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Newsletter Posted on Tue, July 28, 2020 10:05:43

Welcome to the newsletter!

I know everyone has busy lives and things to do, so I’ll try and keep this a little shorter than War and Peace. But, I have to tell you some exciting news. I am proud to announce that the, gloriously NSFWHybrid Zero multiverse has spawned another title. 

It’s called NEUTRINOS and tells the sordid tale of an all female rock band touring the galaxy in a beater spaceship. While all they want is to have sex, consume large quantities of drugs, and play rock and roll, the universe has other plans for them. If you’ve ever wondered how buying an alien goat caller in a flea market could lead to the violent overthrow of a government, this will fill in the gaps for you.

More below.

In non-comic news, SPLICE: HIT BIT TECHNOLOGY continues to gather new fans. The paperback will  be dropping next week and begin being shipped to stores. I can honestly say nothing I’ve written has gotten visceral, and positive, reactions like this book. Based on my emails people seem to believe I went to their homes and kicked them in the groin as they read the last page.

For the record, I haven’t been doing that.

Now, he’s an enigma known only as Splice; a criminal mastermind with unlimited resources, cunning, and guile. A silent force who can make world leaders disappear in a miasma of blood and gore. But how did he get here? Where did he come from? The world may never know, but you will.

My other massive tome, The Brittle Riders, is also being released as a paperback, or useful cudgel – depending on your point of view, and shall soon be pawed by the fawning masses. Or so we hope. There’s a reason this book was voted one of the best examples of world building by Science Fantasy Hub. It takes readers into a place they thought they knew intimately and proves them wrong on every page. 

If David Brin came off a three day tequila bender and dropped acid, he would have written The Brittle Riders. After the death of every man, woman, and child on the planet things get a little weird. Apocalypses are funny that way.

More below.

In, kind of exciting, comic book news, I’ve been fielding calls from comic book stores that are close to reopening, or have recently done so, about stocking Hadithi Sambamba Comix in their stores. In fact the first order just went out. It wasn’t massive, but it was an order. 

And, this is the cool part, it was an order placed by customers. People wanted it, so the store reached out and got it. And we’re starting to see, a little more, similar activity. Right now I can fulfill orders with the stock I have in my dining room, but I’m hopeful we can start direct shipping from the printer soon.

That would be good for our bottom line and the pockets of our creators. 

Well, that’s enough fun for one day. I wouldn’t want to tax your systems. As always, if you know a special someone whose life would be enhanced by owning some McSciFi just CLICK HERE and burn that credit card to a nub.

In all seriousness, thank you for your continued support and stay safe, sane, and inside.

See you next week.

The McPeople are McSpeaking

Newsletter Posted on Tue, July 21, 2020 09:08:00

As the pandemic keeps raging across our nation, and help seems remote – at best, it’s kind of nice to know some good has come out of this mess. People are reconnecting with family members, taking some time away from their digital devices and experimenting with books (it’s how I got addicted back in the 60s so I’m hopeful again), and generally trying to not go insane.

So far so good here at Casa del SciFi. I hope you’re doing okay too.

On the subject of reading, and I kind of am, I thought I’d share some preliminary reviews of SPLICE: HIT BIT TECHNOLOGY.

I couldn’t put it down. An incredible read. – BH

Wonderful book! – WD

For a book without names, it has some memorable characters. – TZ

The ending hit so hard, I’m still shaking. – HE

You get the idea. People are digging SPLICE

More below.

I recently did a radio show with, the legendary, Desiree Duffy. For those who missed it, and that may account for three or four of you, she was kind enough to post a video version online. You can CLICK HERE to see me in all my pandemic glory – the goatee’s looking good – and hear us talk, in depth, about The Brittle Riders

I got to share one fun story, which I’ll share here, in more depth, as well. Thanks to the pandemic people have had more free time. This has led to some unlikely conversations. One such involves me and a young Chinese lady living in England. We met on Twitter. She decided to bolster her grasp of English by reading The Brittle Riders. Given the bad things I do to words in the series, I bend English into four dimensional pretzels, it would not have been my first choice. But, hey, it has an appendix, and context clues are still context clues.

I wished her the best and figured that was that.

I was wrong.

She would reach out to me with questions, comments, and began sharing parts of her personal life. Two people who wouldn’t have glanced at each other were now becoming friends. Well, we all have some serious down time at the moment so we may as well do something positive.

Anyway, she finished The Brittle Riders and gifted me with this gem; “It’s like Frankenstein’s monsters won.”

That is it in a nutshell, with all the historical and social baggage it implies.

If she could make it through twelve hundred pages of apocalyptic dystopia, you can too.

This is a story where old meets new, where religion meets science in an epic story of what happened ‘after’ our world changed. It is masterfully written with attention to detail and it sympathetically manages to bridge the gap between faith and technology.

More below.

Not to worry everyone! I’m still writing comics for Hadithi Sambamba. While it’s true our distributor succumbed to the financial perils of the pandemic, we’re slowly, but surely, working to fill that loss. 

For now, we’re hewing close to the best practices that worked before. That means you can check out titles online for free and order hard copies to be delivered to your sweaty palms. In discussions we’ve had with other comic book companies, we are seeing the landscape change. We will adjust as need be. But, for now, let”s have some fun.

Quick note for the uninitiated, Hybrid Zero is wildly NSFW!

Hybrid Zero: Juggernaut – Almost one hundred pages of awesomeness for you to ogle. The story of a multiverse where consensual sex is lauded, violence is taboo, and a family of genetically modified assassins may be its only hope.

Hybrid Zero: Jungl Grrl – The titular, implication intended, heroine lives on an alien made Earth working in a sex park as she and her best friend parse philosophy, drink beer, and try to stay on the good side of the alien catipuss who’s their boss, Mr. Blome.

Hybrid Zero: Cassandra and the Changeling Sword – A ninety year old, dead, woman is trapped in the body of a young shinobi and preparing to battle her evil twin, who’s not related to her as far as anyone knows, while they ride on an earth located on the back of a turtle. It also has a prostitute who has a degree in engineering. Because …. why not?

Legends Parallel has mature themes and some nudity. It’s up to you how you feel about that.

Legends Parallel – Just in case quantum physics wasn’t violent, or sexy, enough for you. LEGENDS PARALLEL is a, single story, comic book which will span twelve issues. It tells the tale of five Earths, each very different from the others, and the one woman who wants to control them all. A man, his mom, and her lover have to save these worlds. No one said this shit would be easy.

Next, we have the mildly salacious look at the old Scooby Do comics.

Ruh Roh Rangers – Those meddlesome kids are all grown up. A savage satire featuring the work of the 2019 Glyph Nominated artist, Maku Tellez, this is the comic that will ruin your childhood and make your day. Scooby Dooby Don’t!

This next one was written for, and with the help of, teens. LGBTQIA friendly too.

Svarozic – A woman trapped inside a man, a god trapped inside a human. Part of the Independent Creators Connection (ICC) ring anthology. Each character, created by different artists, has an elemental force controlled by a ring. They will try to stay alive as a dark menace hunts them down and tries and steal their powers.

I think that’s enough for now.

Please, stay safe, sane, and inside. See you next week.

Attempting Global McConquest

Newsletter Posted on Tue, July 14, 2020 12:22:22
Welcome Newbies!

It’s always exciting to see new names pop up on the email list. And it’s kind of heartwarming to think people want to be here. Since there are so many newbies I figured I’d change my banner to pics of me. While watching me juggle planets is cool, and a lot of fun to do, it’s not quite what I look like. And, since you’re here, it seems only fair to let you know who you’re sharing the internet with.

This last weekend was a whirlwind of interviews and digital conventions. Well, one of each. 

Still, with planning, and making sure all my stock was ready to be sold, effort was dispersed. 

The first event I e-attended was INDEEvent created by Meredith Loughran, who previously put together the last Geek Insider event which was also graced by my presence. This time, I got to talk about pants; whether I wear them (only on demand), if I like them (not really), and how they influence my writing style. Yes, it’s true, I’m a pantser. That means, while I may have characters in mind when I start writing, I have no plot, no predefined goal, nothing to stop me from writing whatever I, or the characters, want.

As I noted at the event, I tend to throw letters at a screen and pray they turn into words. I worry about the story later. I even did that with SPLICE: HIT BIT TECHNOLOGY despite the fact I was working off an existing property created by Watchdog Entertainment

One odd thing I’ve learned is that unpublished authors always tell me that’s the wrong way to write. Published authors, like the fun people at the cool party, can go either way. 

Oh well, CLICK HERE if you’d like to hear me talk about my pants and the importance of a postage stamp. Seriously, I go on and on about the damn stamp. Or, contrariwise, you can hear a nice lady explain how she writes notes about her notes so her notes have notes all before she writes the story. She is not a pantser. But she is sweet. You know what? Just go listen. It’s fun and you may learn something.

My next event was a one-on-one interview with Desiree Duffy on MyStar95, a Tampa based radio station. This time I actually got to focus on one thing I’ve written; The Brittle Riders. And, boy howdy, was it fun doing a deep dive into that universe. I was able to talk about all the religion I’ve hidden amidst the ruins (TONS!), the various and sundry ways I was able to use linguistic tenses to clarify the points-of-view of the titular characters, and some of the history of the book itself. 

Bonus, there’s some behind the scenes stuff from my days in Chicago radio and shout outs to small towns in Wisconsin. As you know, every radio interview needs shout outs to small Wisconsin towns.

CLICK HERE to schedule a viewing of the podcast, where you can gape in awe at my new pandemic goatee, 

More below.

I know there are some of you asking, “Yo, McSciFi, ya’ll cool and all, but when can we meet you in Nigeria?”

This year was to have been the year that happened but, currently, smart Americans are hunkered down at home and we’re all banned from all international travel in any case. We’re the number one plague nation in the world. So, yeah, we’re doing something great again.

Anyway, I may be physically staying in Chicago but my spirit wanders wide, as does the postal service. 

All of that means I’m joining the, fun and fine, people at Hadithi Sambamba, the publishing home of every comic I’ve written thus far, to put together a prize package for IBADAN COMIC CON

Spare me the cliches. Nigeria is a beautiful country, yes – I’ve been there, and a vibrant culture that’s rapidly emerging on the global market. The chance to get represented there is our first real step to being distributed there and around Africa. Since you can fit all of the United States in the upper left-hand corner of Africa, that’s not a market to be sneezed at.

Come to think of it, given COVID-19, just don’t sneeze at all.

Anyway, the event will open its doors, yes, there will be people gathering, on August 28. CLICK HERE for tickets.

But wait! There’s more!

When I’m not creating fictional dystopian hellscapes I’m writing about the one we live in over at World News Center. Most of the articles there end up being the foundations for my weekly appearances on The Big Wakeup Call with Ryan Gatenby. Click his name to wish him a Happy Birthday.

Last week, I got to talk to the makers, and creators, of NOVID. That’s a free app that helps scientists get ahead of the spread of COVID-19 while supplying you with real time assessments of your risks. I’ve been using it and have to admit to being impressed. Anyone dealing with people on a regular basis should definitely use it. 

It shares none of your personal data. It can’t since you don’t supply any to start with. 

I know it’s scary as hell out there but this is a great way to start to control those fears. If you click THIS LINK you can download the app, write the creators with any questions you may have, or just read more about it. 

Of course there’s a little bit more below.

The whimsical pixies over at Azoth Khem are ramping up promotions for SPLICE: HIT BIT TECHNOLOGYThe Brittle Riders, and, eventually, Goptri of the Mists. Now that the worst of the pandemic is over in the civilized world, they can begin filling bookstores with their content. We all hope they’ll be able to do so in America soon as well. But that’s looking like it’s a ways off at the moment.

Still, if there’s someone in a town, anywhere on the planet, who reads English, we want them to have the chance to read McSciFi. I think it’s the least we can do.

No one asked me, but that’s what I think.

I want to thank each and every one of you for following along and supporting my mad quest to find readers. 

Please, until we meet again, stay safe, sane, and inside.

Oh, and here’s more cuteness for you to ooh and aww at.

More McCuteness

Newsletter Posted on Tue, July 07, 2020 08:09:41
Welcome Newcomers.I have to remind myself that almost two thousand new people have hopped aboard this train in the last four weeks. So I need to bring them up to date while still keeping the regulars who’ve been here all along entertained. And the best way to keep people entertained is to give them cute things to look at. 

Since I ran the second McStupid McContest the nice people at Spreadshirt sent me more masks for children instead of a refund. So I put them up on Facebook and now have more cute photos to share. 

Which, as far as I’m concerned, is totally worth it.

Much more below.

Okay, I hope that’s enough cuteness to hold you for a while. If you missed last week’s sample, you can CLICK HERE to wallow in the sugary coolness. 

Now, on to the fun stuff.

SPLICE: HIT BIT TECHNOLOGY is out and people are liking it. One funny thing is that, after numerous beta reads and two complete edits, the paying customers noticed something the rest of us missed. A postage stamp. 

No, I’m not kidding. It’s a teeny tiny thing, but all the ones who reached out to me brought it up. Thankfully, this is a soft launch, so I can make the correction, add the stamp, and make the world happy. 

Stamps aside, I can’t tell you how much fun I had writing this. I got to try new techniques, immerse myself in a near future world that feels entirely plausible, and generally have a great time. Hopefully, when you read it, all that will come through.

Now, he’s an enigma known only as Splice; a criminal mastermind with unlimited resources, cunning, and guile. A silent force who can make world leaders disappear in a miasma of blood and gore. But how did he get here? Where did he come from? The world may never know, but you will.SPLICE: HIT BIT TECHNOLOGY, the story of how a homeless kid in Omaha grew up to make governments cower in fear.Based on the upcoming feature film from © Watchdog Entertainment ® LLC.

More below.

2020 is shaping up to be a good year for me. As long as you ignore the pandemic and social insanity. Besides SPLICE: HIT BIT TECHNOLOGY, I also have Goptri of the Mists coming out. And that’s going to take a little effort when it comes to getting people to read it. Early responses from beta readers were eerily similar; they loved the book, but initially resisted reading it due to the fact they thought it was about Hindu mysticism.

It’s not. Not even a little.

It’s the prequel/sequel to The Brittle Riders which has recently been released as an omnibus edition.  So, if you need something to bludgeon people with, or just to have for a nice summer read, this fits the bill.

At its essence Goptri is two, linear, stories told simultaneously. One is of the times before Geldish and his merry band of hyper-violent miscreants roamed the world, and the other is shortly after. None of the beta readers were confused by the back and forth threads. And, bonus for the kids in the cheap seats, it’s got a lot more sex and violence than The Brittle Riders, so you’ve got that to look forward to.

It was one thing to maintain order, quite another to inflict tyranny. When that line got blurred one brave soul rose up in protest and set off a chain of events that would eventually lead to a world war, alien robots, and non-dimensional souls. But, before all that could happen, he’d need some bourbon, some luck, and some mists to rule.

More below.

Last, but most certainly not least, the Hybrid Zero multiverse, of graphic novels and comics, is rapidly expanding. Juggernaut, parts 1 and 2, is out along with Jungle Grrl and Cassandra and the Changeling Sword. You can read them online for free when you click the link above. Or you can order hard copies by CLICKING HERE. You’re welcome to do both by the way. Others have and seem pleased with their decision.

The Hybrid Zero multiverse is where consensual sex is lauded, violence is taboo, & a family of genetically modified assassins are the multiverse’s only hope.

One word of warning for the newbies, Hybrid Zero is an uninhibited look at the future. Or, to be blunt, it’s not safe for work, church, school, or any public place where people might look over your shoulder. 

It’s also one hell of a read. 

Next week I’ll have updates on other comic titles and more stuff you can enjoy.

Until then, CLICK HERE to read a bunch of free stuff while you stay safe, sane and inside.

Sugar and Spice is McCute & McNice

Newsletter Posted on Tue, June 30, 2020 09:46:44

Hi Everyone.

Since  SPLICE went live recently this is going to be an action packed, adventure filled, newsletter, so I hope you’re strapped in and ready to go. Oh, okay, maybe not that action packed, and only slightly adventure filled, but still a lot of fun. Last week, the spawns of Tammy and Josh, separate families – Tammy and Josh never met, each won a mask (pics below if you can’t wait). And they’re as cute as you might imagine. Adding  to the fun, a young man named Lucas got his first, age appropriate, McSicFi comic. In this case Svarozic. The story of a woman trapped inside a man and a god trapped inside a human resonated with him as he is on his own journey of discovery. Most teens are, his is just more-so.

Just FYI, if you click the above link for Svarozic you can read it for free online. It’s an eight page character introduction and, as you may have surmised, rated T for Teens.

More below.


It’s here, it’s live, and it can be yours. Just CLICK HERE to get your digital copy of an amazing story. I say that not as someone who wrote it, although I certainly did, but as someone who read it later and was pleased and surprised to realize how well it moved. 

Now, he’s an enigma known only as Splice; a criminal mastermind with unlimited resources, cunning, and guile. A silent force who can make world leaders disappear in a miasma of blood and gore. But how did he get here? Where did he come from? The world may never know, but you will.

SPLICE, the story of how a homeless kid in Omaha grew up to make governments cower in fear.

Soon to be a feature length motion picture from Watchdog Entertainment.

Still more below.

I have been a busy little McSciFi when it comes to promotion. I have done several episodes of the Sci-Fi Roundtable Podcast which will be going live as soon they edit out all my F-Bombs and snide political references. 

Tomorrow, I’m going to record an episode of the Books That Make You Show, which is dedicated to high quality literature, and me, representing multiple genres.

Add these to the pantheon of existing interviews, podcasts, and letter openings I’ve attended, and someone, somewhere, must know my name. At least, that’s the hope.

As always, if you want to get in touch with me you can always respond to this email or visit me on any of the below social media sites.

If you follow along with my daily ramblings you’ll discover I don’t bite, am reasonably potty trained, and am a fan of one special woman and vodka. In that order.

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

If you can’t do that, wear a freaking mask.

McSciFi’s McSecond McStupid McContest

Newsletter Posted on Tue, June 23, 2020 09:05:52

Welcome New Peeps.

Since the last few weeks have seen a dramatic rise in the number of people reading my scribblings, I have to remind myself that not everyone has a clue what the hell I’m babbling about. Take the bizarre title of today’s happy e-blast. Back in December of 2018, I accidentally received two, women’s, Bill McSciFi T-shirts that did not fit my girlfriend. My choices were simple; either get a girlfriend who could wear them, or do something stupid. After a considerable amount of prayer and self reflection, I decided to do something stupid. 

And, boy oh boy, did I do something stupid. I held a month-long event called McSciFi’s McStupid McContest. Anyone who was on my mailing list was automatically entered. Just in case others might want to join the fun I added the contest to sites like Contest Chest, that’s where you can win all expense paid trips to Utah or time shares in Tulsa, and sat back to listen as the crickets ignored me. Instead, almost a thousand people entered, most are still around, and the shirts, along with some autographed comics, were duly delivered to ecstatic beings whom, publicly anyway, species identify as human. 

After the prizes were delivered one unlucky loser went on an epic Twitter rant about how she would have posted nudes of herself reading the comics and pics of her wearing nothing but the shirt. While that level of enthusiasm is appreciated, it wasn’t required then and isn’t appropriate now.

Which brings us up to date.

Now, thanks to an honest mistake by Spreadshirt, I now have two children’s face-masks that I need to do something with., So here’s the deal. 

  1. You will need a child aged four to nine who lives somewhere in the continental United States.
  2. Said child has to be willing to be photographed wearing the mask (it hides a large amount of face, so don’t worry about them being recognized on the internet).
  3. You are responsible for sending me an adorable pic of the putative child wearing the mask so I can use it in an email blast and post on social media.
  4. The child’s identity will remain secret. Kids have enough problems.
  5. If the child isn’t yours, I will need the parent(s) or guardian(s) to sign off.
  6. Above and beyond the children’s mask, winners will also get a signed copy of Svarozic (which is rated T for Teens), an autographed copy of the limited edition manga print of Jungle Grrl (which is rated M for Mature), and autographed copies of the first three issues of Legends Parallel (also rated M for Mature).
  7. In other words, the comics are for the big kids and the masks are for the little ones.

All you need to do is send me an email at, with the name and address of the child. The first two entries I get win. Everyone else gets a warm email of appreciation.

More stuff below that requires no effort on your part.

I’ve been talking a lot about SPLICE. As the author of both the movie script, and the subsequent novel, I must admit I’m, not  only, deeply invested in the project but also quite proud of it. For the last eighteen months you’ve had to take my word on it unless you were one of the lucky beta readers.

However, that’s about to change.

This week, Azoth Khem is doing a soft launch. For those of you who don’t own small publishing companies, that means the book will be available, digitally only, for four weeks on Amazon. It’s a convenient way for them to get interested distributors, and other potential buyers, all the legal info without having to keep track of a zillion emails. For indie companies, it’s a great way to save time and pick up some extra sales while prepping for the real release. 

You can respond to this email letting me know you want to be the first kid on your block with it, and I’ll send you a link as soon as it’s live, or you can stalk Azoth Khem or me every minute of every day until the link is posted. 

It’s all up to you.

More below.

Several of you have written to inquire about my social media presence. I certainly have one. Feel free to click on any link to join the fun.

I do have a You Tube account, but I rarely use it. Putting up a bunch of videos of me chatting isn’t how I wish to invest my time. But, if you really need to see me speak, CLICK HERE and have fun.

A little more below.

Lastly, as much as I enjoy conventions, and as much as I enjoy making stupid amounts of money at them, I will not be attending any in the 2020 calendar year and, maybe, not for a while after that. I need to be convinced our government has the pandemic situation under control and I won’t bring home a disease that will kill my girlfriend.

Killing her seems, somehow, impolite.

If there’s any McSciFi stuff you need, just go to MY STORE and browse the racks. 

I’m truly sorry I won’t be mad pimping my stuff in public, but the safety of my family has to come first.

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

McNews Ewe Ken Use

Newsletter Posted on Tue, June 16, 2020 09:58:09

Hi Everyone.

Two days ago marked the three month mark since I last smoked a cigarette. I have been smoking, on and off – mostly on, since I was eleven. Forty-seven years for those playing along at home. According to medical professionals this is long enough for me to stop having cravings. They are wrong. So very, awfully, wrong. The things I would do for a menthol are legion, and not necessarily legal. Still, I persist in trying to stay healthy and live. And, when I think I should just go buy a pack and say the hell with it, I look at my girlfriend and remember why I quit. So we can grow old together.

Another reason I should stay healthy is my 2020 release schedule. Can’t reap the rewards of my labor if my ashes are parked in an urn.

SPLICE is coming out and I couldn’t be more excited even if I was a puppy on meth. Azoth Khem, the publisher, is finishing some deals to get it the widest possible distribution, and Watchdog Entertainment is well along the path to make this a feature film. The story of a young boy, abandoned in Omaha, who grows up to be the world’s most feared super villain, is unlike anything you’ve ever read. Every move he makes is a conscious decision. The path he takes to get where he does is twisted and thrilling. And, just for fun, involves the old gospel classic This Little Light of Mine.

Also in the pipeline is Goptri of the Mists. The prequel/sequel to The Brittle Riders cuts through time like a hot knife through butter. At its essence it’s two, linear, stories told simultaneously. One is of the times before Geldish and his merry band of hyper-violent miscreants roamed the world, and the other is shortly after. Beta readers really liked it, always a good sign, and none were confused by the back and forth threads. And, bonus for the kids in the cheap seats, it’s got a lot more sex and violence than The Brittle Riders, so you’ve got that to look forward to.

Stuff About Things may get pushed back a little. The collection of short stories, essays, nonfiction articles, and so on is a lot of fun, but we all need to concentrate on the bigger releases right now.

If you want something to prime the pump for you, you can do no better than The Brittle Riders Omnibus Edition. At twelve hundred pages it’s either an excellent summer read or convenient weapon to use when you need to bludgeon interlopers. Honestly, it can be both. As one reviewer noted, “If David Brin came off a three day tequila bender, and dropped acid, he would have written this.

That was meant as a positive review.

More below.

In sad news, Hadithi Sambamba‘s distributor, Nerdanatix, was forced to close its doors last Monday due to the Cornonavirus. Three months with no sales, and a staff that needed to be paid, without getting a small business loan, combined to lay them low.

We will miss K.J. and the crew. They got our comics in brick and mortar stores, thousands of views online, and more. They made us look good every time they stepped out. I know they’re hoping to regroup and give it another shot, but that’s going to take time. Certainly everyone at Hadithi Sambamba hopes they succeed and wishes them the best. 

Now, all that being said, we still have the contract with our printer which allows us to keep costs competitive with all the major companies, we have a store, where people can buy hard copies online, and we have the ability to ship bulk if need be. Overall, we’ll be fine, but we’ll still miss Nerdanatix.

More below.

Once again, if you’re an indie creator who would like to be featured in a national magazine, I know a guy who can make that happen. He’s, quite possibly, the coolest human walking.

Obviously, he’s me.

I’m the Assistant Editor for ICC Magazine. Every three months we release an issue focusing on a variety of aspects of the indie scene. Whether you’re a cosplayer, artist, author, or something else entirely, feel free to reach out to me, via BillMcSciFi (at), to see if we can work something out.

Besides being humble, I’m also easy going.

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

Welcome to McSciFi-Land

Newsletter Posted on Tue, June 09, 2020 09:50:20

Welcome One & Welcome All!

To everyone who joined my email list by signing up for LA Book Fest, thank you and welcome. If, heaven forbid, you’re not thrilled to be here, you can unsubscribe via the link at the bottom.

Thanks to Desiree Duffy, the creator of LA Book Fest, I already know all you new beings, who species identify as human, are wonderful, kind to kittens, and smell good. I guess that means I need to let you know about me. For those of you who’ve been here for a few years, this is going to be like a Greatest Hits email. 

My name is Bill “McSciFi” McCormick. I got the nickname when Amazon screwed up my author account so bad there was a period of time when it appeared I was a country music singing tennis instructor. As you get to know me you’ll realize not much could be further from the truth. 

If you want to read the whole, sordid, tale just CLICK HERE and enjoy. A quick head’s up; it has “naughty” words and mentions porn.

Long story short, as you may have guessed, I write sci-fi. I aim for hard sci-fi but am not above messing with people’s minds from time to time. But, because I aim for it, I’m constantly picking the brains of exceptionally smart people, researching the snot out of topics, all so I can get emails saying “That’s not possible, it said so on You Tube.”

Then I go drink vodka, lots and lots of vodka, and try again.

Above and beyond my sci-fi stuff, I write a nonfiction blog at World News Center which forms the basis for my weekly guest appearance on The Big Wakeup Call with Ryan Gatenby on WBIG-1280 AM. That’s a free wheeling look at pop culture, science, and a comprehensive compendium of all things related to not drinking bleach.

Please, please, don’t drink bleach.

Lastly, I’m the assistant editor of ICC Magazine, which is part of the Independent Creator’s Connection. It’s a, nationally distributed (by Diamond), magazine dedicated to indie authors, creators, artists, cosplayers, and anyone else who is part of the indie community. If you want to be cooler than your friends, feel free to respond to this email to find out if I’ll write an article about you. It’s kind of what they pay me to do, so I’d be happy to work with you.

In general, the people who follow me, and claim to be fans, are all pretty fun. I wrote a humorous look at a future dystopia, which you can hear me read a sample by CLICKING HERE. The kind of people attracted to that are bound to be amazing.

Bonus, they don’t just buy my books, they do some fun stuff. For example, when a group of English fans found out I’d opened an online merchandise outlet in the UK, they posted THIS TWEET less than an hour later. I can promise you it’s the second cutest thing you’ll ever see on the internet.

The cutest thing you’ll ever see on the internet is this pic.

More below.

Yeah, her mom’s starting her on the right path early. I heartily approve.

If you’re not sure if McSciFi is right for you, I’ve set up a permanent blog page with free short stories, interviews, and nonfiction articles. There’s a lot of stuff there, so feel free to bookmark it and circle back when you have some time.

Lastly, if you’re intrigued, check out my web site for a complete list of novels, comics, and graphic novels I’ve written as well as anthologies I’ve appeared in. There’s a bunch. The good news is I don’t self publish, so any mistakes you find are someone else’s fault.

That’s my story and I’m sticking with it.

Thanks for playing in my squishy brain. Please, stay safe, sane, and inside.

I’ll see you next week with all the cool updates on the movie, new novel, and so on.

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