I have about a hundred pages left on my Dune re-read, and I keep thinking about the writing itself. Herbert knew how to imbue his prose with density. Reading Dune, one is introduced to an entire universe which seems wholly unfamiliar at first blush. Something to the tune of at least twenty thousand years separates… Read More Density of Prose
Let me tell you about the feminist message you absolutely missed in Dune, and why Sharon Duncan-Brewster is perfect to play Liet.… Read More Why Genderswapping DUNE’s Liet-Kynes Is Actually Perfect
I want to show that in my future, there is no longer any culture clash or social stigma of any kind on trans folk. But as a cis male, I must tread carefully.… Read More Representation Difficulty
I wrote my first story in April or May of 1989. It was about a mutant shark that had legs and the ability to breathe on land. I called it PAWS. By the end of the story, people are trying to kill the land shark right? But it survives, of course (I was already planning… Read More Impostors
In a hundred cities around the globe, the holographic ghost of the Last President stands over the abandoned capitals of fallen nations. The people of those nations did not Support the Troops, but they do now. The holograms are huge. They are the best holograms.… Read More Discarded Scenes: Millennials Ruin the Future
It’s a new year, as you may have noticed. I have plans. Goals. As one does. So, in 2020 I will: finish and publish volume 3 of The Voidstrider Saga; begin work on my next Johnson Underwood project, working title Florida Man versus the Elder Gods; write more in this blog; write and send actual… Read More 2020!