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Transportation – an essay

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America blog bought one of my essays. It’s about trauma and fiction, and what they’re for. Transportation by Daniel M. Bensen Trigger warnings: cancer, hospitals I had cancer. Don’t worry. I just got … Continue reading

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Junction is on sale!

From the 16th to the 18th (Fri-Sun), Junction ebooks will be on sale. Check them out.

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Facebook Live: Orbital Biome

Here’s something new. Watch me experiment with Facebook Live! Thrill as I make hand-wavy explanations of aliens and try to make my finger work. What do you think? Should I make more of these?

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Interchange Alpha is done!

Back in the middle of December, I got a call from my agent, saying Flametree was interested in a sequel to Junction. Could I do it? I said yes of course, and I spent the rest of the month arranging … Continue reading

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The Sequel to Junction

Here I am in lovely (if muggy) southwestern Bulgaria and ОХ, БОЖЕ do I have some news for you! Remember Junction? I’ve just signed the contract for the sequel: INTERCHANGE. Thank you Don and Jennie! Thank you to everyone who … Continue reading

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Podcast Interview: Time for Cakes and Ale

Hey check this out. I had a great time at Eastercon and you can get a taste of that right here. Thanks, Becks and Eeson!

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Wealthgiver alpha finished!

So I did it. I successfully used Terry Pratchett’s “scaffolding story” process. I talked about ideas with my wife, I got my hands dirty with worldbuilding, I meditated, I turned on my playlist full of Ramstein, Panic! at the Disco, … Continue reading

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Specbio Questions?

Turns out I’m moderating a panel at Eastercon next week! It’s called “Creating Fantastic Biologies” “If you want to make realistic SF aliens, or realistic fantasy species, where do you start? Our panel discuss how to create fantastic biologies and … Continue reading

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Eastercon Schedule

I’ll be on two panels at @ytterbiumcon : Creating Fantastic Biologies (with @aptshadow – have you read Redemption’s Blade? Do it.) Apr 20 7-8pm in Johnson. Mental Health: Fiction Versus Reality Apr 21 4:30-5:30pm in Earhart And I’ll be wandering, … Continue reading

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Wealthgiver

So, I’m starting a new book… The Thracians were an ancient people who lived in various places on the Balkans north of Greece, and spoke a language that was (maybe) distantly related to Greek and Albanian. They were Christianized in … Continue reading

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