True Romance vs. Modern Romance

I truly believe that, when scholars look back upon our culture, after magnanimously picking through the refuse we leave behind to glean something of value, they will view the Mario games with far greater regard than they will most of the ‘highbrow’ literature and Nobel Prize winners of our day. Granted, this will not be … Continue reading True Romance vs. Modern Romance

Writer’s Update

This first book of my space opera series was suppose to tell the story of Zephyrinus Zapatas' rise to knighthood while simultaneously relaying the history of The Holy Terran Empire. While it started out well enough, the middle section was turning out to be unwieldy and clunky, weighed down with too many long blocks of … Continue reading Writer’s Update

Why We Write What We Write

And by 'we' I mean those of us who eschew the nihilism of  Grimdark. Hugo and Dragon Award nominee, Benjamin Cheah Kai Wai recently posted: 'This world is a dark world. Open a newspaper and see for yourself. Murder, genocide, civil war, assaults, rapes, kidnapping, sex trafficking, corruption, on and on, and endless litany of … Continue reading Why We Write What We Write

Talking Dying Franchises at ‘The Federalist’

"The imaginative power of Star Wars’s IP has been systematically stripped away into a confused and contradictory mess loaded down with contemporary politics. The simple, yet rich story of the originals (and even of the prequels, for all their faults) now suffers from a soulless and pointless tumor that grinds the rich characters of the … Continue reading Talking Dying Franchises at ‘The Federalist’