Short story sale announcement: my contemporary fantasy noir “Memories of Fire” has sold to Translunar Travelers Lounge! It will appear in their issue #4 (February 2021).
The way Enoch remembers it, he’s been defending humankind from supernatural threats for thousands of years. God may have gone quiet, but his edicts still hold. When Enoch’s mortal handler brings him to Tripoli in the wake of Qaddafi’s downfall, he faces the one thing that could break the unending chain of his service: another fallen star like himself, free from the tyrants of Heaven and Earth.
Inspired by the mythology of Jewish apocrypha, especially 1 Enoch.
I don’t care if it’s Tuesday! Linear time bends to my whim, and we have a NeuroThursday on the ubiquitous “motion aftereffect” illusion, and the cellular properties that cause it!
Happy Hanukkah everyone! Whatever your holiday of choice, may it be full of books and cheer!
This is the first story I sold, submitted back on New Years’ Eve of 2013. From the shaky internet connection of an AirBnB cabin in Arizona, if memory serves. Excited to see it hit print at last!
The author bio is a bit out of date now, but not too badly. I’m sure any stalkers can track down my move from central to eastern Missouri!
Stay tuned for Fictionvale Episode 6’s release at the end of this week…
So my wife and I were walking through Boston yesterday, searching for Vietnamese sandwiches and some piece of public art we’d read about, and—
ALL HAIL THE GLOW CLOUDALL HAIL THE GLOW CLOUD
One of my college friends wrote the following about Leonard Nimoy’s death, and I wanted to save and share it here:
Today we’ve lost one of the quintessential icons of contemporary drama and of American Jewry.
You can use a fairy tale to start a conversation about our responsibilities to our fellow human beings. You can be beloved by those from another culture—another planet, another species—without sloughing off your own. And you can change that alien culture to value you and yours just a little bit more.
To boldly teach us that was his 83-year mission. He lived long, and we all prospered.
I now have a twitter feed! Not that there’s anything of interest on there yet, but I’ll give this thing a whirl. Once upon a time I tried it for my professional science life, and gave that up straightaway due to a lack of interesting science to say (or read) in 140-character chunks. I’ll watch and learn and hopefully find more things to chirp about on this side of my life?
Welcome to my bare-bones website! There’s only a little bit to see thus far; the links at the top of the page should work, but that’s about it.