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Thursday, April 21st, 2016
8:40 am
One more Just For Fun...
... My Favorite Moments, Part 3, covering my remaining works -- Polychrome and the Balanced Sword trilogy!
Tuesday, April 19th, 2016
8:37 am
More Just For Fun...
... today, as we continue with My Favorite Moments, Part 2! This covers Castaway Planet and the two published Arenaverse novels, Grand Central Arena and Spheres of Influence.
Thursday, April 14th, 2016
10:25 am
Today, a Just For Fun post...
... people often ask me what my favorite parts of my own books are, so here we go -- My Favorite Moments, Part 1!
Tuesday, April 5th, 2016
9:04 am
Tuesday, March 29th, 2016
6:53 am
Today's On My Shelves...
... is Mutineer's Moon, a grand-scale space opera by David Weber!
Thursday, March 24th, 2016
7:32 am
Today's On My Shelves...
... looks at Harry Connolly's clever urban fantasy A Key, an Egg, an Unfortunate Remark!
Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016
6:47 am
On My Shelves today...
... is JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, an anime and manga that lives up to its name!
Thursday, March 17th, 2016
8:05 am
A new On My Shelves today...
... this time on One Punch Man, the superhero satire anime!
Tuesday, March 15th, 2016
6:52 am
Tuesday, March 8th, 2016
10:00 am
Ever wanted to actually hear me talk?
 

  Well, Baen does podcasts, and they've started putting them up on their YouTube channel as well, so you can hear mine on Phoenix Ascendant right here!
Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016
9:14 am
Phoenix Ascendant...
... is the subject of today's The Big Idea column on John Scalzi's site!
Tuesday, March 1st, 2016
8:17 am
I re-start my regular columns today...
... with a look at the classic fan subject of X vs Y, as embodied by ScrewAttack's Death Battle!
Wednesday, February 24th, 2016
10:17 pm
My Schedule for Albacon 2016!

Friday, March 4

11 AM POV Waltz Troy room

5PM Surfeit of Superheroes? Troy room

8PM Ice Cream Social Colonie

Saturday, March 5

11AM Great but Forgotten Colonie

12PM The Golden Age of SF is 12 Troy

1PM Reading! Room 101

3PM Autographing Lobby

11PM The Eye of Argon Colonie

Sunday, March 6

1PM Equal Rights for Robots! Colonie

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016
12:08 pm
Phoenix Ascendant is out!
... in Kindle form, anyway -- the physical book comes out March 1!

If you read it, review! Reviews make authors happy!
Wednesday, February 10th, 2016
5:42 am
Phoenix Ascendant, the final snippet!
... and Kyri's enigmatic pronouncement takes on a horrid meaning in Chapter 26!
Monday, February 8th, 2016
7:04 am
Friday, February 5th, 2016
7:36 am
After a truly horrific shock...
... Kyri and party have to decide how they are going to deal with the half-vampire, half-demon Tashriel in Chapter 24 of Phoenix Ascendant!
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016
6:57 am
Phoenix Ascendant...
... Chapter 23 finds that questioning an enemy may lead to terrible discoveries...
Monday, February 1st, 2016
6:31 am
In Phoenix Ascendant today...
... the cliffhanger of last week results in a surprising battle in Chapter 22!
Friday, January 29th, 2016
12:59 pm
Hugo Post 2016!
  Not that I ever expect a nomination, but it is time once again to begin nominations for the Hugo Awards!


My eligible works from 2015 are

  • Polychrome (Iris Mirabilis Press): My adult-readership version of an Oz book, Polychrome surpassed my expectations in Kickstarter and has sold a significant number of copies since. Polychrome, Daughter of the Rainbow, is one of the few to escape when two old enemies of Oz join forces and succeed in conquering the heart of Faerie. Carrying with her the source of a cryptic prophecy, she must seek out a hero who may -- and ONLY may -- be able to save Faerie from its new tyrants, and even once the hero is found, Polychrome herself must discover a strength and will of her own if their plans are to have any chance to succeed...

  • Phoenix in Shadow (Baen): Second in the Balanced Sword trilogy, an epic fantasy I first started writing in 1991 and which takes place on Zarathan, my RPG and writing world that I first started designing in 1978-79. Kyri Vantage, Phoenix Justiciar of the dying god Myrionar, and her companions Tobimar Silverun and Poplock Duckweed, succeeded in killing the False Justiciar Thornfalcon and revealing the False Saints for what they were, but they know there is far more behind the corruption of a god's chosen emissaries; they must follow the clues through Rivendream Pass to Moonshade Hollow, a place of horrific reputation... but what they find there changes everything they thought they understood, and hides an even deadlier trap than Thornfalcon's!

  • Castaway Planet (Baen): A (mostly) Hard-SF, YA-targeted novel set in the future of the Boundaryverse; the "mostly" comes from the fact that I include a slow-FTL drive to get my protagonists out of the solar system. The Kimei family and their Bemmie friend "Whips" were on their way to a colony world when something went terribly wrong and they were marooned with barely a handful of tools and no hope of rescue. Now they must find a way to survive on an alien world that hides more secrets than they can imagine.

  • "The Adventurer and the Toad" (Baen): A short story set on Zarathan, but a standalone in that world rather than directly a part of the Balanced Sword trilogy. Young Lalira Revyne has dreamed of adventure, but now horrific adventure has found her. But if she is to rescue her mother, she must overcome her own terrors to work with a companion she desperately needs... but fears above all things. Available in the 2015 Baen Free Stories collection.

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