Holding the Door

September 4th, 2017

Fiction River has published my latest short story, “Holding the Door”, in their Editor’s Choice anthology:

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HTTPS and WordPress

October 2nd, 2016

Does anyone have detailed instructions for how to convert a site such as this one (WordPress + Apache, custom domain, multiple plug-ins, on a shared host, specifically pair.com) to HTTPS?

This is still way too complicated. Might consider moving to another host since the last time I asked pair for help with this they were actively dismissive of the need.

wordpress.com itself is not an option last I checked because they don’t allow plug-ins.

Out of date. You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

May 19th, 2016

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Claim Jumpers

May 17th, 2016

My latest short story, “Claim Jumpers,” has been published in Hyperpowers, Third Flatiron’s Summer 2016 anthology, guest edited by Bascomb James. This story should be of particular interest to economists and logicians.


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Stop Hating on Asimov

April 4th, 2016

Lately I’ve noticed a meme going around spec fiction writer’s groups and conventions. “Isaac Asimov couldn’t get published today.” “Don’t model yourself after Asimov.” “Isaac Asimov was a bad writer.” Sometimes I hear this from the same writers who cite Asimov as one of the authors who got them interested in science fiction in the first place.

Yes, Asimov does not craft words as well as Bradbury (an author who does seem to be making the transition from genre to canon). No, he’s not as much of a page turner as Heinlein. Yes, his characters sometimes read flat compared to characters in more modern fiction. Certainly, like most authors of his generation he overly focused on men (with the really notable exception of Susan Calvin). Nonetheless Asimov did one thing really, really well. Better than probably 99% of pro authors writing today, and that is ideas.
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Classified Ads

March 21st, 2016

Daily Science Fiction has published my latest short story, “Classified Ads“. It would take me longer to blurb it than it would to read it, so just go read it, OK?

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