38: Eutopia and Ultron

Luke and Shiri explore the depths of Lovecraftian Americana and are disappointed by the results vis a vis David Nickle’s: Eutopia: A Novel of Terrible Optimism.  Next, we face down the juggernaut that is Avengers: Age of Ultron.  We end, as always, with the Grrrrrr and the Arrrrrrrgh. Check out this episode! ... more


Friday!  May 8th! Three days from now!  E-book and print! HERO HANDLERS RELEASE DAY EVENT! Last day of METAvivor fundraiser (ALL ROYALTIES, e-book and print THROUGH RELEASE DAY.  I will continue to donate 5%/year thereafter)! Trivia!  Giveaways! FUN FOR ALL! Lots of exclamation points!!!!!!!!!! If you just can’t wait, all three Hero Handlers: Origins stories are available for FREE (under ... more

37: The Sequel Episode!

Episode 37: The Sequel Episode!  Luke and Shiri talk about the morning… er… version after in the forms of Kameron Hurley’s Infidel (Book 2 of the Bel Dame Apocrypha and follow up to the recently podcasted upon God’s War) and Despicable Me 2 (yep, we’re boldly going into the world of animation for the first ... more

Break Time…

2015-05-04 13.06.05
Hey, kids.  You may notice a lack of blog posts this week.  Just a brief hiatus because work schedule, family time, Grodd, book release (not too late to pre-order the e-book of Hero Handlers.  ALL ROYALTIES from the pre-order period are still going to METAvivor.org AND the fundraiser has been extended through release day for ... more

Customer Profile: The Rage Bees

image via isciencetimes.com
You think it’s bad when women go to the bathroom in groups?  At least they don’t terrify other occupants enough the later use the bushes behind the compost pile thereafter. The rage bees aren’t really rage-y, at least as far as we can tell.  Unless you piss them off.  They seem to find bug bombing ... more

The Self-Promotion Thing

Ah, yes.  The Silent but Deadly of the Indie Author’s existence. If you want to sell books, it must be done, but the line between “marketing” and “annoying/driving others to distraction” is a thin one. One easy to sprawl over in exultation or desperation or, in rare but highly punch-worthy cases, ego. I suck at self-promotion. ... more