Comms Lasers in Darkspace

So the question came up in regards to Privateer and Alexis’ use of a comms laser to communicate with Malcomson in normal-space: Why, then, do ships not use this in darkspace? Why the complicated, visible-light signaling process?

Aside from the author’s desire for Age of Sail signaling in an Age of Sail In Space book, of course.

Book Recommendation: Ordnance by Andrew Vaillencourt

Roland Tankowicz wasn’t even legally a person anymore. The aging cyborg had never really recovered from being betrayed and enslaved by his superiors in the Army, and the final insult of being permanently classified as “defunct military ordnance” had been a...

2017 to 2018: The Past and the Plan

Authors usually do these year-end review things in December … but I’m including my plan for 2018, so January seems a better fit.

2017 was a decent year for me. I published Privateer and Spacer (in the Orphans in the Black anthology) and finally, after years of trying, settled into a really productive writing regime that’s starting to pay off bigly.

Book Recommendation: Star Realms: Rescue Run

Since being court-martialed by the Star Empire, smuggler and thief Joan Shengtu has done what she needed to do in order to survive—gaining a reputation along the way. When a new client’s mission goes sideways, Joan finds herself caught in the middle of dueling gambits...

Download My Ranks

As an author selling books on Amazon, one thing that really sucks is: Amazon has all my data and they won't give it to me! Well, okay, it's their data and I'm just a vendor, really, but still ... Anyway, one of the things I'd like to be able to do is download the...

Book Recommendation: The Sculpted Ship

  Starship engineer Anailu Xindar dreamed of owning her own ship, but she didn't find the courage to actually go for it until she was forced out of her safe, comfortable job. She goes shopping for a cheap, practical freighter, but she ends up buying a rare, beautiful,...

Business of Writing: Whether to Incorporate

This post is part of my Business of Writing series. As part of this series, I discuss law and taxes, so it's important for you to remember that I'm neither a lawyer nor a tax professional. This is not advice -- it's my understanding and, in many cases, what I do and...