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Bayani Part 9

They smelled the burning before they saw the smoke. In the ash was the sweet scent of cooked meat, and a blacker undertone of charred flesh. “No,” Bayani whispered. “No.” Alejandro gripped his shoulder. “Steady, boy.” “Maestro, we must…” He swallowed. “We must find out what happened.” Alejandro nodded, the ghost of a smile playing […]

Bayani Part 8

The Maestro led the way, and Bayani followed. The conquistadores, mounted on their horses, tried to keep up. But the jungle was a poor environment for horses, and the Hesperians had to lead their mounts through the trees on foot. Alejandro retraced his footsteps, stopping occasionally to look for sign. Bayani was nervous; as night […]

Bayani Part 5

None of his tribesmen were killed. But four were wounded, one severely so. That one had taken a deep slash across the leg, through skin and fat and muscle, exposing white bone. Two of the less-wounded were binding his wound with a white herb-impregnated cloth, rapidly soaked through with blood. Alejandro knelt next to the […]

A Believer in Babylon

How do you write a Christian in a world without Christ? In the world of Babylon Blues, the New Gods systematically destroyed or subverted all competing institutions that could oppose them, including the old religions. They stole the mantles of the old faiths and undermined them, through a combination of cultural warfare and public demonstrations of […]

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 […]

BABYLON BLUES IS FUNDED!

My upcoming cyberpunk horror work BABYLON BLUES is fully funded on Kickstarter! I’m incredibly grateful for the support of my backers, friends and family. Without them, this project would not have gone so far in such a short time. With that said, the campaign still has some time left on the clock. I’d like to […]

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