Books


I’ve been talking with some great folks about science fiction in general and my works in particular. Here’s a list of recent podcast appearances: Catholic Geeks/Declan Finn (November 27, 2016) – I discuss The Hidden Truth  and other topics with host, Declan Finn. Catholic Geeks/Declan Finn (June 25, 2017) – […]

Recent Podcasts


I regret being too busy to keep better track of the amazing quantity of fantastic science fiction from the last year. There’s a wealth of great material out there, though, and by selecting the works you found of particular value, you can help bring them to the attention of other […]

Dragon Award Nominations Close Tomorrow!



Microsoft Word can analyze a document for readability. You can access this feature through the menu path File> Options> Proofing> Show Readability Statistics. Then you have to suffer through a complete spelling and grammar scan of your document before you get rewarded with feedback at the end of the process. […]

Readability of A Rambling Wreck


I managed to get A Rambling Wreck completed in time for a launch at LibertyCon on July 1, but that left no time for blog updates. I’ve updated my website with a page dedicated to A Rambling Wreck. The initial sales have been strong, and the reviews favorable. I’ll publish […]

A Rambling Wreck is Here!




It’s time for the October Booknado from the Conservative Libertarian Fiction Alliance! The organizers even let me in again with my book on the biographies of John Charles Fremont, but I wouldn’t hold that against their other outstanding selections! Best of all, when you buy using these links, you support […]

CLFA’s October Booknado!



It’s time for the September Booknado from the Conservative Libertarian Fiction Alliance! I haven’t read all of these but I was impressed with last month’s selections – including The Hidden Truth! Best of all, when you buy using these links, you support CLFA through the Amazon affiliate program: NEW RELEASES […]

The September Booknado from CLFA!


A couple of weeks ago, I traveled to the UK to attend the Logistics Research Network Conference and present some talks. One, presented at the James Clerk Maxwell Institute and Newcastle University, explained my ideas on energy in reactive fields. The kind folks at Newcastle University have posted a video […]

Video Lecture: Energy Flow in Reactive FIelds



The Communications Research Group at the University of Hull graciously invited me to speak on the subject of “Near-Field Wireless Technology.” My hosts inform me that the seminar will start with refreshments, posters and informal discussion from 2.00pm with a 2.30pm start for the main seminar. We should finish about […]

Near-Field Wireless Technology


It’s like Conan the Barbarian meets Dilbert. Conan hurled the severed head into the center of the room. “A warning to anyone else who tells me I have a case of the Mondays!” he roared. — Conan the Salaryman (@ConanSalaryman) August 29, 2016 Every workday, Conan The Salaryman provides status […]

Conan the Salaryman



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I’m pleased to announced a special offer for ÆtherCzar readers and fans, courtesy of my publishers at Artech House.The Art and Science of Ultrawideband Antennas is now available at a 25% discount direct from the publisher: For my US readers: $103 discounted from the regular $139 price For my UK readers: […]

25% Off The UWB Antenna Book! And Why You Should Buy It




Never start a land war in Asia. Never go in against a Sicilian when DEATH is on the line. Now I need to add another to the list: never submit a post on grammar Nazis to a subredit full of real-life grammar Nazis. I confused “capitol” for “capital” and “composed” […]

Another Classic Blunder


YASIV is a visual recommendation service that helps people find the right product from Amazon’s catalog by examining the connection to related products, as determined by common purchases. A link between the two products means that they are often bought together. By simply observing the network of products one can […]

Amazing Amazon Visualization Tool



Over the weekend, Drudge linked to this sensational click-bait article from the Daily Mail (click image for link): Can all of storytelling be broken down into six and only six basic classifications? Are there secret story structures that will enhance the success and popularity of an author’s narrative? The answers […]

Are There Only Six Basic Story “Shapes”?


Hidden deep within the heart of London is a humble facade on St. James’s Square leading to 17 miles of bookshelves distributed through seven conjoined buildings. The London Library was born 175 years ago. One of the world’s largest independent lending libraries, The London Library never throws away any books, […]

Secrets of the London Library



Dilbert cartoonist turned political commentator, Scott Adams, shares his unconventional creative wisdom in this fascinating keynote address at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. You’ll find Adams’ latest blog posts in my blog roll. And if you don’t like his talk, you probably won’t appreciate […]

Scott Adams: “Goals Are For Losers; Passion is Overrated”


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I prepared the following as an exercise in proofreading for job candidates at Q-Track. Then it got a bit out of hand. Judge for yourself. I haven’t had the heart to inflict this on any poor unsuspecting applicants, and probably never will. Thinking it unfair to hoard the fun all […]

Why Engineers Don’t Write Good



You can read my science fiction thriller, The Hidden Truth, for free when you sign up now for Kindle Unlimited through Amazon. Amazon will give you a free thirty-day trial of Kindle Unlimited. If you continue in Kindle Unlimited after your 30-day free trial, you’ll be billed $9.99. How does […]

Read The Hidden Truth for Free!


Not that intelligence, talent, and charisma aren’t helpful, but this article does a great job focusing on the importance of “grit:” the determination to work toward your goals and not give up. The time scale may be intimidating to some: The obsession with grit derives from cutting-edge psychological research being […]

The Importance of “Grit”



I’ve been promoting The Hidden Truth using online advertising. One venue supporting my ads is the graphic novel, Roswell, Texas, available online here, or for purchase from Amazon here. Written by L. Neil Smith and Rex F. May, and illustrated by Scott Bieser and Jennifer Zach, Roswell, Texas is an […]

Roswell, Texas


I’ll be presenting a talk, “So You Want to Be an Author” at ATLOSCon 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia, tomorrow. ATLOSCon draws attendees from all over the country to share their passions and ideas with others interested in the ideas and philosophy of Ayn Rand. ATLOSCon consists of classes featuring interactive […]

So You Want To Be An Author



Corrupt forces nudge a young man to become the preeminent enforcer of law in his society, but when he discovers the secrets of his origin and the lies on which his society rests, he has to chose between loyalty to the law he swore to uphold and his honest assessment […]

Review: Larry Correia’s Son of the Black Sword


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While a modern-day feudal lord prepares for marriage, his best man wrestles with his feelings for his friend’s bride and struggles to unravel the mystery of the cryptic room which is the only place in which they all can remember their true selves. In The Iron Chamber of Memory, John […]

Review: John C. Wright’s The Iron Chamber of Memory