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Review: The War Revealed, by Karl Gallagher

I almost wish that The War Revealed came out this month.  That way, I could have voted for it for the Dragon Awards this year. I’m going to have to settle for The Lost War (reviewed yesterday). Newman and Goldenrod survived … Continue reading

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Review: The Lost War

When I was sitting next to Karl Gallagher at LibertyCon, he mentioned that Torchship was about his day job (yes, he is a rocket scientist), and that The Lost War was about his hobby. It was supposed to be a weekend … Continue reading

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Review: Come, Seeling Night

What families don’t have their little problems?Paxton Lock is back, and payback can be a mutha. Enter Come, Seeling Night. Paxton Locke’s been in some pretty tight spaces before. This one might be the worst. Drugged and shipped to who-knows-where … Continue reading

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2019 Dragon Awards Discussion

The Dragon Awards are open for voting … and we’re getting close to the cut off date for the nominees. Let the discussion begin. And yes, I said discussion. I’d like people to come on, and tell me what you … Continue reading

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On the Authority of the Pope

I think I know what the problem is. Ever since Pope Francis was elected, all of us Catholics have suffered other people trying to tell us what we believe, largely based off of off-hand comments by Pope Francis in an … Continue reading

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Remembering the Challengers

On January 28th, 1986, the United States manned space program ground to a sudden halt with the deaths of seven people. Their names were Michael Smith, Dick Scobee, Judy Resnik, Ronald McNair, Ellison Onizuka, Gregory Jarvis, and Christa McAuliffe.

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Hell Spawn is alive! ALIVE!

So, Hell Spawn, the latest in Catholic horror, is live.   In paperback, hardcover, and yes, ebook. This has been one of the most interesting experiences of my writing career. In large part because this one started with a publisher … Continue reading

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TV Review: New Amsterdam

This is an odd one.New Amsterdam the show is about a hospital of the same name. It’s a rebranded Bellevue, the state run hospital in New York, made famous mostly by locking in felonious nutcases. In the case of this series, … Continue reading

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TV Review: Magnum, PI

Standard “Social Justice Warrior” (where they’re anti-social, don’t believe in justice, and will sooner stab you in the back ASAP) tactics involve finding a beloved institution, gutting it of what made it great, and wearing its skin like a suit … Continue reading

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Review: Making Peace

I’ve been following Adam Lane Smith on Twitter for a while now. A few months ago, he asked me to look over his (first) novel of Making Peace. The review was held off due to the fact that my Kindle died. But, … Continue reading

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Vampires in Legend, Folklore, and Fiction, DragonCon 2018

So, this panel was described as follows Description: Long a staple of urban fantasy, vampires first appear in folklore, often unrecognizable from the versions contemporary readers and viewers are familiar with. Our panel explores how those early stories have influenced … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Looking at Classic Fantasy from the Viewpoint of Today, DragonCon 2018

You will note that I have embedded this video twice in the same post. That is not a mistake. The audio and video quality is variable at different points on each video. So, I thought I should give you an … Continue reading

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DragonCon: Meet the Authors, Dragon Awards

This took forever to get up. Mainly because I wanted to see if anyone posted something with better audio.   Then again, I listened to it and discovered, nope, you can hear most of them. Description: Listen to the nominees … Continue reading

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LOVE AT FIRST BITE SALE, FOUR BOOKS, $10

So, just to make things clear, starting from 12AM (PDT) Wed Oct 24, through 11PM (PDT) Sun Oct 28th, the complete Love at First Bite series will be on sale.The entire series will be only $10. If you’d like, the … Continue reading

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Creating a Demon

Going through the the outline for the Catholic Horror novel Hell Spawn… I didn’t know I was going to be writing a horror novel. I figured it was going to be a bit of a tossup between Urban Fantasy meets a … Continue reading

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Hell Spawn is coming

My novel Hell Spawn is going to be the first in the series of a cop with saintly powers. It features a “Saint” Cop versus a possessed serial killer. And it’s gonna be awesome. And oh, by the way, there’s … Continue reading

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A Look at the #CaptainMarvel Trailer

Oh look, the trailer is out for the upcoming Marvel film…. For the record, Miss Marvel, which was Carol Danvers’ first of many identities, was a six-foot blonde who got her powers through less than conventional means… even for the … Continue reading

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Dragon (Award) Fire

The Dragon Awards Please remember, everything eligible for nomination is first published between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018. You can the click the above photo in order to start voting. Technically, I’ve got a single book that is … Continue reading

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Writing “Death March of Cambreadth” for Mars

When Superversive announced the Planetary Anthology, you’d have to figure that Mars was right up my alley.I’ve only broken, destroyed, trashed, and blown up any number of vehicles, places and people that I take one look at John Wick and see … Continue reading

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Signal Boost: Mars

  Welcome to book 3 of the Planetary Anthologies: Mars. Three down, 8 more to go. Mars, the red planet and our closest neighbor. It has haunted our imaginations for centuries, inspiring tales of heroic deeds and courage. . Mars … Continue reading

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