• “Change or Die” in Vex Mosaic

    “Change or Die,” my second essay for Vex Mosaic, is out now.  It explores ways that civilizations can fail or succeed, through the lens of Neal Stephenson’s most recent novel, Seveneves.

  • “The Last Mission” in Empyreome

    Fewer than eight hours were left before the end of the world, and Jamie still had one thing left to do.  Read my new story, “The Last Mission,” in Empyreome Magazine’s Weekly Flash series.

  • Midnight Legion, Book 2: The World Reborn

    Midnight Legion, Book 2: The World Reborn is available now from the publisher, Studio 9, and for preorder from Amazon.  The World Reborn is a standalone, interactive science fiction novel and the sequel to Operation Deep Sleep.

  • “His Brilliant Eyes” out now in MYTHIC

    My new story, “His Brilliant Eyes,” is out now in the Summer 2017 issue of MYTHIC.  Please head over to get the issue or subscribe.

  • “Agents of Empire” in Aurealis

    My new short story, “Agents of Empire,” is out now in issue #99 of Aurealis.  It looks like a fantastic issue overall, so please support them with a purchase or subscription. “Agents of Empire” is a story of the Perpetual Empire.

News and Updates

Quadratura Circuli

My latest short story, “Quadratura Circuli,” is out now in Two Cities Review.  

City Builder: A Villagers & Villains Expansion

My Zanjan collaborator C. Aaron Kreader has a new game in the works, the City Builder expansion for Villagers & Villains.

Dover Comic Con

The first Comic Con hosted by the Dover Library in Delaware, held this month, sounds like it was a huge success–they expected up to 1,000 attendees and had more than 2,000.  Now plans are already underway for next year. Although I was listed in the program, I ended up being unable to attend.  But I’m […]

New hosting service

I just moved this site over to MDDHosting on the advice of my friend David Henderson…and it’s already loading faster.

Human Rights reviewed in ONE COUNTRY

Human Rights in an Advancing Civilization is reviewed in the current issue of ONE COUNTRY (“Where human rights have come from — and where they are likely to go“): …Mr. Emmel takes readers on a tour of the history of human rights, going back to the concept of sanctuary in Jewish and, later, Roman law. […]

All the Countries in the World

Yesterday at DC’s Awesome Con a huge crowd turned out for Pinky and Brain voice actors Rob Paulsen and  Maurice LaMarche.  At one point LaMarche mentioned that Paulsen had only required a single take for the Yakko’s World song on one of their other shows, Steven Spielberg’s Animaniacs, and he urged Paulsen to sing it […]

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