the old ways and the new.

  This is a picture of long-handing it on an iPad Pro. It seems excessive and wasteful to use a $1,000 tablet as an electronic legal pad, but I’m very much digging the advantages it has over paper. You don’t have to drag around multiple notebooks, you have an endless supply of paper of whatever […]

terms in polish.

I don’t know if they used stock art or commissioned this for the book, but the cover art for the Polish edition of TERMS OF ENLISTMENT is something else. It’s probably my favorite piece of cover art of all the versions of the book so far. Here it is without the cover text: And here’s […]

WorldCon recap.

I’m on the plane back from MidAmericon II, the 74th Worldcon, in Kansas City. Some cons are great, some are so-so, some are…not that good. But Worldcon is the main event of our genre, the big Annual Nerd Prom, where most everyone gathers regardless of what other regional cons they attend. I went with a […]

Worldconning in Kansas City.

It’s 5am in KC, which means it’s 6am in New Hampshire, which means I’m up already despite the two drinks at the hotel bar last night. KC seems nice. I haven’t had a chance to wander much, but the area around the convention center is definitely 100% tailored for conventions. Four or five big hotels […]

on the NACDC, a frontlines fan group.

The official fan group of the Frontlines series, the North American Commonwealth Defense Corps, was founded at Manticon this year. There’ll be a fan group meeting at this year’s Honorcon, and a member who’s a very talented graphic designer made up a recruitment poster style ad for the convention program. It’s so well done that I […]

my worldcon schedule.

MidAmericon II, the 74th Worldcon, seems to be almost upon us. I’ll be in Kansas City next week for the event, armed with a credit card and a light convention schedule. There are two Wild Cards-related events I’ll be attending as a panelist/signing author. One is the big Wild Cards signing at Rainy Day Books […]

warming up the stove for frontlines #6.

Having turned in the edits on FIELDS OF FIRE, Frontlines #5, I spent exactly three days puttering around online and playing video games before it got old again. Seems like I get antsy when I don’t have a work in progress cooking on the stove. Sooooo….work has commenced on Frontlines #6. I settled on a […]

terms of enlistment on storybundle.

TERMS OF ENLISTMENT, the first volume in the Frontlines series, is part of the current StoryBundle (called “Starward Bound”), along with novels by a whole bunch of other excellent writers. The price point to get the bonus novels (of which TERMS is one) is $15, which will get you eight new Skiffy novels on your […]