• “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

“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.

The World Reborn Set for Summer Release

The Midnight Legion, Book 2: The World Reborn Kickstarter closed today, and with your support Studio 9 was able to meet all of its stretch goals. If all goes according to schedule, The World Reborn should be going out to backers in July, with copies in stores worldwide shortly thereafter.  Most of the backers will […]

How Midnight Legion’s Art Is Made

C. Aaron Kreader, the artist and co-creator of Midnight Legion, just posted an example of how he turns the book’s puzzles into artwork.  Here is a four-step process starting with my text about plants growing in a swamp, and ending with a lavish, full-color image illustrating options the reader can explore. For another example, head […]

First Review for The World Reborn

Here is the first review of Midnight Legion, Book 2: The World Reborn, from slickerdrips.  Among other things, the review explains how The World Reborn connects to Operation Deep Sleep while introducing some new elements.

Cover Reveal for MYTHIC #3

MYTHIC has just shared the cover for issue #3, which will feature my new short story “His Brilliant Eyes.”

Hidden Scene in Operation Deep Sleep

Midnight Legion, Book 2: The World Reborn will soon be in readers’ hands.  That means a new adventure to explore, but it also means that more secrets will soon be unlocked in Book 1: Operation Deep Sleep. Like The World Reborn, Operation Deep Sleep is meant to be different every time you read it.  Encounters […]

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