This one was published in J. Haldeman, with C. G. Waugh and M. H. Greenberg (eds.), Body Armor 2000 (New York: Ace, 1986). RIGHT TO LIFE Thomas A. Easton Fred Ayala was a loser. So were his wife, his ﬁve kids, and several million other Americans. He hadn’t had a job in over a year, […]Read More DO NOT PRETEND NO ONE SAW IT COMING
Got Slime? CNN, August 15, 2022: CAPITOL ATTACK HITS SLIPPERY SLOPE The latest white supremacist attack on the US Capitol came to a slippery end this rainy afternoon when Capitol Police sprayed the Capitol steps with hagfish slime supplied by the Department of Homeland Security. Hagfish slime expands 10,000-fold when exposed to water. It is […]Read More In Memory of January 6, 2021
On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, a MAGA hat for all to see!On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, two elections losing.On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, three ladies suing.On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love […]Read More The Twelve Days of Trumpmas
Spawn of War and Deathiness, from B Cubed Press When B Cubed Press called for submissions for Alternative War (also available now) and Alternative Deathiness (Coming RSN), it was inundated with submissions. There were so many excellent original stories, that they decided to use mostly those. But then there was also a great many excellent […]Read More NOW AVAILABLE!
Way back in 2017 (that feels like forever ago, thanks to the pandemic, doesn’t it?), we published Science Fiction for the Throne: One-Sitting Reads. It was (and still is!) an unabashed bathroom reader, containing 40 short stories, mostly reprints, whose lengths made them suitable for when one must sit down for just a few minutes. […]Read More Imitation Is the Sincerest Form of Flattery
Go ahead. Tell me this couldn’t happen. Washington Post—Voting Rights under Attack! The Texas state legislature is now considering a bill to remove the right to vote from women and African-Americans. The bill’s sponsor, Representative Bubba Houston, says that giving the legislature control over elections in the state was only the first step. “It is […]Read More TEXODUS
The human species prides itself on its intelligence. Its smarts, it thinks, are its primary distinction in the animal world. Only humans can communicate, pass knowledge to the next generation, make tools, plan for the future, grieve their dead, cheat on their mates, and lie to each other. The trouble is that a great many […]Read More Is Intelligence a “Bubble”?
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A couple of years ago, a break-all-records heat wave in Europe had moved to Greenland and melted enough ice to add measurably to global sea levels. A drought in India had people saying that forty percent of the country’s population may have no access to drinking water by 2030, and parts of India may get […]Read More Move or Die
Last year I wrote a series of pieces centered on a fellow who found a bottle on the seashore, rubbed it, and had a djinn on his hands. A djinn who liked gin, so together they founded the Djinn Mill, a 6-room building with 500 residence suites (a djinn has to be a master of […]Read More New Novel Coming