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New Story Out Today in Allegory

So this is out today. FYI, I did a lot of research on this story and put a lot of time into it, but I never felt like I got it quite “right”. After it was rejected a couple of times at other mags I sent it to Allegory because Ty, though he’d never published…

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New Story Coming Out

My story “Last Train For Dasha” has been picked up by Allegory and will be available in the November 1 issue. I’ll add a link when it’s available! It’s a supernatural story which takes place in present day Ukraine…On a train…But no fox…and no box.

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The Philosophers’ Sport

Every sport has its key characteristic. Football has strength, rugby has toughness, soccer has stamina, and so on. No matter the sport, you can pick a characteristic that is essential to success and it is almost always dependent on physicality—except in baseball. Baseball is unique among sports and often misunderstood. There is no one key…

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Speculative Fiction May Not Be Broken

Fair warning, this is sort of my Jerry Maguire letter to the speculative fiction industry. It’s not a broken industry—it makes money and lots of it, but it is an industry with a noticeable gap in future development that is caused and worsened by misaligned incentives among the producers of the content it needs. It’s…

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The Gift of Baseball

I wrote this last year but with the Little League World Series firing up I though it would be an appropriate re-post. As I’ve watched the Little League World Series over the last week or so I’ve reflected a lot on my own relationship with the great game of baseball. As we watch the Series…