The Contract

I received the contract from Intergalactic Medicine Show in the mail today, along with the 6-cents per word check. So, it’s really sold! The next issue is due out on August 1st. I don’t know for certain that it will appear in August, but I think it likely. There are… Continue reading

The Adjoa Gambit – First pro sale!

I received an e-mail today from Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show. Scott wants to buy the story I recently submitted called The Adjoa Gambit. It is uncertain when it will appear, but I’m told probably sometime this summer. This makes my first fiction sale at professional rates, which is… Continue reading


The publishing industry is slow, but Tor has finally released a short fiction anthology called Elementals. This book is a fundraiser for tsunami relief. Two of my fellow Codexians, Steve Savile and Alethea Kontis edited the volume, and it contains stories from some of the best of today’s speculative fiction… Continue reading

I met Harlan Ellison today!

I Met Harlan Ellison Today! Attended the friday portion of the Nebula Awards Weekend in Tempe. Spent the early hours wandering around the hospitality suite. Met Karen Anderson, widow of the late great Poul Anderson, one of my all-time favorite writers. Very nice lady. I attended a lecture on Current… Continue reading

Story to Appear – Hole in the Wall

I just received this morning an acceptance from Atomjack online magazine for my short story, “Hole in the Wall.” It’s a humorous little story written in first person, and using a somewhat strange style. I’ll post a link when it is available.

Nation’s First Freeway Photo Radar

Last week, the City of Scottsdale, Arizona installed the first freeway photo radar system. We already have them at major intersections to catch both speeders and red light runners. The flow of traffic on Loop 101 in the north valley, including the Scottsdale stretch, was upwards of 80 MPH. this… Continue reading