Final Flight and Win-A-Kindle

   I've finally had to admit it. I'm over-committed. I never planned to spam my blog followers with daily ramblings. Twice or thrice a month would suffice. But I'm down to one post a month. So I changed the tagline in my posts to "An occasional blog". Truth is good. (Unless, of course, you're a …

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Happy News/Strange News

Happy News #1 Had a great time at the UK's annual Sci-Fi and Fantasy Convention (Follycon) in Harrogate. Met some old friends and made some new ones. Learned a lot and had a few new ideas sparked. Delighted to say that my friend David Allan got his first publishing contract. Congrats, David! Happy News #2 …

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Back Home

Turning Worlds So much catching up to do now my I'm back home! The world just keeps on turning, even if I'm not watching it. (Quantum physicists are invited to comment below on that observation.) Distribution Channels My novels' distribution network continues to grow effortlessly! I use the Mention app to notify me if my name or my …

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Road Trip, Trilogies & Good News

Some of you might have noticed a long silence from me. Many will be grateful. But now I'm back! I just spent the whole of October on a road trip covering New England in the Fall and a batch of Canadian cities. Exhausted! If you want to visit New England in the Fall, you just have …

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PARADISI CHRONICLES & NEWS

NEW MUST-HAVE PARADISI CHRONICLES RELEASES (details below) As my regular readers know, my JANUS PARADISI series takes place in an open-source sci-fi universe. A what? Essentially, a group of authors agreed on the backstory and main features of a time and place where all action will occur, then write their own stories within those parameters. These stories …

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The Price of Fame

Over the past couple of weeks, I've been running an Instafreebie promotion (where science fiction readers sign up to my newsletter and receive a free copy of my novel, "FACES OF JANUS"). Then Google Alerts notified me that the novel was available on a few pirate sites. I checked and found that one site claimed not …

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Blurb Versions: One Plot, Three Stories

  I'm offering Faces Of Janus free for a couple of weeks for sci-fi fans' summer reading enjoyment. (Grab it here or click the image below.) Writing the short descriptive blurb for the promotion was hard. (Hell, I took 60,000 words to tell the story and now you want it in 70 words?) You see, there …

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The Economics of AI: Example

I recently had a great time at the 68th British National Science Fiction Annual Convention: meeting old friends; making new ones; attending some fascinating panels... The panels prompted my restless mind to explore tangential threads, as they should. Example... During the Artifical Intelligence (AI) panel, someone mentioned that when driverless trucks take over, some 3.5 million USA …

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JANUS PARADISI

  I am delighted to announce the publication of the second novel in my JANUS PARADISI series, set in the open source Paradisi Chronicles universe. Take a look at both ebooks here. Or read the first chapter of FACES OF JANUS here. In FACES OF JANUS, Angel Flores' security agents uncover the lie behind Earth's greatest corporate conspiracy. They fight for …

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Beyond Beginnings: Sequels

A Good Year End In November 2016 I became a published novel author, building on my years as a short story writer.  Where do you go from there? You write the sequel. Actually, I started writing the sequel long before I published "Faces of Janus". It's already gone out to beta readers, for publication in Spring 2017. My …

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