Should writers choose controversy?

J.K. Rowling, Stephen King, Salmon Rushdie; All have criticized the current occupant of the White House broadly, mostly on Twitter. However, it's not fair to say, I think, that it's the only place they condemn the policies of the Trump administration. It's just the most widely distributed because- let's face it- more of us read... Continue Reading →

This is how it begins.

Censorship is how it all ends. Google Play, Apple, and Amazon have all made moves toward censoring Erotica and any sexual content on their stores. I'm not going to argue that they haven't that right. It's their store, and, clearly, they've made a business call that sex doesn't sell anymore. This doesn't effect my books... Continue Reading →

Killing Santa Claus

  Writing for the last two weeks has been like pulling teeth. Today, I think I figured out why. Because I write scifi, writing requires a certain hopefulness on my part, a belief in a far future that could have colonization of planets and technology beyond our wildest dreams. I have to be able to... Continue Reading →

You’re not sticking it to the man.

Web piracy. You know, we usually blame the pirates for the whole problem, but, as in any capitalist system, the thieves are merely filing the void. The real problem is that there is a market for free books that weren't paid for. As readers who download without paying for a book, aka. Stealing, it's important... Continue Reading →

The Politics of Scifi Romance

"Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today - but the core of science fiction, its essence, the concept around which it revolves, has become crucial to our salvation if we are to be saved at all."- Asimov Now, the question constantly being asked in... Continue Reading →

The internet is already broken

This week, I have received an education. The opponents of SOPA and PIPA who managed to defeat the bills like to state that the internet will be broken by censorship if the bills pass. Unfortunately, the internet is already broken by theft. My experience is so common as to be laughable. To their credit, Playster... Continue Reading →

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