Launching Monday!

October 9, 2014

If you happen to read from right to left, you might want to check out the forthcoming Hebrew editions of Hardwired and The Green Leopard Plague and Other Stories.  And if you happen to be in Tel Aviv this coming Monday, you should definitely attend the launch party for the books, which will take place alongside the […]

Read the full article →

Riding for a Showdown

October 8, 2014

My alternative-history novella “The Last Ride of German Freddie,” a tale of Tombstone, is now available for your highly discriminating reading pleasure at Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Smashwords, Kobo, and Amazon.  It’s a mere $2.99.  At that price, you should buy lots of copies! It’s one of two stories I’ve set in the Old West, […]

Read the full article →

Harper Slips In

October 7, 2014

My sometime publisher HarperCollins has quietly re-entered online retail by relaunching its online site,, and announcing that writers would earn an additional 10% royalty for ebooks sold through the site. Bully for them!  Ebook royalties offered by major publishers are, let’s face it, low.  25%, maybe, against 70% or more for self-publishing.  So 35% is […]

Read the full article →


October 4, 2014

I know that “Bardarbunga” sounds like something Silvio Berlusconi might do with one of his teenage girlfriends, but in fact it’s the volcano in Iceland that’s presently erupting.  And the “d” isn’t a “d”, it’s a ð, which is to say a thorn, and pronounced like a “th.”  (Vikings didn’t mind their Ps and Qs, […]

Read the full article →

Episode Three Goes Live!

October 1, 2014

Episode Three of the Hardwired serial is now live at iBooks, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Smashwords. If you have the first two installments, you’ll want this one! Episode Three comes with special bonus content, an essay explaining why the term “panzerboy” has to do with Belgian butter smugglers.

Read the full article →

Reviews Too Late: Young Detective Dee and the Rise of the Sea Dragon

October 1, 2014

A title like that tells you pretty much all you need to know, neh? Directed by my onetime creative associate Tsui Hark, Young Detective Dee is a prequel to Tsui’s 2010 Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame, which I reviewed a couple years ago.  The first film was set at the court of the steely, […]

Read the full article →


September 28, 2014

Here’s the Strati, the first car created by a 3D printer. Well, except for the mechanical bits.  The parts that actually make it drive an’ stuff.  The parts that make it an actual car.  Those aren’t printed, those are manufactured elsewhere. But still.  Pretty, no? In the old days, people would buy a frame and engine, […]

Read the full article →

A Nightly Message From Our Sponsor

September 26, 2014
Read the full article →

Globalquerque, Part II.

September 24, 2014

The second night opened with Oumar Konaté from Mali.  He’s something of the spokesman for his generation, those who watched their republic overthrown by a military government that was so inept that it promptly handed half the country to a guerrilla army of Islamist fanatics. Within days.  If a military government can’t even do military well […]

Read the full article →

Globalquerque, Part I

September 22, 2014

This highlight of the weekend was Albuquerque’s world music festival, Globalquerque, held in the Mayan pyramid-shaped Hispanic Cultural Center.   Three stages running simultaneously, along with a food area offering ethnic fast food, craft beer, and arts and crafts. Since three bands were playing simultaneously, I wasn’t able to catch them all, but I got […]

Read the full article →

Contact Us | Terms of User | Trademarks | Privacy Statement

Copyright © 2010 WJW. All Rights Reserved.