• “The Engineers of Abundance” in Empyreome

    Only empty trucks enter the Nuvoy compound, but they’re always full when they leave. Haden breaks in to find out how. “The Engineers of Abundance” is out now in Empyreome Volume 2, Issue 4. This is my second story for the magazine—“The Last Mission” was a Weekly Flash in September 2017.

  • Thanks for your support!

    The Kickstarter for Portal of Life, the third and final Midnight Legion gamebook, just ended, and we’re grateful for how much support it received. C. Aaron Kreader and I have had a blast putting this series together, and we know that many of you have been with us from the beginning. You funded the book […]

  • “A Small Price to Pay” in Starship Sofa

    “A Small Price to Pay” has been published as a podcast by Hugo award-winning Starship Sofa, narrated by the talented Tatiana Gomberg.  “A Small Price to Pay” originally appeared in Planet Scumm.

  • The Bigger Picture Podcast: Future Vision

    In May I joined three fellow authors for a panel discussion at Balticon 52 on the topic of finding optimism in a world that doesn’t always seem to warrant it.  The panel was moderated by Charlie Brown and hosted by Vex Mosaic, the online magazine of speculative thought to which I’ve contributed two essays.  The […]

  • “Twelve Months” wins Apparition Lit’s June flash fiction contest

    My story “Twelve Months” has won Apparition Literary Magazine’s June 2018 flash fiction contest.

News and Updates

New sci fi game in the works

For the past couple of years I’ve been working on a new sci fi game for Studio 9.  This week the overview will be introduced to retailers at the GAMA Trade Show in Las Vegas in preparation for the official launch.

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. […]

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