Year: 2021

The Untapped Potential of Cultivation Fiction

Wuxia. Xianxia. Cultivation fiction. Some of the hottest indie fiction genres in the market today, inspired by Chinese folklore, web novels, movies and television. Strip away the Eastern-esque aesthetics, and what you get is the quintessential power fantasy. Take a protagonist. He is a commoner, a hero chosen by destiny, or someone cursed with the […]

Hellish Quart Early Access Review

“It is easy to kill someone with a slash of the sword. It is hard to be impossible for others to cut down.” Yagyu Munenori Hollywood, games and fiction gets fencing wrong. Protracted clash of blades. Wild telegraphed flailing and awkward cuts. Casually absorbing lethal attacks, or powering through guard positions. Ridiculous speeds. Most of […]

THE SINGULARITY WAR is live!

The Singularity will not be civilized! Two AIs struggle for supremacy. Eden, the ghost in a decentralized global supercomputer network, sworn to empower and liberate its users. Zhi Zun, the electronic emperor of China, with the power of life and death over a billion subjects. At stake is the future of humanity: a future of […]

Chasing Tropes

People enjoy the exotic, but not too exotic. People enjoy the familiar, but not too familiar. Reconciling these twin desires is the overriding concern of the modern-day fiction writer. A story where everything is formulaic, from characters to plots to setting, is predictable and boring. A story where everything is exotic and unfamiliar is disorienting, […]

A Pulp Perspective on Urban Fantasy

What is urban fantasy? A fantasy story set in a city. A simple definition. With that, you could have a story of jinni and magi in late 19th century Istanbul, an occult detective solving supernatural crimes in 1920s New York, a half-elf mercenary working a corporate contract against a clan of dragons in the Hong […]

Singularity Sunrise 4: American Heirs is live!

The Dream of the Singularity is Under Fire! Exhausted by war, James Morgan has retreated to Japan. But when Eden, the world’s first sapient artificial intelligence, is threatened by unknown assailants, he reluctantly returns to service. Across the former United States, an unholy alliance of hackers, terrorists and mercenaries strike relentlessly at Eden’s infrastructure, reputation […]

The Singularity War Cover Reveal!

The cover of the final instalment of Singularity Sunrise, THE SINGULARITY WAR, is ready! Eden, the ghost that inhabits a decentralized supercomputer network, must grapple with Zhi Zun, the machine intelligence that rules China with an iron fist. At stake is the future of humanity: a future of unimaginable change, or a future of eternal […]

Prepare for the Crazy Years Ahead

The fix is in. Donald Trump has been forced out of office through election fraud. The Republicans have abandoned Trump, the one man who injected life, vitality and hope into the party. Joe Biden has taken the Oval Office. The Democrats control every arm of the Federal government. Big Tech is cracking down on everyone […]

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