In 2019, I started a long-term project called “Future Climates,” which is a series of short stories inspired by geoengineering. These are grand-scale technologies proposed to roll back or block the effects of climate change. … More Three amazing technologies that could fix climate change
One of the great moments of film comedy occurs early in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the 1975 British parody of the Arthurian legends. … More My love-hate relationship with Monty Python and the Holy Grail
In the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, a scenario came to pass straight from a science fiction writing prompt. The air above the industrial city of Wuhan, China, the first epicenter of the global outbreak, emptied of pollution. … More How to write about climate change in a time of coronavirus and racism
The coronavirus pandemic has upset nearly every person’s life, but nothing really has changed on the longer-term threat to humanity, climate change. As a writer, I’ve specialized in putting climate change themes in my fiction, but I haven’t touched the pandemic, at least not yet. … More Writers, here’s a chance to publish your pandemic climate fiction
I promised my lovely wife Edith that I’d help her promote her new Airbnb listing in Seattle. We’re calling it the Classic Seattle Neighborhood Apartment. … More Off-topic: My wife has opened an Airbnb in Seattle
It’s exciting when you get two pieces of great news in the same week. … More A new short story is published; another award from a prestigious contest
I’ve just received my copy of the latest anthology to include one of my short stories. … More Wow! My second sci-fi anthology this month
Two-Hour Transport is a new anthology of science fiction, fantasy, and horror by Seattle-area authors. … More I’ve been published in a new sci-fi anthology
I’m thrilled to participate in the first Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America reading series of 2019 in Seattle and Portland. … More Come to my free readings in Seattle and Portland
I’m thrilled to report what I consider to be one of my best successes on the writing contest circuit. My short story, The Pupfish of Miracle Spring, made the short list of ten finalists in The End of Our World contest, managed by Aftermath Magazine, which is based in The Netherlands. The contest drew more … More One of my stories makes a contest’s short list in a field of 1,400
A new sub-genre of science fiction—climate fiction—has taken hold. Read these 14 lesser-known climate fiction novels and anthologies. … More Read these 14 lesser-known climate fiction novels and anthologies
I was thrilled to work with podcasters Ben Franke and Marie Kammerer-Franke on two episodes of their epic Indie Beginning podcast, which features independent authors, such as myself. They recently published two podcasts related to my work. The first podcast was a reading of chapter one of Carbon Run, the first full-length novel in my … More Download the podcast of Carbon Run, chapter one
One of my stories is published in the new anthology, After the Orange: Ruin and Recovery. … More One my stories is in a new anthology, After the Orange, about a post-Trump world.
Robot fed Dr. Smith lines that set up the most creative insults ever hurled at a computer. … More Why I miss the old Dr. Smith and Robot in the Netflix Lost In Space reboot.
My climate fiction novel Restoration is now available for download! … More Restoration is now available for you to enjoy!
City of Ice and Dreams, the third book in the Tales From A Warming Planet climate fiction series, is now available on Amazon in print and Kindle, Kobo, Nook, and for your iPad. … More City of Ice and Dreams is released! Download now.
President Trump did not repeal the Affordable Care Act. … More Know your rights! Sign up now to check your eligibility for health insurance help
If you want to understand the Chinese mind, read its science fiction. … More You’d better start reading Chinese science fiction right now
Carbon Run, the first full-length novel in my climate fiction series Tales From A Warming Planet, is now available for purchase as an ebook or a print book. … More It’s here! Carbon Run is now available in digital and in print.
The Mother Earth Insurgency, the first story in my climate fiction series Tales From A Warming Planet, is now on sale. … More At last! The Mother Earth Insurgency is available for download!