Fiction

Updated Call for Submissions: Pulp on Pulp

Misha Burnett and I are working on a free collection of essays for writers. Titled Pulp on Pulp, this collection offers practical advice on creating fun, fast-paced fiction. This collection is aimed specifically at writers who want to create pulp-style fiction, though writers from other genres may learn something new from this collection. This project […]

Marcus Wynne’s THE REVENGERS

Rob the corrupt. Then kill them. Evil lurks in the streets of Minneapolis. Where the police can’t or won’t act, retired US Marines Salt and Raul Sanchez take justice into their hands. Hybrid vigilante-hitmen, they stalk their prey, rob them blind, and finish them. Permanently. Book 1, SALT, introduces readers to the world of Revengers. […]

Where War and Politics Converge

War is a continuation of politics by other means. And in the world of Singularity Sunrise, politics is war by other means. The Singularity promises infinite rewards to any nation that first achieves it. Governments and megacorps are locked in a struggle to decide the fate of humanity. Every actor plays for the highest stakes; […]

The Singularity is Coming!

The Singularity is coming. A future of unfathomable technological progress awaits. But will it be a future of freedom and abundance? Or a future ruled by tyrants and cold machines? SINGULARITY SUNRISE is a post-cyberpunk espionage thriller series, coming soon on IndieGoGo. Psychic spies, elite mercenaries, killer robots, megacorps, and an AI in search of […]

Bayani Part 1

In steel they saw the truth. For now, wooden sticks were a reasonable approximation. CRACK-CRACK-CRACK. Bayani jumped back, raising his baston to the guard. Rizal retreated too. Behind Rizal, Bayani saw a shadowed figure nod. A sheathed sword hung from the man’s loincloth. That had to be Maestro Alejandro. In the Circle, he was the […]

The New Gods of Babylon

When you think hard about it, the traditional cyberpunk trope of megacorporations literally ruling the world doesn’t make any sense. A megacorp is a massive private corporation, holding monopolistic or neat-monopolistic control over multiple markets. Megacorps are so powerful they can ignore the law, maintain private armies to enforce their will, and exercise extreme control […]

The Blades of Babylon

Swords are cool. That alone would be enough reason to include swords in fiction. And you can’t have a street samurai without a sword. But my preferred aesthetic, that of the military technothriller, demands greater justification than just ‘cool’. And for good reason: soldiers must justify every piece of gear they carry on a mission. […]

Sneak Preview of BABYLON BLUES Remastered!

What goes into a remastered story? A lot of work, unsurprisingly enough. BABYLON BLUES was originally conceived and written as a series of interconnected webserials. The concepts were sound, the characters were intriguing, the tech and world resonated with me and my readers, the stories were compelling — but they suffered from a lack of […]

Babylon Blues Part 14

Beyond Truth and Lies Deep in the desert at the heart of Nova Babylonia, sited at the furthest point from every inhabited city and settlement in the country, surrounded by sun-scorched dunes and barren mesas as far as the eye could see, there stood a curious structure. It was a cube. A black, gleaming cube, […]

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