Universal translators are a fickle thing. Yes, they can provide a literal translation but they can't revise and rearrange ideas. Anytime a maintenance query or systems report request begins with "Shaka, when the walls fell," I'm out.
Captain's Log, Stardate 100618 "We're dead in the water. That," I said, pointing to the umbilical linked to our dock, "is the only thing keeping us alive." The situation since Farpoint Bronson had become dire. Our dilthium crystals drained, our only source of power was being provided by an automated way station situated light years … Continue reading Darkside of Nowhere
Captain's Log, Stardate 092918 Having barely escaped our encounter at Farpoint Bronson, we set a course for Federation space. As we departed, our antimatter clones watched with interest, their minds calculating, conspiring, but what? Our impulse engines humming just outside the far edges of known space, I called for the crew to prepare for warp. … Continue reading Shades of Lazarus
Hey. Spencer here. I've been online ever since I could remember. Hell, Mom posted sonogram photos on Facebook before Dad made her take them down. Down from her fake account about our fake life. Like he was worried somebody would notice a resemblance between fetus me and his masked, muscled self. Then I was born. … Continue reading Some Demented Guy Keeps Posting My Life Story
Captain's Log, Stardate 091518 We've arrived at the edges of Federation space, transiting through the Dakotas into Northern Minnesota. It is a strange sight to watch the last of the stars slip off the bow and then stare into a featureless void. Gravitational currents of unknown origin pull on Discovery's hull as we cross the … Continue reading Encounter at Far Point Bronson
It took an epic deluge (Minnesota is more rainy and humid than I'd imagined), the sequestering of my son in his ivory tower, and sending my wife to the other side of the country to get the chance to do the one thing I've been meaning to do for weeks - sit down and write. … Continue reading Quick Writing Update – Crimson Son Series
As always, I've been wrestling with how to approach the online side of this author gig. Lately, the eBook market has undergone a fundamental shift. Most of these changes I've been watching approach like a distant train. All of them make me uncomfortable as an individual creative professional trying to make a living. Amazon seems … Continue reading New and Improved! Less Corporate Skimming!
Want to talk fantasy with me? This weekend myself and twenty other fantasy authors will be taking over Kevin Potter's Facebook Page. We've formed a fellowship of sorts. Originally, there were nineteen of us with works forged by elven smiths. Naturally, a twentieth (ahem) had to come along and try to take over. I'm going to have to … Continue reading Chat With Russ Linton This Weekend – Plus Superhero Stories!
One thing I hoped to do with the saga was subvert the normal genre conventions like with my Crimson Son Universe superhero series. Tweak those expectations traditional publishers have drilled into you. It's a risk for sure, but I wouldn't be publishing independently if I wasn't willing to take them.
Now available at Amazon and all other major retailers! We're up and running with the Wake of Alshasra'a launch and I wanted to share some of the wonderful reviews that have shown up on the web or landed in my inbox (please, feel free to share these far and wide!) This author has sketched out … Continue reading Wake of Alshasra’a has launched!