Humble eBook bundle! Go buy one!

So I’m guessing at least some of you have heard of the Humble Bundle.  It’s a platform for independent game developers to get their games out to the masses.  Customers pay what they want, and get to decide where that money will go. Some of the cash goes to developers, some goes to the Humble Bundle people (to keep things running), …

Snow Crash: The coming infocalypse?

I was over on one of my favorite websites, io9, when I spotted an article about how Neal Stephenson’s novel, Snow Crash, seems to have accurately predicted the future. This is a reaction to a post from the Wall Street Journal, and I have to say that they have some valid points.  More after the break!

Here’s a cool idea for writers and readers everywhere: real sci-fi

I’ve found out that a couple of scientists on the Kepler Spacecraft project have written an anthology of stories called Kepler’s Dozen. What makes that so awesome, you ask?  Simple–they’re stories about REAL exoplanets with environments and technologies that are all completely scientifically accurate (based on what we know now). This science fiction writer finds this idea fairly kick-ass.  I’m …

Random House has turned to the dark side?

Well . . . sort of–at least a little bit.  I just read an article up on i09 about RH’s new eBook-only imprints, and it sounds pretty crappy.  Also, yes, I know that Harry Potter is not published by RH (or one of its imprints).  The picture just seemed too perfect to pass up. (For those that don’t know, imprints …

Do not go gentle into that good night

This post is gonna get kind of heavy–sorry. “Do not go gentle into that good night” (by Dylan Thomas) was always my favorite poem.  Initially, I interpreted it to mean that defiance in the face of certain death is the way to go.  I liked that message–continue to live to your fullest until you can’t anymore.  Don’t just give up …

How gaming makes me a better writer

I have been a pretty avid gamer most of my life.  I started with an Atari 2600 and 800xl sometime around the age of 2 or 3 (not saying I was any good), and it just sort of grew from there. I don’t just play RPGs like Mass Effect either.  I have been playing Counter-Strike since late 1999 (yes, it …

I’m back with a writing rant

I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus.  I know there’s not a ton of you out there reading these, but for those of you that are, sorry!  I’m sure you missed me. Anywho–onto my writing rant.  What the hell does everyone have against telling a story all the sudden?

Great men live forever

Great men and women live forever.  They live through the lives they’ve touched, and the things they’ve accomplished. Great men and women own up to their flaws and overcome them.  When they make mistakes they accept responsibility and learn from them. Great men choose to share their lives and loves with other great people.  They marry great women (or other …

How to write good sci-fi (not fantasy)

First, I’m not dissing fantasy (I read a good bit of it, and enjoy the genre). I’m just trying to dispel the preconceived notion that sci-fi and fantasy are the same thing. They’re not. More after the break.

Tech from my book is going to be commercially available!

Image Source: MYO Like I said in my last post, I wrote a book. It’s set somewhere around 100 years into the future, and has corresponding advances in technology. Why am I telling you this? Well, I saw this Engadget article today about the MYO armband. It senses motion and electrical impulses in your body to let you control Bluetooth …