“Mirra found an apt visual metaphor for both the hidden smoldering of human emotion and the literal unraveling of the colony in the crystal clear video footage of the hydroplant before and after the flames. It was replayed countless times, from countless angles in the days that followed, enough for her to connect the three… Continue reading BOOK EXCERPT: A few more pages from “Far From Home: The City Under the Sea”
Who approved the warrant for 10 FBI agents and a battering ram in search of information regarding a supposedly pilfered diary that the journalists themselves brought to the attention of law enforcement a year ago? Do you think the FBI would be conducting pre-dawn raids if your diary was stolen? Before dawn on Saturday morning,… Continue reading The FBI raids a journalist’s home before dawn and no one seems to care
“Nothing’s free at the Meadowlands Fair, not even the bathroom, and it wasn’t surprising when an older black gentleman with a bright smile and baldhead, shiny from teeth to toe in the uniform of a high-class hotel doorman, greeted me on the way in, hand out in money-loving supplication.” The Curse of La Cosa Nostra,… Continue reading BOOK EXCERPT: A few more pages from “The Curse of La Cosa Nostra, or How I Became a Teenage Mobster Vampire from Nutley, NJ”
“It was impossible to believe at first. For a long time, Issek felt he must be dreaming, or maybe dying. Whatever the case, he was disappearing in the brilliant, wonderful sunlight. The air around him was fantastically open, amazingly free to circulate in whatever vast currents the atmosphere chose to ride across the vaulted crown… Continue reading BOOK EXCERPT: Another few pages from my forthcoming fantasy novel, “The Law of the Primes: The Boy King,” part one of a planned world-spanning trilogy
“Mirra awoke with a kiss. As she regained consciousness after the longest, deepest sleep of her life, it felt like flowers on her lips and falling in love. Her vision and other senses had yet to return, but in her heart she could smell the perfume of the soft petals, heavy and intoxicating like an… Continue reading BOOK EXCERPT: A few pages from “Far From Home: The City Under the Sea”
“The surest way to make a well-formed and well-adjusted vampire is to stake them up the ass with the ceremonial dagger and store them in a cool, dark place until the following sunset. Yes, you read that right: Up the ass with a dagger. I understand how disgusting that sounds, but I did warn you… Continue reading BOOK EXCERPT: A few pages from “The Curse of La Cosa Nostra, or How I Became a Teenage Mobster Vampire from Nutley, NJ”
Sometimes, it seems like we’re living in a bad sci-fi novel. Plagues, strife, continually escalating violence. What would some future historian say about this time and where do we go from here? Perhaps a fictionalized account of the past 15 months can help shed light on the future... Imagine if you will, some future historian… Continue reading 2021: Has the long-awaited sci-fi dystopia finally arrived?