The BLOG — Musings & Announcements

Reflections on Anything and Everything

Writings on politics, history, art, music, economics, culture, travel, science, engineering, and anything else that happens to interest me at the time. Look here, also, for announcements on my stories, books, and writing projects. I know that’s counterintuitive—shouldn’t that be in the WLOG?—but no. The WLOG is only for writing about writing, in the most abstract way, as well as for the Generous Readings.

Reading No. 1—Carrie Vaughn & Laurence MacNaughton

Reading No. 1—Carrie Vaughn & Laurence MacNaughton

The inaugural installment of Denver’s Science Fiction and Fantasy Reading Series was a resounding success, bringing a great crowd to Denver’s own BookBar. New York Times bestselling author Carrie Vaughn read from her newest novel, Bannerless, and Laurence MacNaughton read from his outrageously funny A Kiss Before Doomsday.

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Recommend What’s Good, Never Mind the Stars

Recommend What’s Good, Never Mind the Stars

How is it one of the greatest science-fiction novels of the twentieth century earns the same rating as a badly informed masturbation fantasy filled with dangerous BDSM advice? Let’s find out, and then do something about it. Recommend worthy books, and be wary of the five-star rating system.

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Reader Bias, Analysis, and the Lie of Five Stars

Reader Bias, Analysis, and the Lie of Five Stars

A Culture of Bias Today, we have a culture of bias, one which celebrates our irrationalities rather than seeking to minimize them. This culture infects our politics, relationships, and economy—all negatively—not just in the United States but around the...

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New Project: The Mirrorists

New Project: The Mirrorists

The Mirrorists is a series of interconnected stories, my current work-in-progress. These last few months have seen the release of Minuscule Truths, my second collection of short fiction, along with revised editions of Delicate Ministrations and Requies Dawn. That's...

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