This article on entomology, ants, and fantasy is part of the Science in Sci-fi, Fact in Fantasy blog series. Each week, we tackle one of the scientific or technological concepts pervasive in sci-fi (space travel, genetic engineering, artificial intelligence, etc.) with input from an expert. Please join the mailing list to be notified every time new content is posted. My friend Clark Carlton has a […]
Epic Fantasy Articles
I love reading and writing epic fantasy. In these articles, I discuss work from both the classic authors (Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Raymond Feist, Tad Williams, etc.) and the new guard (Scott Lynch, Joe Abercrombie, Patrick Rothfuss).
It’s a real pleasure for me to host an interview with my friend Michelle Hauck, whose book Steadfast was just published by Harper Voyager. It’s the third book in the Birth of Saints trilogy, which I highly recommend. She stopped by to answer some questions about writing a fantasy trilogy. Why did you want Birth […]
I’m thrilled to show off the cover for The Island Deception, the sequel to The Rogue Retrieval. Because I know my readers love a challenge, I’ve turned the cover image into a sliding puzzle. Solve it, and you feast your eyes on the finished product. Solve it faster than anyone else, and you win a […]
I’m back after having proven my physical existence to fellow SF/F enthusiasts at World Fantasy Con in Columbus, OH. This was my first national convention, and made for an interesting experience. I took a few decent photos that I thought I’d share along with some convention highlights before I give my fair warning about NaNoWriMo. […]
For a fantasy writer the word trilogy has a sacred sound to it. The Lord of the Rings is a trilogy. The KingKiller Chronicle, The Earthsea Cycle, The Magicians, and Mistborn to name a few others. For so many years a trilogy was the ultimate goal. Now many series go well beyond three, but there’s […]