• “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

MNL Reviewed on Gamebook News

The Midnight Legion Book 1: Operation Deep Sleep has just been reviewed by Gamebook News.  From the review: A colour, illustrated gamebook for solo or 2-player use, this series uses a highly advanced game system, offering a deeper level of character generation than a standard CYOA gamebook – featuring combat, puzzles, diplomacy, stealth and role-playing […]

When to Reject a Contract

I have an essay in the new issue of Writer’s Weekly about a difficult decision I made last year to turn down a writing contract for a compelling-looking science fiction anthology. To make a long story short, the publisher insisted on obtaining an unusual number of rights. I wrote about the experience because it was […]

MNL Recommendation and Review from slickerdrips

Above is a video review of Midnight Legion: Operation Deep Sleep from game reviewer slickerdrips. And here’s a longer review with playthrough and spoilers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ew8Kf6xySkM

MNL: One of “The Best Games for Solo Players from Gen Con 2016”

The website Nerdy But Flirty calls Midnight Legion: Operation Deep Sleep one of “The Best Games for Solo Players from Gen Con 2016.”  From the review: “First, you build your character, RPG style. Then, you wake up and start making decisions Choose Your Own Adventure style, with each choice leading you somewhere different in the book […]

The Fire Tree of Si in sub-Q Magazine

My new short story, “The Fire Tree of Si,” is out now in sub-Q Magazine. The Fire Tree of Si is an interactive fantasy story set in the world of Dinian (which is also the setting of my story The First King). I discovered sub-Q a couple of months ago.  My first thought was, “Wow, […]

Breaking the Machine to Appear in Liquid Imagination Magazine

I learned today that my new story Breaking the Machine will appear this fall in Liquid Imagination Magazine.  Breaking the Machine will be the first published story set in the world of the Perpetual Empire.

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