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Thursday, January 19th, 2017
7:14 am
Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
6:55 am
Today, a new On My Shelves...
... looking at Rogue One, the latest entry in the Star Wars franchise!
Thursday, January 12th, 2017
7:38 am
Finishing up the Deleted Chapters...
... of Phoenix Rising is the old Chapter 50, showing a rather different endgame to the book!
Tuesday, January 10th, 2017
2:20 pm
Continuing my deleted chapters of Phoenix Rising...
... we come to Chapter 12, in which Rion and Kyri spar!
Thursday, January 5th, 2017
7:21 am
A new Just For Fun column...
... continues the deleted chapters of Phoenix Rising. In Chapter 4, the end of Toron's investigation is not what they hoped for!
Thursday, December 29th, 2016
8:35 pm
Continuing the deleted chapter snippeting...
... with Chapter 3 of an earlier draft of Phoenix Rising, where we see more about the investigation of the murders of Kyri's parents!
Saturday, December 24th, 2016
3:02 pm
Annual Christmas Post!
"Chipmunks roasting on an open fire...
Jack Frost ripping off your nose...
Though we could die, any time, many ways,
Merry Christm -- what's that noise?"

Welcome to my annual twisted Christmas post where I put up strange and twisted Christmas-y things.

First, the true story of the destiny of the One Ring (yes, it really is Christmas themed).

Then, a few old classics with some... revisions.

Number one -- my classic "Ring Their Bells, OR The Munchkin's Carol" -- now made into a video on YouTube, something I never expected.

AND it turns out done a SECOND time by a group called Crystal Tears, in an incredibly thrash-metal way!

Number two -- that old favorite "Frosty the Snowman"...

Frosty the Snowman
Was a dark and evil soul
With a leaden pipe and a jack-knife nose
And a heart as black as coal

Frosty the Snowman
Is a horror tale, they say
He rose from the snow
And the children know
That he came to life to slay

There must have been black magic
In that hockey mask he wore
For when we ripped it from his face
He melted to the floor.

Frosty the Snowman
Was a dark undead you see
And the children say
He'll be back one day
For revenge on you and me

Yes, the children say
He'll be back one day
For revenge on you and me!

And finally, "Santa Claus is Hunting You Down":

Oh, you better watch out
You might as well cry
'Cause you gotta know
You're all gonna die!
Santa Claus is hunting you down.

He's made up his list!
He's put you down TWICE!
And now you'll find out
Why naughty ain't nice!
Santa Claus is hunting you down

The reindeer and his elf friends
Will make his rounds tonight
He's going down his "Naughty List"
In search of punks to smite!

Oh, you better watch out
You might as well cry
'Cause you gotta know
You're all gonna die!
Santa Claus is hunting you down.
Santa Claus is hunting you down!

Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays to all!
Thursday, December 22nd, 2016
10:11 am
A look at what DIDN'T make it...
... into the final book, as I start posting some deleted chapters from Phoenix Rising, starting with the old Chapter 1!
Tuesday, December 20th, 2016
9:44 am
Today's On My Shelves...
...covers both Monsters Inc. and Monsters University, two of Pixar's fine animated films!
Thursday, December 15th, 2016
9:34 am
More musings on writing...
... this time about the challenges of the Maintenance of Belief in a fictional universe!
Tuesday, December 13th, 2016
9:44 pm
The yearly "if you want to nominate my stuff" post...
... is here.

'Tis the year end, and time for authors to mention what they wrote this year in case by wild chance someone wants to nominate it for any form of award.
This year I only published two books and no short stories. Next year it looks more likely that I'll have two books plus at least two short stories.
The first of these is Phoenix Ascendant (https://www.amazon.com/Phoenix-Ascendant-Balanced-Sword-Spoor/dp/147678129X ), the final book in the Balanced Sword trilogy. This is one of the most personally significant books I have yet published, as it completes a story I've wanted to finish telling since 1991, and I think the trilogy as a whole is one of the best stories I've ever written. As it completes a trilogy, that makes it possible to nominate The Balanced Sword as a completed work, as well as nominating Phoenix Ascendant by itself.
The second is Castaway Odyssey (https://www.amazon.com/Castaway-Odyssey-Boundary-Book-5-ebook/dp/B01LYH4VBQ ), second in the Castaway Planet series. Set in the same universe as Boundary but about 150-200 years later, this is a YA (young adult) hard-SF novel (modulo the FTL drive I use to get my people into trouble), sequel to Castaway Planet but with a new cast with a new set of problems that don't encounter the original cast until quite a ways into the book.
10:25 am
Today, I review...
... the new Doctor Strange movie from Marvel, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the Master of the Mystic Arts!
Thursday, December 8th, 2016
3:33 pm
2016 continues its murder spree...
... after having finished off Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake, and Palmer and King Crimson, it decided to stop by and escort John Glenn on his final journey.
Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
10:55 am
You can't wait for the rest of the story?
  Well, the Challenges of the Deeps eARC is now available from Baen! If you Just Can't Wait, now you don't have to!
Friday, December 2nd, 2016
7:00 am
It's (probably) the last snippet...
... and Simon makes a terrible discovery in Chapter 28 of Challenges of the Deeps!
Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
7:27 am
Orphan finally reveals a secret...
... and it's a doozy, in Chapter 27 of Challenges of the Deeps!
Monday, November 28th, 2016
7:06 am
Dr. Simon Sandrisson...
... finds out what had Oasis in a panic, in Chapter 26 of Challenges of the Deeps!
Friday, November 25th, 2016
9:32 am
In Challenges of the Deeps today...
... we look in on the Molothos and Dajzail's plans in Chapter 25!
Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
7:31 am
In Challenges of the Deeps today...
... Ariane meets someone from her past in Chapter 24, and gains a new mystery while she's at it!
Monday, November 21st, 2016
6:52 am
DuQuesne has a meeting...
... and Vindatri's definitely playing mind-games in Chapter 23 of Challenges of the Deeps!
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