up six of the top ten slots on the list, alongside classics like

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The Moment of Decision

Sunday, 26, May , 2013 by

What you do at the moment of decision is the only thing that matters in life.  I’ll talk about what that means to creative decisions.  I’m good at those.  I’m not always so good at seizing the moment in other parts of my life. Making the right creative decisions in the moment is what separates

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Amazing Concept Art and an Exodyssey

Thursday, 20, October , 2011 by

I’ve started looking around for concept artists to help sketch out my universe.  It’s incredible the quality of work that’s out there.  Over the past few weeks I’ve scoured the Internet high and low looking for brilliant visual designers.  Every day I continue to find more who’s work I love.  I’ll be reaching out to

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Eclipse Phase

Monday, 26, September , 2011 by

A friend in my writing group, Graeme Ing, turned me on to this role playing game, Eclipse Phase, saying it reminded him of my work.  I don’t play paper roll playing games, but I love the art work and world building aspects of the Universe.  I can see why the game mirrors some of my

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Rise of the Terminators

Thursday, 22, September , 2011 by

The Washington Post just published an expose on the U.S. Military’s experiments with autonomous killing machines.  While frightening, I’m convinced the move to autonomous war is inevitable and impossible to stop.  Rarely have humans been able to hold back science, especially military technology, though the Japanese did manage to keep the gun out of Japan

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My girlfriend is fantastic at delivering messages I don’t want to hear, in a way I never want to hear them.  The worst part is, she’s usually right. The other day I bought a 30 inch monitor and some high end video cards to power it.  It was an ostentatious purchase, no question.  Today I

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Women Warriors and Mythology

Sunday, 11, September , 2011 by

I’ve always loved fierce woman and that’s reflected in my characters.  In my latest work I set out to create powerful woman warriors, so I naturally turned to the rich mythologies of India and Greece to provide my templates.  My main character, Jovanna, is crafted after the Indian Goddess Devi and one of her most

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Novel Excerpt: The Scorpion Game

Tuesday, 30, August , 2011 by

This is an excerpt from my first novel, THE SCORPION GAME.  Read the first chapter below!  You can also download the PDF version here. In 2458, on a continent sized starship with its own atmosphere and an entire civilization churning inside, the poor live in rotting organic cities and the rich live in massive orbital

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Surface Detail represents Banks’ best work since The Player of Games.  It’s the latest novel in his long running Culture series.  Every Banks books is full of big ideas, brutal violence and exotic adventures.  The best of the series also enjoy a large cast of characters and complex plots.  When it works, it’s amazing, heady

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Timeline – Age of Transcendence

Sunday, 21, August , 2011 by

For years, I’ve kept a timeline of future events that help guide and influence all the stories in my Age of Transcendence universe.  I’ve always informally called it the Future History of the World.  I’ve altered it at times, to fit my needs or to reflect current events, though it has remained remarkable consistent and

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