Thinking Computers…

In my created worlds, the usual AI’s weren’t cutting it for me. There are a lot of reasons with too many for the scope of this blog. The short version was I wanted an interesting AI. It was suggested something like Moya from the show “Farscape” but I thought it too limiting. So cutting the … [Read more…]

Review: The Heirs of Earth

I read a great deal of SF. Some of it good, some of it shockingly bad. Much in the middle. This book is well worth your time to pick up and read. Excellent, interesting characters, really cool situations they need to work through and a lot of threads which will be hopefully completed in later … [Read more…]

Review: Calexit – An Anthology

We’ve all heard of “Brexit” where Great Britain voted to leave the EU. That stirred up some debate in California about them possibly seceding from the Union. The recent events in Catalonia attempting to do the same from Spain with the resulting brutal government crackdown makes this book even more timely when I purchased it … [Read more…]

Book Covers…

Yes being an independent author gives you extraordinary freedom.  It does come a significant price–you have to do or are responsible for EVERYTHING! I am not only responsible for writing a novel, I’m responsible for editing, layout, marketing and all the little tiny nuances involved. Some days I spend more time on those things than … [Read more…]

Review: Carrier Pilot: One of the greatest pilot’s memoirs of WWII – a true aviation classic.

I knew that in WWII the US Navy considered the Vought F4U Corsair was considered too dangerous to fly on and off of aircraft carriers and was relegated to ground basing. It was nicknamed “Ensign Eliminator” and “Bent-Wing Eliminator” due to it requiring a lot more training with corresponding crashes as a result. Having stood … [Read more…]

Review: Forged in Blood

I will admit, I own a haunted handgun. I’m a .41 magnum fanatic. At the gun store where I once worked, a police evidence room trade in came in. It was a S&W Model 57 pin barrel. It was beautiful to behold and I couldn’t whip out my credit card fast enough. After I finished … [Read more…]

On Being a Pantser…

Yes, I wear pants when I write. For one thing my office is in the basement, surrounded on two sides by concrete and really doesn’t get much heat so I would get very cold and distracted if I wasn’t properly dressed sometimes including a hat and gloves. What is meant by the term “Pantser?” It … [Read more…]