Why do the most ignorant people think they are so smart? A couple of smart social psychologists came up with the answer, but my grandaddy explained it to me in much simpler terms decades before (he was a pretty smart guy, too).
Admittedly there were a few prospectors who struck it rich in the California Gold Rush of 1849. Most of the people who really got rich weren't out there shoveling rocks 18 hours a day or panning in frozen streams. They were selling the pans, the picks, and shovels (often at exorbitant prices) to the idiots who were. I often feel the... Continue Reading →
Silt, my latest Orion the Hunter story takes place immediately following The Empty Blade (currently with my editor, and due out around the first of the year). The Empty Blade is a pivotal story for Orion, and some of the life changes seen in that story are evident in this opening. The brisk wind caught... Continue Reading →
One of the themes I work with in my Orion the Hunter stories is that integrity is a spectrum. The left end is pure altruism, the right pure narcissism. Most of us float near the middle of the spectrum on most days, some a bit to the left or right. Neither saint nor completely self-centered. We... Continue Reading →
Writers should also be readers and now you have a terrific opportunity to read one of the greatest magazines of the early days of science fiction for FREE. Galaxy Science Fiction now has hundreds of issues online to read and download for free. If you’re a fan of classic science fiction from the likes of Ray... Continue Reading →