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April has been the cruelest month, when it comes to sales. I make no secret of it – but my books are good, and I make no secret of that, either. Fantasy, horror, science fiction – I try to do it all, and sales are not the least significant way that I get enough cash to keep doing it. Tell your friends! Heck, tell your enemies, if they like good books and have money. I’m not shy.


In the Mail: STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS, Season 4.

Alas, they have announced that Season 5 will be the last one. It’s a crying shame, really. STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS is just fun. The kind of fun you get when you actually like the stuff you’re joking about. I guess that my thing is that it feels like Star Trek, and doesn’t feel the urge to defecate all over the franchise every thirty seconds.

Continue reading In the Mail: STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS, Season 4.

04/17/2024 Snippet, FLIM-FLAM MAN.

Guards! Guards!

The guard squinted at his amulet. “That’s a pretty little thing,” he mentioned, not even remotely casually. “God-touched?”

“Not that I know of, watchman,” Gregor replied immediately, trying not to wince at how this conversation was likely to end. “It is but a keepsake of my travels through these fair lands of ours. If it has powers or virtues, they are unknown to me. I say this for all to hear.”

Sometimes hinting that a valuable item might be cursed if stolen kept people from stealing. From the way the first guard laughed, this wasn’t one of those times. “Well, Traveler,” he snickered, “it’ll have one virtue; letting you in. Wall tax, you understand.”

“I do,” Gregor agreed, unfastening the clasp. Easy come, easy go, he thought, letting a little mournfulness show at the sight of a week’s rations and lodging being placed in the guard’s grubby hand. “Is there a token I might show to prove that I have paid my tax?”

“Sure,” the guard snickered again. “You won’t have my foot up your arse as you walk down the street. Now get! You’re holding up the line.”

Tweet of the Day, This Is Why We Oldish* People Are Cranky About Physical Media edition.

I understand that this particular situation is weird and complicated, but dammit: physical discs are harder to deactivate.

*I don’t feel old.