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Having mentioned a Patreon campaign several times, you would think I would have such a thing in place by now.

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What is the purpose of science fiction? In many respects, it is a commentary on our society, who we are, and where we could be going?

I discussed some of these things in my last post, but I feel this is worth discussing further. For the record, this isn’t something that’s happened since Donald Trump was elected President of the United States.

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Yes, we are all tired of this awful election season. We have all seen some of the worst mud-slinging that’s come about in–possibly–generations. So, God in Heaven, why would I want to talk more about politics?

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Yes, it’s that time again, the time when I start playing with dark fantasy stories. I’m doing this on a few fronts this time.

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Be Nice To Your Ex

I have two ex-girlfriends. I’m on friendly terms with both of them.

After an exciting round of Dark Souls 3, I was about to shut off the game for the night. I’d drawn plenty of enjoyment out of it, including one incredible accomplishment.

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Race Isn’t Real

I’m going to play biologist for a few minutes. Hopefully, you’ll forgive me if I come off hard or rough.

With the wealth of racial conflict in the news, I have heard many voices say things like, “You never hear about white people being shot by police,” or “If they’d followed instructions, they wouldn’t have got shot.” Such statements are madness. View full article »

Need Something to Read?

Dragon Con is upon us once more, which means I will depart (within 90 minutes of writing this).

To mark the occasion, I have three surprises for you all. Some may already have this, others might be hearing about this for the first time. Either way, spread the word to your friends–I have free things to read!

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Don’t Be A Dick

This is Barnes & Noble in Cape Girardeau, MO. The store where I worked for six and a half years, the store where I write Vitamin F by hand when things were slow, and the store where I am sitting as I type this.

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Setting A Fire Upon The Deep

If you’re after a review of the Vernor Vinge modern classic A Fire Upon The Deep, you are in the wrong place. Yet I’m about to talk about that book a lot.

For those of you not familiar with the 1993 co-winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel, here’s an Amazon link. It’s solidly worth a read.

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Too Long Silent

I admit I’ve been quiet for a while. There’s no real excuse for that. Reasons, perhaps, but no excuse.

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