My Bibliography

I write fantasy and science fiction; also nerd stuff on the Internet! Here’s some of my stuff available free online or for a wee fee.

Novels:

Three short novels about the rise and fall of a galactic demagogue, ten thousand years from now. Book 1: A RED PEACE out now, Book 2: SHADOW SUN SEVEN coming November 28th, Book 3: MEMORY’S BLADE coming February 27th, 2018. Order now: AmazonBarnes & NobleKoboPowell’s

Short Fiction:

  • When Stars Are Scattered

On another world, all-too-familiar conflicts arise between human Muslims and Christians, this time over the conversion of an alien race. Read it online at Tor.com.

  • The Child Support of Cromdor The Condemned

An old barbarian’s past comes back to haunt him, in the form of a child he’s never met, in a sendup of classic Conan stories. Read it online on Lightspeed Magazine. Have it read to you at Podcastle

  • About The Bear

A very short story about storytelling, and wrestling bears. Read it online in Spirit’s Tincture Issue #1. Have it read to you on Podcastle as part of their Flash Fiction Extravaganza.

  • The Fires of Mercy

An turncoat assassin and the mother and child she protects run from her former allies. Read it online at Beneath Ceaseless Skies. Have it read to you on the BCS podcast. Read it in print in this very handsome Swords & Steam Anthology from Flame Tree Press or on the Great Jones Street app, a kind of Netflix for short fiction.

  • The Ifrit’s Trial

An-all-too-clever Ifrit must talk his way out of a jam of his own making. Read it in print in the Human Tales anthology from Prime Books.  Have it read to you on FarFetchedFables.

  • Blade and Branch And Stone

Settlers and fantasy races clash over the fate of sentient trees on a fantasy frontier, in a postcolonial twist on Tolkien. Read it online at Heroic Fantasy Quarterly. Have it read to you on Podcastle.

  • Clockwork of Sorrow

A brother and sister seek ways to stay together. This is difficult, as one of them is a ghost. Read in print at the gorgeous Ghost In The Cogs Anthology.

  • Five Tales of the Aqueduct

Five weird linked micro-stories written in tribute to the California Aqueduct. Read it in print in the July 2014 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction,  or in the (very handsome) anthology Strange California.

  • Mount Rainier Considers Its Mental Health.

Seattle’s most gorgeous landmark has an existential crisis. Read it online at Brain Harvest. Have it read to you on the Toasted Cake podcast.

Nonfiction