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Epic Mundanity

A farm boy from Bhutan finds out he is, in fact, the lost son of Steve Jobs. Aided by a wise old software engineer, he must master programming and take control of Apple before the world is doomed to unending lament under … Continue reading

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Biotic Zones of Junction (fauna)

You may not have noticed the new entry in the “stories” section of the menu. So here’s the official page of my next sci-fi novel, Junction. The following are some of my notes for the project (previously called “Router”) published … Continue reading

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The Casting of the Rings

Work continues on my research for Charming Lies with some information about the spring holiday that marks the first scene of the book. Lazarus’ day (Lazarovden) is the Saturday before Easter, and its festivities consist of girls (Lazarki) dressing up … Continue reading

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The Evil Eye

Uroki (from Bulgarian Uroki (plural-only noun) Colloquial. According to folk beliefs. The evil eye, trouble that derives from the praise or regard of someone with the evil eye. May you not catch uroki (an expression uttered after praise). Uroch (from … Continue reading

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The Biotic Zones of Junction (flora)

You may not have noticed the new entry in the “stories” section of the menu. So here’s the official page of my next sci-fi novel, Junction. The following are some of my notes for the project (previously called “Router”) published … Continue reading

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88 Implementation Costs with Lars Doucet and James Cavin

We’re back talking with Lars Doucet and James Cavin, the owner and the head writer of Level Up Labs, creators of Defender’s Quest and Defender’s Quest II. We’re talking about telling story with games. I have an idea, but it’s going to take a month of … Continue reading

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Malignant artifact disposal

It’s a haunted mirror. Tried smashing it? It made me think I smashed it, but I killed my sister instead. Ouch, man. Should have come to us first. So this things psychic powers, do they work on film? Yeah, I … Continue reading

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The Ballad of Prince Marko and Maid Magdalena

Research a great thing, especially when it involves your wife’s grandmothers. My historical fantasy, Charming Lies, needed a Bulgarian folk-song for an important scene, and what better song than the one sung by Pavlina’s great grandmother during the wheat harvest? … Continue reading

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Interstellar Empire

“Alexander cried when he heard Anaxarchus talk about the infinite number of worlds in the universe…’There are so many worlds, and I have not yet conquered even one.’” —Plutarch’s”On Contentment of the Mind” Happy New Year and welcome back to … Continue reading

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Petrolea chapter 1

This is a sample of my novella PETROLEA. For the moment, it’s still open to critiquers, so comment or tell me if you want to read the rough draft. ~~~ Chapter 1   It was raining gasoline. Victor Toledo had his wipers on, but he … Continue reading

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