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Two sketches

Two sketches for two beta-readers of The Goose’s Wing, Eric Scott Fischl and Victor Dimitrov. Thanks, guys! The first (for Victor) is a Petrolean dragon, looking a bit more majestic and less moist than I depict them in the novella. The second (for Eric) is … Continue reading

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Petrolea’s on Amazon!

Yay! And it has (if I’m not mistaken) my novella’s first review: What could be better than dragons? Or aliens? Or giant robots? How about giant alien robo-dragons! An entire ecosystem of mechanical monsters has evolved from ancient self-replicating robots … Continue reading

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Robot Dragons in the Mail

Guess what came in the mail today? I’m a Real Author! I have A Book! (you can also have a book) Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32701981-petrolea Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/672552 The Publisher’s website http://store.albanlake.com/product/petrolea/

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A ship game for Petrolea

(Petrolea is my novella about environmental conservation and robot dragons) Who comes up with cheesy pick up lines? Victor. He has a macro for them. Who rearranges the bookshelf in alphabetical order? Neither. Victor keeps his trashy magical realism love … Continue reading

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90 Dragons! with Dan Koboldt and Tex Thompson

  Last year I talked with Tex Thompson and Dan Koboldt about dragons. Now, in celebration of the publication of PETROLEA, my novella about dragons, here’s that podcast again 😉 Dan Koboldt’s in-the-works short story which he describes as Jurassic Park meets the Build-a-Bear Workshop … Continue reading

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89 Authorial self-Indulgence with Tex Thompson and Daniel Koboldt

Last year I talked with fellow novelists Tex Thompson and Dan Koboldt about going off the rails in writing and getting too involved with world-building. Now I’m dusting off that conversation in celebration of the publication of my deisle-punk dragon novella PETROLEA, … Continue reading

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99 Speculative Philosophy with Eric Schwitzgebel

  A year ago I talked with Eric Schwitzgebel about his new story Momentary Sage, his Philosophers’ Science Fiction / Speculative Fiction Recommendations, and the next moral frontier. Now it’s time to dust off that conversation in celebration of the publication of my novella PETROLEA! What’s this about … Continue reading

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Petrolea is out!

My diesel-punk dragon novella Petrolea is available from Alban Lake Publishing in both paper and ebook form. This is a big step: the first paid book-shaped thing that was all mine and no-one else’s. I’m over the (murky, mechanoid-infested) moon … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of a Dragon

As predators of feral von Neumann robots, the feeding apparatus of the Petrolean Dragon must be robust and flexible. When in flight, protective plates interlock to create an aerodynamic profile and protect the delicate sensors. When hunting, these sensors are … Continue reading

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Petrolea chapter 1

It was raining gasoline. Victor Toledo had his wipers on, but the little squeegee didn’t do much except smear the petrochemicals over the visor of his environment suit.   Visibility: 3 meters Outside temperature: -180 C Suit batteries: full O2 … Continue reading

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