Pre-order “Heroes!”

August 27, 2014

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Originally posted on A Futurist's Observations:
Silence in the Library Publishing has issued pre-order details for Heroes!, the superhero anthology book that will contain one of my short stories, The Never-Ending Battle. My story will be among many short stories from a notable list of authors, including the late Aaron Allston, Michael A. Stackpole,…

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It’s Murder … in Space. THE FREEZER by Timothy S. Johnston

August 25, 2014

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Originally posted on Contact – Infinite Futures:
Why Set a Murder Mystery on Europa?  or … What Really is the Most Dangerous Life-Form in the Solar System? Timothy S. Johnston In The Furnace, my claustrophobic murder mystery that took place at a power-generating station in close orbit around the sun, I forced protagonist Kyle Tanner into…

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Amazon’s fan-fiction portal Kindle Worlds is a bust for fans, and for writers too

August 20, 2014

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Originally posted on Gigaom:
It sounded like a good idea: fans of cultural figures like Kurt Vonnegut and G.I. Joe get permission to use their favorite characters to create new stories under the umbrella of Amazon, and everyone gets a cut of the profits. So how it did turn out? So far the results of the project, known as…

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Game review – Tokaido

August 18, 2014

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It’s no secret that I LOVE Japan. All things Japanese, from sushi to anime to continually trying to learn the language. So when I tripped across Tokaido, a board game simulating a walk along an ancient road in Japan, I leapt on it. The first thing that caught my eye was the fantastic board art […]

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IN THE BLACK giveaway! (and, what does a Mercy ship captain do on her birthday…)

August 13, 2014

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I’m over at My World today to help celebrate their anniversary and wrote a little ditty about how Sam Keller, the Captain of the Bonnie Belle, celebrates her birthday while in deep space. There’s a giveaway over there for one copy of IN THE BLACK – drop on over, say hello and check out the […]

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Meet My Character Meme!

August 11, 2014

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I was tagged by the lovely Veronica Scott for this meme – so here it is! Please swing on by to say hello to Veronica (and read some darned cool articles!) at her website! MEET MY CHARACTER Meme: 1) What is the name of your character? Is he/she fictional or a historic person? Samantha Keller […]

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A Brief List of Standard Answers For the Amazon/Hachette Thing

August 11, 2014

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Originally posted on Whatever:
Because it will be useful to do this, to refer people to later: Various complaints/comments/questions about the Amazon/Hachette negotiations and my commentary on it, that I’ve seen online, or have been sent to me via e-mail/social media are below, paraphrased, with my responses. Ready? Here we go. Why do you hate Amazon?…

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