Free Falling

I just realized it’s been well over a month since my last blog post. Since the past few posts have either been about my RPG or politics, I thought I’d surprise everyone with a blog talking about someone else’s work for a change. So let me introduce you to Free Fall. Free Fall is a … More Free Falling

“The Future’s So Bright, I’ve Got To Wear Shades.”

When you think about it, this image is every Green’s nightmare… I mean come on: endless wheat fields, no sign of untouched nature? A techno-utopia city obviously powered by something other than wind and sun? Sorry. I just finished watching Tomorrowland, and the movie has left me a bit snarky. Not that it wasn’t good–it … More “The Future’s So Bright, I’ve Got To Wear Shades.”

Getting Big Ideas

I’ve been a Terry Pratchett fan since high school and The Color of Magic. The scene where Death offers Rincewind a fast horse so he can make it to their scheduled meeting, will forever remain one of fantasy-humor’s Great Moments, and Pratchett’s wit only got sharper over the years. Unfortunately, to some degree, Terry Pratchett … More Getting Big Ideas

Wearing a Red Shirt

Riddle: Kirk, Spock, and McCoy beam down to a planet. Who dies before the commercial break? Answer: The red-shirted security guard standing behind them. Welcome to the life of redshirts. I didn’t expect to review another book so quickly after Down the Mysterly River, but then I found Redshirts. Have you ever finished a book … More Wearing a Red Shirt

Cosmic Questions

Almost a couple of months ago now, I promised to talk more about world-building and superheroes–how I arrived at the Post-Event setting Wearing the Cape takes place in. So let’s talk about comic-book history and choices. Where do superpowers come from? In the golden age of superhero comics, the answer was easy: anywhere. You could … More Cosmic Questions

In which Captain Kirk is the very model of a modern major general.

And now to sink for all time my reputation as a serious literary intellect. In my college days I couldn’t get enough of Star Trek–specifically Star Trek novels, and Penguin Books was cooperating by pumping out a title or three per quarter. Needless to say, quality varied, and “good” can certainly be a matter of … More In which Captain Kirk is the very model of a modern major general.

It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine…)

David Palmer sucks. Why? Because back in 1984 he came out of nowhere with Emergence, possibly the best First Novel ever, followed it with a second novel (Threshold, almost as good), then disappeared from the face of the earth. Well-meaning people mistakenly wrote obituaries. Decades later, just the rumor that a sequel to the story … More It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine…)