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Spend a Week With McSciFi

Newsletter Posted on Tue, May 26, 2020 09:28:33
For the last two years I have had the honor of being a vendor at the Kankakee Fantasy Con. I have made new friends, sold stuff to strangers, and discovered creators I would otherwise have been denied. I was looking forward to being there again. Obviously, despite what you may have seen on YouTube, it’s not safe yet to jam a ton of people into a confined space and have them paw other people’s stuff. 

So, this year, they thought way outside the box and came up with a way to hold a week long cyberfest. From June 1st through the 6th there will be online booths, kiosks, meet and greets, as well as cosplay events, music, and pizza.

Well, I’ll have pizza. That’s close enough.

You’ll be able to check stuff out, chat with creators, and (hopefully) spend a couple of bucks. Just bookmark THIS LINK to join the fun.

And, if you join in, you can win free stuff. How cool is that?

More fun to be had below.



In other exciting news, Hybrid Zero: Juggernaut #2 was delivered to the printer and is being prepped for sale. The popular series about a family of genetically modified soldiers cum assassins who live in a multiverse where sex is lauded and violence is taboo, continues to rack up new fans every week. It also opened up the possibility of getting Hadithi Sambamba Comix licensed in the United Kingdom.

That’s one of the reasons I opened a merchandise shop in England two weeks ago. An event which led to the greatest tweet in the history of tweets. If you missed it, just CLICK HERE for all the coo coo coolness the internet has to offer.

Nothing can get finalized until the pandemic subsides and people have a better idea of what can, and cannot, be done. But the door’s been opened, contact info exchanged, human sacrifices arranged … you know, the usual boring business stuff. 

As one young lady informed me, “British chicks gonna dig the Hybrid Zero.”

More below.




Now that the Legends Parallel Graphic Novel is out, and in the sweaty hands of fans, we’re prepping to get issue four completed and released. The story of five earths, each radically different from the others, and the one woman who’s attempting to stop evolution and control them, keeps adding fans every week. I know some people are not happy since we don’t pump these comics out like a major publisher does. Unfortunately, no one’s rich here. We have to recoup what we’ve spent first before we can sink more money in. And that takes time. 

When someone buys our comics that money goes to the distributor who then sticks it in an account and, a few times a year, disburses it to the creators. Which is fine, but, like I said, it takes time. 

In the meantime, if you’d like to see what all the fuss is about, our distributor, Nerdanatix, is allowing people to read comics online for free during the pandemic. CLICK HERE to check out Legends Parallel.

Bit more below.



In news about books without pictures, both SPLICE and Goptri of the Mists are in the hands of the capable people who will be foisting them on an unsuspecting public. Without tooting my horn too much, I have to say I’m well pleased with both books. SPLICE is a nonstop thrill ride that rockets the reader from event to event so quickly that people are stunned when it ends. It’s like driving into a wall. 

Fun fact: When SPLICE was being peer reviewed, people missed critical errors because they were so caught up in the story. If you’re going to have problems as a writer, those are the kind you want.

Goptri of the Mists is a different animal all together. It has two disparate time lines, three interwoven stories, a made up sub-language, and enough science to choke a goat. If goat choking is your thing.

But, as with SPLICE, beta readers and the rest got so caught up in the story they blew by errors. 

The reason errors did get caught is someone would note one, someone else would note another, and so on. Not one reader caught the same ones as another. Which led me to go back and pick everything apart line by line.

The end result? Two of the best pieces of writing I’ve ever done. 

I can’t wait to share them with you.

In the meantime, stay safe, sane, and indoors. I’ll see you next week.




Big McFun in the McCity

Newsletter Posted on Tue, May 19, 2020 08:35:31

Welcome Readers Old & New!

Well, SPLICE has been formatted and is being prepped for publication. The movie script has been adjusted to conform to the novel and the powers that be are entering financing meetings. I know things are scary outside, but the world will recover and move on. And, when it does, it will need the balls out thrill ride which is SPLICE. I’m champing at the bit wanting to share this with you. But I, like you, will wait until Azoth Khem has all their ducks in a row

I promised you there would be some promotions beginning this week and I shall not disappoint. Once I get done typing I’ll be sharing promos for everything I’ve got coming out in 2020.

It’s kind of an impressive presentation.

My digital stores, for books and clothing, have been attracting humans and I’m well pleased with them. Both the stores and the humans.

In the meantime, if you go to my MERCH page to buy books and comics everything ships next business day. If you go to my GEAR page to get clothes and gear everything ships as soon as it can be printed. Usually within three or four days. Bonus, now that we got all the cool stuff to work, if you’re in the UK and click on GEAR it will automatically take you to the U.K. site so you don’t get charged international shipping.

Also, lest ye forget, we’re still offering Bill McSciFi Free Comics. In order to help people stay saner than an emu on acid during the pandemic Nerdanatix is allowing anyone who wishes to preview their entire catalog, online only, for free. That includes all your favorite McSciFi titles; Legends ParallelHybrid Zero: JuggernautHybrid Zero: Jungle GrrlHybrid Zero: Cassandra and the Changeling SwordSvarozic, and Ruh Roh Rangers. Above and beyond all the cool McSciFi joints there are some other incredible talents up there.and there are far worse ways to spend your time. If at all possible, view them on a larger screen. The art is amazing.

Also, for those who missed it, I moved my reading of a scene from The Brittle Riders to my You Tube page so there are no more onerous age restrictions. Think of it as PG-13 and you’ll be fine. 

You know what, that should keep you busy enough for now. I’ll wish you well and let you enjoy the promo pieces.

Stay safe, sane, and inside. See you next week!









McAwesome!

Newsletter Posted on Tue, May 12, 2020 07:53:46
First, I truly hope you’re staying safe, sane, and inside. While New York, Illinois, California, and a few other states are seeing the number of cases begin to decline, the same is not true for the entire country and it will continue to get worse before it gets better. Make sure to avoid any “miracle cures,” “evil conspiracies,” “investment dreams come true,” and other scams. Also make sure to only pay attention to the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization for your Coronavirus updates. There are still too few tests available to even think about opening up the country, so please tell people to stop trying to do that.

Okay, on to the fun stuff.

Last week, after a couple of fits and starts, I was finally able to get the Bill McSciFi UK shop up and running. It features all the McSciFi gear plus the Legends Parallel line and all the latest Hybrid Zero threads. It had to be done that way unless I planned on opening up actual lines of clothing and investing in serious promotions (which I am not). As of right now, you can only buy customized face masks in the UK shop, and someone has already ordered one, but I’ve been promised they’ll be coming to America soon.

My English friend Jin-ah, not the famous one, saw all this happening  and leapt into action. Within an hour of the whole thing going live she, and a couple friends, had put together a promo tweet for the shop, me, and all things good and holy.

Well, “good and holy” by my standards, anyway.

Now, when you CLICK HERE you’ll be treated to something teasingly naughty, cloyingly fun, and entirely Asian. Basically, you’ll be treated to everything Jin-ah stands for. 

This way, no matter which country you’re in, you can go to the McSciFi web site and, when you click on the gear tab, you’ll be taken to the store nearest your country so you can pay the least amount for shipping. Additionally, when you visit the site, you’ll note I cleaned the heck out of it, added the gift card on every page, and made the whole thing easier to navigate.

So, that was fun.

More below.



I had an amazing time at the LA Book Fest last Saturday, met fans old and new, and got to meet a plethora of exciting authors. For those who missed me reading from The Brittle Riders, just CLICK HERE to enjoy your favorite, PG-13, dystoipian bedtime story. One fun note here; if you click on The Brittle Riders, and bring up the individual book options, you’ll note you can purchase each title in Japan. Sadly, they were not translated into Japanese, it’s just there’s a small contingent of fans there who wanted copies so Amazon Japan was kind enough to make that happen.

Now, for  the new people who joined us during, and after, the fest, here’s a sample of some of the cool stuff you can get right now, with the added bonus of much of it being free!

Bill McSciFi Gift e-Cards – Yep, they’re real. Just CLICK HERE to get yours. They work exactly like any normal gift e-cards you can get, except they look much cooler. You can order them online, give them as gifts, and use them for anything you want, not only McSciFi gear. Just imagine how wonderful it would be to order your favorite booze for delivery using a McSciFi gift e-card. Or how impressed your special someone will be when they find one of these in their inbox instead of your usual squirrel memes.

Bill McSciFi Books and Comics – If you CLICK HERE you will see an awesome array of delights no home should be without. Since I stocked up for spring conventions, and there aren’t any right now, I have a dining room full of stuff. If you buy anything via this portal it will ship next business day. You can even use your gift card to pay for everything if you wish. This is good for me, good for the post office, and good for your soul.

Bill McSciFi Free Stories – All you have to do is CLICK HERE to enjoy, previously published, short stories, interviews, articles and more. It’s a great way to kill some time, have some fun, and destroy brain cells without alcohol, delivered or otherwise. It’s also the perfect link for you to share with people who may be interested in checking out some McSciFi but not wanting to make a financial commitment at this time.

Bill McSciFi Free Comics – In order to help people stay saner than an emu on acid during the pandemic Nerdanatix is allowing anyone who wishes to preview their entire catalog, online only, for free. That includes all your favorite McSciFi titles; Legends ParallelHybrid Zero: JuggernautHybrid Zero: Jungle GrrlHybrid Zero: Cassandra and the Changeling SwordSvarozic, and Ruh Roh Rangers. Above and beyond all the cool McSciFi joints there are some other incredible talents up there.and there are far worse ways to spend your time. If at all possible, view them on a larger screen. The art is amazing.

Just a bit more.



I’d like to take a moment to address the couple of nice people who wanted to know what heck was taking so long when it comes to releasing SPLICE and Goptri of the Mists: Kitaab Ek. I especially enjoyed the one missive which contained this bon mot, “My brother wrote his novel last week and it’s on Amazon now.”

Good for him.

Since I don’t self publish, my books go through a, slightly, more stringent  process. They are written, which takes me longer than a week, then they are proofed, edited, beta read, updated, sent to the publisher for a conforming edit and, eventually, the commercial presentation is finalized.

Then, and only then, do promos start to roll out. After several weeks of promotions, the book goes live. 

Anyway, expect to see promos for SPLICE starting next week.

Again, and as always, stay safe, sane, and inside, and I’ll see you next week.



Too McCute for Comfort

Newsletter Posted on Tue, May 05, 2020 09:06:54

Welcome Newbies!

Apparently, once people get done looking for free porn, and discount toilet paper, on the internet they wander over here and sign up for my newsletter. I, for one, am damn glad to have them. Plus, they landed at just the right time. I am a fount of burbling good news today.

In honor of finally being able to print, and deliver, gear to all my fans (and their other clients too, I’m not THAT special), Spreadshirt has increased the number of options people will have for each graphic. In my case, it’s gone from ten to over one hundred. So you can get maternity gear, coffee mugs, onesies (more on them in a moment), T-shirts, and so much more I’d rather you just checked it all out. 

When you go to the Legends Parallel or Bill McSciFi merchandise pages, you’ll see new designs, a wider selection, and a cool new McSciFi logo. It’s the one at the top of this newsletter. I’m partnering up with some PR specialists, cleaning up my brand, although still basing it on the original art by Leslie Tejlor, and letting them pimp me like your favorite five dollar hooker. This should be fun.

BONUS! You can now buy my stuff, both Legends Parallel and Bill McSciFi, in the United Kingdom and only pay local shipping. When additional countries get added, I’ll let you know. Until then, international shipping rates apply for everyone else.

Now, back to the important thing that has you on the edge of your seat; the onesies. I talk about them, I’ve noted people have them, but I’ve never shared a pic. Part of that has to do with my inbred reluctance when it comes to showing images of children on the internet. Too many nights in bars with cops spent listening to horror stories.

But, without getting specific, this mommy is near and dear to my heart, and the heart of my girlfriend, and was kind enough to share some awesome cuteness. So, make sure you’re sitting down, and prepare to say AWWWWWWWW, DAT’S SO KEWT!, loudly and often.

More below, so keep going once you stop cooing.




This Saturday, May 9, 2020, I will be a featured author at the LA Book Fest. There will be virtual booths, where you can buy stuff and interact with media mavens, a reading room, where you can hear me read a selection from Book III of The Brittle Riders, and an interactive moment where you can ask me anything. 

That will happen at 4:45 PM (CDT), for just fifteen minutes, and you can hop in just by CLICKING THIS LINK.

Please swing by and say hi. 

As much as I love being locked in a room with my girlfriend, some extraneous human interaction is appreciated.

Still more to come!



Just a quick clarification, the Bill McSciFi gift card is strictly an e-card for now. For all the right reasons.  If we ever stop sheltering inside long enough for me to interact with humans, I’ll get the hard copies. Still, it works just like any other gift card you can buy online. So go ahead, buy lots of them for those you love, tolerate, or possibly know, and have fun.

Additionally, the Bill McSciFi store has become a more popular destination than I might have expected or hoped. Of course, with conventions cancelling around the country, it’s, pretty much, the only game in town. 

However, if cash is tight, and it is for many, our distributor, Nerdanatix, is letting people read their entire line of comics for free, online only. And, as always, I have a collection of short stories, and articles, you can read for free on my blog.

Hopefully, my squishy brain can bring you a little joy during these turbulent times.

A little bit more.



By this time next week I imagine I’ll have a release date for SPLICE, the novel. This has been a fun ride, putting it all together. Those who have read a lot of my stuff, and beta read this, have called it the best thing I’ve ever written. 

I can’t judge. After spending months with something it’s kind of burned out of my brain. By the time I turn something in it’s been beta read, story edited, content edited, rewritten, and and then finalized one last time. It’s like spending too much time with someone. You like them, certainly think they’re cool, but need to get the hell away and have some alone time.

That’s where I’m at now.

Like everything I write, I’ll revisit it in a year or so and hope to say “Well, cool, I guess that didn’t suck.”

Until next week, I’ll leave you with a bit of fun. Every day I, along with Cyril Brown, post #HashtagBingo promos for Hybrid Zero. They’re NSFW, funny, and irreverent. If you want to see the pictures, you’ll have to risk clicking each tweet.

Until next week, stay safe, sane, and indoors.





McSciFi -vs- Grammarly

Newsletter Posted on Tue, April 28, 2020 08:40:17

Welcome New Fans!

I hope everyone is riding this out as best they can. Here in Illinois the “shelter in place” order has been extended until May 31. And some companies that have been able to have people work from home look to continue to do so beyond that date, for all the right reasons. As I’m writing this there are over one million infected and fifty-six thousand, plus, dead. That’s a five percent lethality rate and that HAS to be taken seriously. Add in the fact that testing is spotty, at best, and supplies are short all over the country, and this is going to get worse before it gets better. 

So, please, stay inside.

Now, on to the fun stuff. SPLICE has been offered the chance to be translated into French, German, Italian, and Spanish, at the moment. That’s great news, but means I have to conform the grammar to a standard translators use. And that’s where the fun begins. 

The entire introductory section of the novel is a collection of faux hip hop lyrics, which are designed to be painful to read. Think HIPPITY HOPPITY TIL YOU DROPPITY kind of painful. Grammarly hates every single one. Also, Grammarly isn’t fond of informal speech. So, when I have a twelve year old homeless kid say “ain’t gonna do dat” Grammarly wishes it were “I am not interested in participating in this.” When I introduced a character known only as “old man” Grammarly suggested I consider something not as ageist and possibly gender neutral. Yeah …. no.

There are some placements of commas I can do to make it happy but, after that, it is what it is. SPLICE is an American book, steeped in urban patois, built around military jargon. None of which makes Grammarly pleased. And, since I speak a sprinkling of all the languages, I’m completely befuddled as to how anyone will make it work in them.

But all of the stuff Grammarly hates rocked the hell out of our beta readers. So, I’ll find a happy middle and move on.

Oh, and there’s an official cover now. Peep dat bitches!

More below.



Last week marked the third time in my life that someone bought one of everything I had available, as far as my writing is concerned. Besides being amazingly honored I’m also humbled. To think someone read my stuff and said, “yep, gotta get me some mo o’ dat” (fuck you, Grammarly) is truly the kind of thing that makes this all worthwhile.

Now, that being said, I do need to clarify what can, and cannot, be purchased at the moment.

If you CLICK HERE you can order merchandise I have in stock. It’s all clearly defined online and ships next business day. The Legends Parallel graphic novel ships directly from the printer, but everything else is in my dining room. The last graphic novel I had in stock shipped to the nice lady who bought everything.

That being said, if you CLICK HERE you can order all the cool T-Shirts, onesies, coffee mugs, and so on you want (“desperately need,” I mean), but they won’t ship until Spreadshirt opens their factories. Those factories are located in Pittsburgh and Las Vegas. 

My guess is Vegas will open first, but that’s just a guess at  this point.

Until then, here’s a great video of me holding stuff up and talking to myself, if you’re into that sort of thing. I made it for CyberCon

More fun below, so don’t leave now.



I have received some confusing emails concerning the Bill McSciFi Gift Card. So, to simplify, it’s a gift card. Just like the ones you buy at a store or order online to give as gifts. The only thing different is that, instead of saying Visa or MasterCard, it has my logo and images on it. That’s it. So, if you give someone a $20.00 McSciFi Card they can turn around and buy $20.00 worth of booze, porn, or religious trinkets. Literally, just like they could with any gift card. It’s backed by the people at Square, one of the largest online credit card companies in the world. It’s not something I knocked up in my living room while watching TV.

Hopefully that clears that up.

Lastly, I have been asked to join the gang over at the Sci-Fi Roundtable for a series of podcasts. All of which will focus on real science, uses thereof, and so on. I’ve already recorded one, which is being edited as I type, and am slated for three more. They’re fun, freewheeling, and informative. When release dates become available I will happily share.

Until next week here’s a pic of me and a pretty girl. Please, stay safe, sane, and inside.  See you soon.



Surviving McCOVID

Newsletter Posted on Tue, April 21, 2020 09:50:19

Welcome Back!

It’s good to see you. Hopefully you’re managing to stay safe, sane, and inside, as this nightmare continues on. Today seems like the perfect time to catch up on some stuff that may have fallen by the wayside. 

Bill McSciFi Gift Cards – Yep, they’re real. Just CLICK HERE to get yours. They work exactly like any normal gift cards you get at a store, except they look much cooler. You can order them online, give them as gifts, and use them for anything you want, not only McSciFi gear. Just imagine how wonderful it would be to order your favorite booze for delivery using a McSciFi gift card. Or how impressed your special someone will be when they find one of these in their inbox instead of your usual squirrel memes.

Bill McSciFi Merchandise – If you CLICK HERE you will see an awesome array of delights no home should be without. Since I stocked up for spring conventions, and there aren’t any right now, I have a dining room full of stuff. If you buy anything via this portal it will ship next business day. You can even use your gift card to pay for everything if you wish. This is good for me, good for the post office, and good for your soul.

Bill McSciFi Free Stories – All you have to do is CLICK HERE to enjoy, previously published, short stories, interviews, articles and more. It’s a great way to kill some time, have some fun, and destroy brain cells without alcohol, delivered or otherwise. It’s also the perfect link for you to share with people who may be interested in checking out some McSciFi but not wanting to make a financial commitment at this time.

Bill McSciFi Free Comics – In order to help people stay saner than an emu on acid during the pandemic Nerdanatix is allowing anyone who wishes to preview their entire catalog, online only, for free. That includes all your favorite McSciFi titles; Legends ParallelHybrid Zero: JuggernautHybrid Zero: Jungle GrrlHybrid Zero: Cassandra and the Changeling SwordSvarozic, and Ruh Roh Rangers. Above and beyond all the cool McSciFi joints there are some other incredible talents up there.and there are far worse ways to spend your time. If at all possible, view them on a larger screen. The art is amazing.

Actual news below.



All of the beta reads are done for SPLICE.There were a couple of things readers pointed out that I will add, which will make the book better than it was, but, across the board,  they loved it. Instead of using the format I created for The Brittle RidersSPLICE has chapters, is a quicker read, and is linear. I know, I know, what was I thinking? 

The story, a tale of a young boy abandoned in Omaha who grows up to be the greatest super-villain the world has ever seen isn’t what you might expect. He’s not mentally ill, doesn’t hate everyone, or any of the usual tropes. He makes connections, and choices, as he grows, and is in complete control of who, and what, he becomes. This, near future, sci-fi tale has elements of military fiction as well as traditional thrillers. It was a hell of a lot of fun to write. Hopefully it will be a hell of a lot of fun for you to read.

In any case, this will be finished this week and then sent to the publisher for official cover art (below is just a mock-up), formatting, and placement on the release schedule. Once I get a date you will too.

More below.



The Legends Parallel graphic novel is out and shipping to happy abodes around the country. Two major review sites have added it to their list of awesome things to share and I will post those links once they go live. Right now you can exclusively order copies by CLICKING HERE but, as things return to normal, most of my comics will be available in stores around the country. Nerdanatix has been using this opportunity to introduce buyers around the U.S. to the joys of indie comics. Usually those buyers are too preoccupied with The Man, either Iron or Bat, to pay attention to much else. So, that’s one good thing to come out of this mess.

The people who’ve gotten their copies already have enthusiastically raved about how cool it is. One hundred pages of stories, fan art, original cover art, promo pieces, and a six page photo shoot featuring Phystee Nicole Brown, the body model for Oshun in the comics. 

Just a bit more below.



If all the McSciFi stuff isn’t enough to keep you entertained, the nice people over at Solitaire Paradise have added hundreds of games you can play for free online. I’m addicted to their version of Pyramid Solitaire

Whatever it is you do to keep yourself going doesn’t really matter. What matters is that you find something, enjoy it, and plan on getting used to it. As more and more people shun the sheltering inside orders more and more people will be spreading the disease. Which means more and more people will needlessly die. I don’t want you to be among that number, so please keep staying inside.

My girlfriend has relatives, and I have friends, who are front line medical professionals. They are universal in their disdain for those who deny reality as well as in their fear of this disease. It’s not the flu. You do not drown in your own blood, while your body is wracked with convulsions and brain melting fevers, with the flu. You do with COVID-19.

So, from my family to yours, please, stay safe, sane, and inside.

I’ll see you next week.



McMore McMeet and McGreets

Newsletter Posted on Tue, April 14, 2020 09:27:35

I hope everyone is sheltering in place, staying safe, putting on some weight, and having stupid amounts of nookie. May as well make the best of an odd situation. 

Last weekend I was a featured guest at Geek Out Comic Con and had a blast. On Saturday, I was teamed up with my friend, author and baker extraordinaire, J. Steven Young. We were part of an Authors’ Panel that covered a wide variety of subjects. It was fun, informative, and became a nice way for us to introduce ourselves to tons of people who’d never even contemplated meeting us. Then, on Sunday morning, I sat down with one of the owners of Geek Insider, Matthew, and spent about fifteen minutes spreading the Gospel of McSciFi (KJV). I magically appear around the one hour mark. 

BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE!

Sunday afternoon I joined the staff of ICC Magazine for a rollicking discussion about the indie comic scene, plans for the magazine, and the joys of cosplay. It was, and this is odd, the first time I’d ever spoken to any of them. Until now all of our business has been conducted via text. Anyway, CLICK HERE if you missed it and feel free to join the fun. The comments section is still open.

Make sure to check out the awesome ad page Geek Insider did exclusively for me. They did one for every creator, which is the kind of effort that makes me balk, but mine is the cutest.

Much more to come.

Since I know you can never get enough of me, and I can’t blame you, this weekend I’ll be appearing for three days at CYBERCON. This is the largest event I’ve done, by far, so I’ll  let them tell you about it.

WebTV, the Hangin With Web Show and NSC Live TV with JBauerArt, MBL Entertainment’s Marc B Lee, in partnership with Space Coast Comic Con and HarlequinArts Cosplay & Crafts, are pleased to join together to host CyberCon 2020.

From April 17 thru 19, 2020, CyberCon is a virtual and social media convention, ala “Telethon Style” experience, featuring pop culture artists, authors, comic creators, celebrities, and more packed into a 3 day LIVE Facebook Watch broadcast. No Ticket Required!

Using the latest LIVE broadcasting technologies from BeLive TV, and a fan-based social media sharing strategy, HWWS WebTV and its partners are poised to entertain, share and promote the creative arts, while encouraging our popular culture community to help neighbors and others affected by this terrible health and economic threat.

Stay At Home! Let us bring you: Music, Art, Cosplay, Performances, Guests, Vendors and more right at your fingertips! (April 17-19, 2020) It’s CyberCon 2020 and it’s your time to shine from the warmth of your own home! Join the fun LIVE on Facebook Watch!

If you don’t have Facebook, or just hate it like some of my fans, you can CLICK HERE to watch it on a dedicated web page. How cool is that?

Also, fun side note, all proceeds raised from this event will be donated to the Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s COVID-19 Response Fund, As of this writing the fund has raised over one million dollars. So that’s ever cooler!

More to come.

I’ve been talking about the Legends Parallel graphic novel for a while now. I, fina-fucking-ly, got my copy. Just CLICK HERE to see it sitting on my computer or, if you’d prefer to see me with pandemic hair holding a copy, you can CLICK HERE

You can order it, and much more, just by hitting up my store. For now, that’s the only way to get anything McSciFi related. You go to my store, order something, and then I go down to the post office and mail it to you. I’m happy to do this; I need to get this shit out of my dining room, I need the exercise, and the post office needs the money. It’s a big WIN for everyone.

Until the pandemic passes the shops that make Legends Parallel and Bill McSciFi T-shirts and gear are shut down. However, you can still order now for later delivery.

That said, the print shop which handles all of the Hadithi Sambamba Comix line is family owned and the family lives on the premises. So there are no issues getting you what you want. This means the entire Nerdanatix line is still available and being placed in stores. Believe it or not, there are some still open and the major comic book distributor shut down. In other words, someone’s got to fill those shelves, may as well be us and the rest of the gang at Nerdanatix

As always, the graphic below represents both sales and views and shows what happens when clinically repressed people discover a scandalous version of Scooby-Doo

Currently, you can view everything for free online at Nerdanatix. It’s not as fun as owning it, but it’ll give you something to read and keep you from going bat shit, pardon the pandemic pun, crazy.

Just a little bit more below.

Thanks for taking the time to read all this. I truly hope you’re staying safe, sane, and inside. Until next week, here’s a pic of Kim, the world’s greatest girlfriend, and me prepping for a virtual Easter service.

See you next week.



Much More McSciFi

Newsletter Posted on Tue, April 07, 2020 09:13:59

I hope you, and your loved ones, are sheltering in place, staying safe, and riding this out. My little corner of the multiverse already contains two dead and seven more infected. One of those was told to get her affairs in order but lived anyway. As she later told me “I suck at taking  directions.”

On a related note, if you see a meme or message or post that includes “drink warm water with lemon” to cure, or avoid, Coronavirus, please discard it. It’s a bit of hokum originally foisted on the uneducated back in the 1920s. It wasn’t true then, and it’s not true now.

Also, despite what the president has said, hydroxychloroquine has not shown any efficacy in more stringent tests. In fact, when it works at all it’s mostly in mild cases which, since people survive those anyway, could also be cured by a grape Nehi and a bag of Skittles.

In other words, science is not impressed with the claims. A side note, hydroxychloroquine can kill you if you have a pre-existing heart condition. So, please don’t take it unless you have lupus or malaria and a doctor’s prescription.

Okay, happy stuff below.



Since I’m spending all my time writing, and not being able to sell stuff at conventions, I’ve had to get creative. Last Sunday, the lovely and talented Shelly Lopez, editor extraordinaire, asked me to join her online book fair as a guest and I ended up having a lot of fun. Cool group of people, interesting stories on their varied paths to getting published and, of course, a lot of praise for Shelly. 

To be fair, except for me, they were all her clients. I weaseled in since I’d worked with her husband on The Chronicles of Edgar Allan Poe, one of my better sellers at cons.. 

But, on the subject of cons and lost sales, I have been in talks with a variety of different companies and have come up with some fun things I can share.

Here’s the list:

  • Gift Cards – You can now get Bill McSciFi gift cards that can be used on any McSciFi purchases, and the list that applies to has grown. The cards work just like regular gift cards you buy at the store, so I’m not reinventing the wheel here. They are, currently, digital only, but I will have actual plastic ones you can buy once I can get out and sell them at cons.
  • Autographed Books & Comics – I now have a portal set up through a bank that is secure and easy to use. You simply CLICK HEREpick what you want, pay the amount shown, and off it goes to you the next day. Most deliveries happen inside a week, but I’m asking you to allow two weeks while all this is going on.
  • McSciFi Merch – Just CLICK HERE to get everything from T-shirts to coffee mugs to onesies for your infant. While they are not shipping now, due to the fact Spreadshirt’s facilities have been shuttered temporarily, there are discounts to be had if you pay now and accept delivery after the pandemic passes. 

But wait! There’s more!



As you know, the Legends Parallel graphic novel is out and shipping in the U.S. And, thanks to the efforts of Phystee Nicole Brown, both the body model for Ms. Oshun and our biggest fan, the graphic novel features a fun photo spread of her, exclusive to Hadithi Sambamba, a plethora of fan art, and more. It is a “must have” for any fan. It’s even better as an introduction to the multiverse, since you can read all three stories without interruption. 

As I noted on Facebook the other day, every title in the series, thus far, has posted at number one, sales and views, at Nerdanatix. There’s a reason for that. 

But what fun is having an incredible graphic novel if you can’t promote it?

So, this weekend, I’ll be virtually appearing at Geek Out Comic Con sponsored by the amazing peeps at Geek Insider. For those of you who missed their part of the internet, GI is a pop culture site which covers everything from indie creators, like me, to the vagaries of online gambling. 

The coolest part to me, since I’m a needy geek, was seeing me listed as a special guest in their newsletter this week. Seriously, how cool is that?

This is going to be a great event and already has some big names attached. I feel cooler just being in the same digital room with them. Please come on by and say hi.

A little bit more below.



All of my other projects are moving along apace, and I’ll have some fun news for you next week about a series of online radio shows, a/k/a podcasts, I’ll be doing along with real scientists. So you have that to look forward to.

Until then, you can CLICK HERE to read some of my stuff for free. And, please, go ahead and share that link with people. It’s a great way for them to decide if McSciFi’s right for them. You may be shocked to learn, I know I was, that not everyone thinks they need McSciFi in their lives.

Those people are wrong, but who am I to judge?

Until next week, stay sane, stay safe, and stay inside.



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