Category Archives: Fantasy

“Mukden” Featured in Weirdbook

The most recent issue of Weirdbook, which features my story, “Mukden” is now available on Amazon. “Mukden” is a historical retelling of the prelude to its namesake military engagement. The Battle of Mukden, which took place in early 1905, was one of the largest land battles in … Continue reading

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“We Hit Back” Featured in Abyss & Apex

I’m very excited to announced that my first published story of 2017, “We Hit Back“, now appears in the sixty-first issue of Abyss & Apex. “We Hit Back” was inspired by a thought experiment about the implications of creating and building … Continue reading

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2016 Writing Statistics and Revenue

Many authors in the science fiction, fantasy and horror genres track their writing progress and provide a summary of it at the end of each year. For instance, both Nick Mamatas and Martin Shoemaker provide fairly comprehensive years in review that cover what … Continue reading

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“Twinwalkers” Featured in Unnerving Magazine

I’m very excited to announced that my story, “Twinwalkers” now appears in the first issue of Unnerving Magazine. To be honest, I’m not entirely sure where the idea for “Twinwalkers” came from, but the story has obvious Lovecraftian influences. For … Continue reading

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“Pinned” Featured in Kasma SF Magazine

My story, “Pinned”, is now live on the Kasma SF Magazine website. Prior to reporting to Fort Knox for the Armor Officer Basic Course (AOBC) as a newly-minted second lieutenant in November 1998, former tankers and cavalrymen had warned me … Continue reading

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2015 Writing Statistics and Revenue

Many authors in the science fiction, fantasy and horror genres track their writing progress and provide a summary of this progress at the end of each year. For instance, Rahul Kanakia presents an excellent summary of his submissions data, Nick Mamatas provides some great commentary … Continue reading

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“Hill of Souls” Published in Outposts of Beyond

My short story “Hill of Souls” is now in the current issue of Outposts of Beyond. It takes place during the Siege of Port Arthur, a bloody land battle in the Russo-Japanese War that lasted from August 1904 to January 1905. It is … Continue reading

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Alien Abattoir Available Now!

This week I released my first anthology on Amazon and Smashwords, and I am holding a giveaway until April 11th for a chance to win one of several copies here. The anthology contains ten stories about cursed alien artifacts, interstellar investment banking, ancient alien astronauts, … Continue reading

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A Review of the July / August 2014 Issue of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

If you’re not one of my regular readers, you’re probably wondering why The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction routed you to a website called “Reflections of a Rational Republican” for a review of its recent July/August 2014 issue. Be … Continue reading

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