Finally! #BladeRunner2049 Trailer

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been … Continue reading Finally! #BladeRunner2049 Trailer

Babylon’s Song Nominated for Sir Julius Vogel Award!

Well, dearest readers, I have a grin on my face that won't go away. I received an email this week from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand (SFFANZ) informing me that "Babylon's Song" has been nominated for the Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Novella. If you recall, three of my stories … Continue reading Babylon’s Song Nominated for Sir Julius Vogel Award!

ARMISTICE: The Great and Awesome Cover Reveal

This week Kōsa Press reveals the cover for the third installment of collected stories in the Inlari universe. Armistice features snapshots of life in this shared universe, from the very beginning to a century and a half after first contact. I have six stories in this anthology. Arthur Haas painted the cover and he did a stellar job. Check … Continue reading ARMISTICE: The Great and Awesome Cover Reveal

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 – Full “Teaser” Trailer

They call it a teaser trailer but at a little over two minutes it shows a lot and my take is the movie looks awesome. I can't wait to see it. As far as the plot synopsis go, the gang is back fighting cosmic evil and Star-Lord apparently discovers that his father is Ego, the … Continue reading Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 – Full “Teaser” Trailer

#Art of Fantasy 92: Bruce Pennington (Legends)

A lot has happened this past weekend which contributed to this week's post being late. I'll talk a little about that in a separate post. This week I'm featuring Bruce Pennington. His first cover illustration appeared in 1967 for the New English Library 1970 paperback edition of Robert Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land. During the … Continue reading #Art of Fantasy 92: Bruce Pennington (Legends)

Who was Sir Julius Vogel?

A couple of months ago I mentioned that my three stories in These Broken Worlds received a nomination for a Sir Julius Vogel Award. For those who don't know, The Sir Julius Vogel Awards are held each year at the New Zealand National Science Fiction Convention to celebrate and recognize achievement in New Zealand science fiction, fantasy, horror, and science fiction fandom. Alas, I never … Continue reading Who was Sir Julius Vogel?

Writing Babylon’s Song

One of the reasons why Interspecies is so special to me, and specifically my novella "Babylon's Song," is that this is the first time I've ever written a female protagonist where I looked past the femaleness and focused solely on the character's mental and emotional development. This tale, heart-wrenching at times, explores heartache, determination, hope, … Continue reading Writing Babylon’s Song