Welcome to my ‘blog! I’m glad you visited. Here you can find out more about me and my stories and even offer opinions of your own. I have an abiding love for immersive story... Read the rest of this entry »

The broader scientific community will probably always treat Atlantis as a myth—and I can’t say I blame them.  The legend arises from just a single source (Plato), making it hard to believe the story is anything more than ancient science fiction.  Perhaps more to the point, what serious archaeologist wants to lose his or her credibility over a wild goose chase that’s unlikely to produce significant discoveries after so many millennia?

Enter James Cameron, a filmmaker already known for his contributions to science fiction—Terminator, Avatar, the Abyss—with perhaps less academic credibility at stake.  Working the magic of Hollywood (in this case, the magic of big budget film financing), he has produced a serious 90-minute National Geographic documentary on the subject. Read the rest of this entry »

Atlantis: Twilight of Mankind has published, and is available today for 99 cents from the Amazon Kindle store! (Print edition is also available.)

In a time before recorded history, most of humankind lives in close proximity to a single magnificent City located on the Isle of Atalas. Ruled directly by a Pantholon of twenty-three gods, society remains in a pre-industrialized state, but great strides have been made in the realms of engineering and genetics.

In pursuit of absolute power, one of the four ruling members of the Pantholon sends his demigod son D’Akaio on a series of missions designed to undermine his rivals; as D’Akaio’s fame grows among the common people, so too do the stories told about him (eventually becoming the very legends that informed Norse, Egyptian, and Greco-Roman mythology). Read the rest of this entry »

Twenty years ago, an armada of city-sized alien spaceships nearly eradicated the human race… and they would have succeeded, if not for a cocky Air Force pilot, a stuttering computer repair man, and a down-in-the-polls U.S. President.  Oh, and let’s not forget the alcoholic crop duster pilot.

It’s hard to believe so much time has passed since the original Independence Day was released, almost as hard as it is to believe that the studios green-lit a sequel after so long.  Read the rest of this entry »

I was given the opportunity to write an op-ed piece for Space.com’s “Expert Voices” section, addressing a topic about which I’m passionate:

We Americans love our science fiction. But what’s the proper balance between science and fiction? Is it possible to spin a yarn that is simultaneously satisfying and scientifically solid?

Sometimes I wonder. Especially when it comes to Hollywood movies, I think many writers must live by the maxim, “Never let the truth get in the way of a good story.”

Read the rest at Space.com!

I’m excited to report that the conclusion of the Gryphens Saga – Prometheus Revealed – is now on sale! The book is available from Amazon in both print and Kindle configurations; you can also purchase the print version from other online retailers or special order from most bricks-and-mortar booksellers.

Many thanks to all who have had a hand in this project, and to everyone who has shown enthusiasm and support. I hope you enjoy the now-complete Gryphens Saga!

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