A robot I met some time ago, on the Upper East Side. Not in any of my stories. But doesn't he look dapper?

SHORT FRICTIONS, Coming Up Shortly!

For the last month or so, I’ve been receiving helpful comments from wonderful people who’ve taken time out of their lives to prepare for advance reviewing of SHORT FRICTIONS - my upcoming collection of short stories. Their assistance has been invaluable, and the book you’ll eventually read has already been made leagues better thanks to their thoughts and comments.…

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Congratulations to the Short Frictions Giveaway Winner!

For the last month or so, I’ve been running a giveaway for a gift code from ThinkGeek.com…and now it’s time to announce the winner! Congratulations to Patricia Salyers! It was cool to watch how every day, Patricia was on Twitter, tweeting the promotional tweet to get additional entries for the competition – and clearly the work…

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Advance Copies, coming up!

Woooo! Just got the manuscript for Short Frictions back from my editor, with some great notes. Now that I’m working through those, it’s also time to prep for a new stage in my new self-publishing checklist: advance reviewers. About a month ago, I took a webinar from Writer.ly  that suggested ways of getting the word out about your…

A robot I met some time ago, on the Upper East Side. Not in any of my stories. But doesn't he look dapper?

Win a $15 Gift Code to ThinkGeek.com!

Since Short Frictions, my upcoming short story collection, includes a number of science fiction stories, I thought it would be appropriate to offer a geeky gift code giveaway! a Rafflecopter giveaway ThinkGeek.com is full of fun, nerdy collectibles. T-shirts, toys, robotic knick-knacks and more. Whatever your geeky obsession, from TV shows like Star Trek, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones or Breaking…

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SciFi Flash Fiction: A Step Ahead

“It’s okay,” they kept saying when oil stores got low. “Science stays a step ahead.” They said it when the gush slowed to a slow-bleeding trickle, out of the scars of the ground. They said it again in the wake of the twenty-teens extinctions. “Biological diversity? Eh, it’s fine. We’ve got DNA samples in the lab.…

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Cool Tweets About Robots, Writing & More

As you may know by now, my next collection is made up of short stories about artificial intelligence and robots. So here are some tweets I’ve seen about cool robot stuff over the last few weeks: Chinese restaurant owner has amassed a robot noodle maker army goo.gl/jfs3i twitter.com/pourmecoffee/s… — pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) April 23, 2013  …