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The Mermaid Invasion

So I was talking to Tex Thompson about the Fishmen of her ONE NIGHT IN SIXES and I gots to thinking about oceanic sophonts. Would they have something like cities? Floating conglomerations of driftwood? Those would still be pretty mobile, especially with sails. So … Continue reading

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Fighting words and Bulgaria’s history

NOTE: to read Cyrillic words in Latin letter, just hover the mouse over them. Given its location, it’s not surprising that Bulgaria has a long and colorful history, and that history is mostly colored bloody, dripping red. I’m talking war, … Continue reading

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73 Murder and Mystery with Beth Cato

This week I’m talking with Beth Cato, author of The Clockwork Dagger, about her book (out now) as well as… The capital-W Worldtree The Healer Final Fantasy II  It’s easy to progress the plot by killing someone. Parable of the Sower and empathy … Continue reading

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Fighting Fires

Inspired by the Lolo Complex forest fire of last year, which literally took place on the other side of the hills from my parents’ house (they were fine). ~~~ I knew what to expect when the cops got to my house. The … Continue reading

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71 Multiculturalism with Steve Bein

  Daughter of the Sword! Yes, I know that’s the first book of Steve Bein’s Fated Blades series and this is the second podcast I did with him. The second one is Year of the Demon and it’s now available … Continue reading

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Preternatural California

Whenever Anglos think of mythology, seems to me, they think of European mythology. Pick up a book and go to a movie theater and what do you see? Vampires, werewolves, angels. Well,  this isn’t Transylvania or the Black Forest or the … Continue reading

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The Global Scifi Market

  When I went to Loncon3, My First Conference Ever, I took along a notebook. On the first page… I got to meet Adrian Tchaikovsky, author of SHADOWS OF THE APT while waiting to get into the Dougal Dixon kaffeeklatsch. Then I talked with singer-songwriter Tim Griffin about (of all things) … Continue reading

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70 Buddhist Philosophy with Steve Bein

Welcome back to the Kingdoms of Evil podcast! This week I’m talking to Steve Bein, philosopher, martial artist, adventurer, and author of the Fated Blades series. Of which the second book, Year of the Demon, is newly available in paperback. We … Continue reading

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New Frontiers is done!

87K words. Jan2013-Aug2014. NEW FRONTIERS is done. I sent the final draft to Jennie Goloboy to shop to publishers. Thanks to everyone who helped and supported this project, including Melissa Walshe, Tex Thompson, Simon Roy, Ben Poulsen, Michael Silva, Christine … Continue reading

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The Unseen Colonized

When the colonizers came, the natives tried to fight. When they lost, they fled. And when the colonizers pursued, the natives fled further. They opened the holes between dreams and moved into the unseen world. The dreams tried to fight, and lost, and fled … Continue reading

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