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How a videogame (Overwatch) teaches us how to fix capitalism…

I’ve been thinking about how game worlds are these socialist utopias, where all players start out equal, and social engineers continually tinker with the rules to produce the desired outcome. Maximum fun, for the maximum number.   You get the same

Posted in Reinventing Science Fiction, Ugly Partisan Politics

The Seduction of Reason: Conspiracies both Real and Imagined

The most seductive aspect of the conspiracy theory is that once freed from the bonds of available, impeccable information sources, you are free to build logic chains that lead, literally, from anything to anything else you want to believe in.

Posted in Conspiracy Theory

Conspiracy theories, upper and lower case style, and no, there was no second shooter in Las Vegas

To some of my beloved and funky friends; I think you are being played by the fake news makers. There’s no clear reason to make up the Vegas shooter story. None. We’re all shell shocked by Trump and North Korea

Posted in Conspiracy Theory, Ugly Partisan Politics

Read me for Free in Kindle Unlimited… for a limited time. I think.

So I have three short story collections now in Kindle Unlimited. Well. One collection is a single story I’m trying to make perma-free, and it included in the other collection, so, I have two short story collections in KU. There

Posted in Uncategorized

I’m wide! Bad Gurus available at Google Play!

  So Bad Gurus is now for sale for 5.99 at Google Play for all your android type devices!

Posted in My Publications

The Conversation We Never Had

A man in a red t-shirt sits watching TV alone in his condominium drinking a can of beer. He has recently quit smoking and feels like shit. He is wearing three nicotine patches. He has had a bad day at

Posted in Free Fiction, Ugly Partisan Politics

My new collection Bad Gurus, is available for pre-order, shipping September 1!

This is the link to the ebook preorder page. The book will be discounted in pre-order by a buck, so it’s only 4.99 for a novel length collection of stories from the top magazines in the SF field, Asimov’s, F&SF,

Posted in Making a Writing Life, My Publications

Little Boy Blue and the Man in the Moon

So I had these kids (to be honest, my wife had them, I watched) eighteen years ago and after taking care of them, doing long stints as the primary caregiver, I eventually graduated to the status of medical and after

Posted in Self Indulgent Mémoire, Uncategorized

When Do We Punch the Nazi?

“It’s never right. Violence is never the answer,” my wife said. “But what if—” “Never, ever, ever ever—” “But what if—” “NEVER, NEVER, NEVER—” “OKAY! I get it! I get it.” My wife is breathing heavily through flared nostrils. I

Posted in Climate Change, Ugly Partisan Politics

Fascism isn’t the Future; The Future will be Shiny and Weird

So I know it’s hard. The president obstructed justice, or maybe he’s just too stupid to be president, or both, is what we got out of the Comey hearings. The congressional GOP won’t care until their base starts threatening second

Posted in Self Indulgent Mémoire, Ugly Partisan Politics