• “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

“Possible Futures” in Vex Mosaic

My essay “Possible Futures: How Spec Fic Reengineers Reality” appears today in the online magazine Vex Mosaic. It’s about how fiction, and speculative fiction in particular, helps to shape our perspectives and influence society. My involvement with Vex Mosaic can be traced back to a presentation about fiction writing that I attended at a recent Capclave.  […]

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, […]

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