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Review of Jack Jetstark’s Intergalactic Freakshow by Jennifer Lee Rossman

| November 7, 2018

My latest review is up at Mad Scientist Journal. This week, I’m reviewing a fun book that mashes up science fiction and superheroes and chosen family: Jack Jetstark’s Intergalactic Freakshow by Jennifer Lee Rossman. If you loved Firefly, Heroes, or Guardians of the Galaxy, you’ll enjoy this book! And you can read my full review here!

Review of Alice Payne Arrives by Kate Heartfield

| October 17, 2018

My latest book review is up at Mad Scientist Journal today. This week, it’s Alice Payne Arrives by Kate Heartfield, a novella of time travel, steampunk, and science fiction. It’s a very quick read, but enjoyable all the way through! This book comes out on November 6th, but you can preorder it now!

Fun for Friday: Sci-Fi Writing Prompts!

| August 24, 2018

I typically have an easy time coming up with fantasy story ideas, but I’m rubbish when it comes to sci-fi story ideas. Luckily, Mandy Wallace has 58 sci-fi writing prompts on her blog. There’s a wide range of ideas here, so you’re sure to find something that sounds good. In the meantime, I’ll definitely be […]

Thinking about Steampunk

| December 19, 2017

At Anglicon a couple of weekends ago, I took part in a panel on steampunk with Jeffrey Cook and Andy Wolf. One of the things that we discussed during the course of it was on a scale of H. G. Wells to Jules Verne, where does your steampunk fall? (The abbreviated explanation on that scale […]

Fun for Friday: SciFi Name Generators

| December 1, 2017

I don’t write a lot of sci-fi, though occasionally my stories lean in that direction. So most of the random generators I post are for fantasy writing. But today, I’m sharing a page with sci-fi name generators, which will be helpful to my readers who like to write on that side of things. And someday, […]

“Vodyanoi” at Beyond Science Fiction!

| May 1, 2015

I mentioned my latest acceptance yesterday, but now that it’s available, here are the details! My short story, “Vodyanoi,” appears in this month’s issue of Beyond Science Fiction, which is available on Amazon (digital only). “Vodyanoi” is a story that I wrote a while ago, and which went through a number of incarnations before I finally […]