First off, big howdies to all the new people who joined my mailing list at the Kankakee Fantasy Con. I met some great people and had a blast reuniting with old fans. Next year’s event promises to be even larger, so it may take you a couple of minutes to find me. Don’t worry, I’ll make it worth your effort.

I get so focused on keeping everyone up to date with what’s happening in the McSciFi Multiverse I sometimes neglect the real world. And that’s a shame, because my real life is fun too. One of the things I do is write a blog called World News Center. It’s a fun look at hard science and soft culture, often contemporaneously. It’s also, often enough to be kind of true, the source material for my weekly guest appearance on The Big Wake Up Call with Ryan Gatenby on WBIG-1280 AM. The live show airs at 9:10 AM (CDT) every Friday but you can listen to hours of great stuff, some of it mine, by clicking on The Big Wake Up Call’s link.

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In the McSciFi multiverse I’m making progress on the script for SPLICE, the feature film I’m writing for Watch Dog Entertainment. It’s a new challenge for me since Splice, the lead character, isn’t what anyone would call lovable. Fascinating as hell, yes, but not lovable. Not even likable. The villains I create have some semblance of humanity, some quality people can relate to, but not him.

How he got that way, and what that means to those around him, are making this story one of the best I’ve written. I can’t wait to see it on the big screen.

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In comic book news, there’s a heap load of coo coo cool things going on. Now that they’ve worked out the details Nerdanatix is now opening up brick and mortar distribution nationwide. If you, or someone you love, runs a comic book store and would like to carry some of the Nerdanatix titles (BUY MINE! BUY MINE!), just reach out to me and I’ll put you in touch with the right people.

In the meantime, you can read the first issue of everything I’ve done for free online. Downloading or printing cost extra, but not too much.

Legends Parallel – For those who think quantum physics isn’t violent or sext enough. Five earths and one woman wants to rule them all. This is the story of the man, his mom, and her lover who have to stop that from happening.

Svarozic – A woman trapped inside a man, a god trapped inside a human. Since they’re all one person, she’s got issues.

Jungle Grrl – In a distant future sex is encouraged, violence is frowned upon, and our hero, her bestie, and their dino clone, try to eke out a living in a sex park while figuring out the meaning of life.

Ruh Roh Rangers – This is the parody that’ll ruin your childhood but make your day. Those four meddlesome kids are now four meddlesome adults.