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Newsletter Posted on Tue, March 31, 2020 09:10:00

As our government, based on the advice of one doctor, who has a You Tube video – no, I’m not drunk, is rolling out a treatment plan for COVID-19 that has serious, i.e., lethal, side effects for people with heart conditions, and can do bad things to healthy people if dosed incorrectly, I strongly advise you to ensure your doctor did not get their degree from an online university cum adult dating site.

Here in McSciFi-land, the multiverse’s coolest amusement park, we’re hunkered down, following the instructions from the adults in the room, a/k/a the CDC and WHO, and we’re doing okay. Our primary concern derives from the fact we’re both excellent cooks, and we’re bored. By the time this pandemic passes we may look like parade floats. Still, we’ll get through this and you will too if you just follow the simple directions; stay inside, stay away from people, and wash your hands.That link will take you to a variety of musical alternatives you can use instead of singing Happy Birthday twice into a mirror. 

I’m here to help.

Okay, so last weekend I appeared, virtually speaking, at Stay Home Con and Con From Home. Due to the international nature of the events, and lack of a defined payment portal, sales didn’t happen. At least not directly. People did go to Amazon and buy stuff. And that’s great. Kind of. You see, if I sell a novel directly I earn about $10.00. If it sells through the Zon, I take home less than a buck. Oh well, there were upsides.

Here’s my breakdown of positive interactions:

  • 30+ new followers on Twitter
  • 18 new followers on Instagram
  • 1 new follower on my Facebook fan page (no one uses Facebook for anything other than family any more)
  • 3 new followers on my Twitch channel (which I just started four days ago)
  • 60+ new subscribers to this email list. I have not compared that number with people who added me on social media, but some are obviously exclusive to this total.

So, hi newbies. Here’s hoping you enjoy all I have to offer.

That said, my interactions with people were fun, occasionally informative, and helped kill some time. All of which means … drum roll please … I’M DOING IT AGAIN!!!

On April 11 & 12, I’ll be a featured guest at Geek Out Virtual Con, sponsored by Geek Insider, an internationally renowned web site dedicated to pop culture. I’ll be giving away some cool SWAG to lucky winners and hanging out with the happening hep cats around the virtual water cooler.  Hope to see you there.

Some cuteness below … but you were hoping for that, weren’t you?

I debated on sharing this, but it’s too fun, and kind of sweet, not to. I found out a young Japanese lady is using The Brittle Riders to learn English. While that struck me as an odd choice, since I make up some words and horribly bend others, she’d already dove into it and had questions.I quickly figured out her grasp of the language was solid, she just never learned to read or write it. Okay, I can work with that. And I did.

Nonetheless, discovering the hyper violent, and dismissively sadistic, scenes featuring the villain sound cute as the Dickens when read aloud by a young lady with a Japanese accent (think Sailor Moon reading war reports), just tied it all together in a pretty bow.

Seriously, she has the perfect voice for anime, which makes my dystopian nightmare sound kind of awkwardly innocent.

For the record, I’ve set up a Google Hangout with this email if you want to say hi. That”s how she contacted me. Just give me a head’s up before you call, if only to make sure I’m wearing pants and not working on my twerking skills.

A little bit more below.

One fun note, I was described, at Con From Home, as a “Creator of fun apocalypses and bent multiverses. Not for the faint of heart.” That works.

I’m stealing it.

In the meantime, I know you’re going a little stir crazy. I can’t really blame you. While my twerking skills are developing nicely, I think you might be better served by reading some of my stuff for free. Just CLICK HERE to read short stories, interviews, and some nonfiction.

You can also go to NERDANATIX to read a ton of comic books for free, online only. Obviously, I want you to read mine, and then buy them as gifts for your 100 closest friends, but there are some amazing talents up there and now’s a good time to discover them.

Thanks for following along. I’ll see you next week.

Oh, yeah, this is me without hair care products, dye, or any shame.

Happy Pandemic Everyone!

Con Updates & Schedules

Newsletter Posted on Thu, March 26, 2020 07:22:14

The people putting together the two cons I will be appearing at this weekend have been juggling flaming bowling balls to make it all work. And they have managed to do this without even getting singed.

So, here we go:

For Con From Home I will be available from 12:00 until 5:00 PM (CDT) via Google Hangouts. There’s even a QR code, below, if you’re feeling sassy. The link takes you directly to me. I will have video chatting turned on so you can see my natural hair color, thanks COVID-19, and also see the stock I have stored throughout our home.

For Stay Home Comic Con I’ll be available by email,, all weekend and will be hosting a live stream about writing at 9:00 AM (CDT) on my Facebook page which will be carried on several other streaming platforms that you can access via their site. 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. I’ll be setting up my apartment to look like a convention booth for the next couple of days, as well as recording another exciting episode of The Big Wakeup Call with Ryan Gatenby, so I’ll have nothing but free time to share recipes and so forth. 

Just kidding. I’ll happily make time for you. It’s that other jerk I’m avoiding.

Okay, back to the grind. See you next Tuesday.

McTwice as Nice

Newsletter Posted on Tue, March 24, 2020 10:26:54

Nothing’s Keeping McSciFi Down!

Strap it in kiddies, you and I’ve suddenly got a ton of stuff to share. As you may have heard, there’s this thing called COVID-19 which is rudely traversing the globe and killing people without their permission. It’s even been so mean as to infect people who don’t believe in it. 

That said, it’s also put a crimp in my appearance schedule. I was planning on cutting back, a little, but not so much that I ended up living in a room surrounded by cartons of my own creations. Which is kind of where I’m at right now. I tend to do well at conventions so stocking up when I could seemed prudent. Of course, way back in those innocent times, the world was a hair more sane. Not much, but still …

Anyway, this weekend, March 28 & 29, I will be appearing, virtually, at two separate conventions. Each has a slightly different focus and different methods of presentation. The first, CON FROM HOME, is set up a like a traditional con. There are vendor booths you can peruse and presentations you can attend. Your mouse is your gateway to all the fun. Hover and click, baby, just hover and click.

The second convention, Stay Home Comic Con, is based in the Netherlands and is aimed at commercial buyers, such as licensors and distributors, as well as you and your friends. I will be live streaming on Sunday Morning at 9:00 AM (CDT) and discussing common writing mistakes. Since my Facebook page is public, and I’ll be using that for the root stream, all you need do is click THIS LINK Sunday morning (feel free to bookmark it now if you wish), and follow along. You need not be my Facebook friend to enjoy everything. While I won’t be able to see people, I can interact with everyone who types in a message. So you can be as naked as you want to be and I’ll never know.

Actually, that applies most of the time now that I think about it.

One fun thing, that you can check out now, is that I was required to update my Instagram page so it has a big old ad for all things McSciFi. They will be using it as part of their promotions and the panels I put up are really kind of cool. 

All sales will be the cost of the book (or books) plus shipping. The deal is I have to ship anywhere in the world, and I will be doing that. I have basic postal rates for the planet and will let people know what they’re in for before I take their money. And, since everything’s here, it can be autographed upon request.

Even if you’re not buying anything, I’d love if you dropped by and said hi at one of them.

More below.

Since I have fans who are raging masochists, and I think all writers should follow my lead in this regard, there are people on this Earth who thought The Brittle Riders trilogy should be compiled in one giant omnibus edition. Because nothing says “I love you” like the gift of 1200 pages of dystopian fun. Seriously. There’s nothing like it. 

Thanks to them, and may God love each and every one, it exists. All you need do is CLICK HERE to get your digital mitts on it. Paperback should be available next week. 

One quick note; if you’ve read the original trilogy, this is different. It’s formatted as a single story, has had gorgeous bio-hazard graphics added where there used to be story breaks, and has been completely typeset differently. It is, as it was meant to be, a completely linear read. I don’t know what they’re going to charge for the paperback but I can promise you it’ll be $5.00 too little. Seriously, I have to give props to Azoth Khem, this thing looks amazing!

A brilliant man hosted a party. It was such a good party that it culminated in the death of all humanity. That story is boring and oft-told. This is not that story. This is the story of what happened next. The Brittle Riders, apocalypses are funny that way.

Just a little bit more below

A few updates on the projects I have forthcoming.

SPLICE is finishing up at the editor’s and will be available for beta reads. If you’d like to be a beta-reader, just email and I’ll hook you up. As always, beta reads need to be done kind of quickly. If you’re looking for a summer read this isn’t it. We need to know what needs to be fixed before it gets published. All beta copies will be in PDF format.

GOPTRI OF THE MISTS: KITAAB EK is close to being completely formatted. While I joke that this is the musical answer to the question no one asked, “What would happen if The Brittle Riders was set in India?” it’s really a stand alone series. Although set in the same universe, it has all new characters, a villain you’re really going to hate, and a wedding scene that made all nine beta readers fall in love again. It also has sex squids and sweetbreads. All I can promise you is that it’s different than what you’re expecting. Make sure to BOOKMARK AZOTH KHEM so you can follow along as things develop.

ENVY, the first of the Seven Deadly Sins series I’m doing for New Wave Comics, is finally out of development hell and headed for a Kickstarter as well as a life outside my mind. In case you missed it when I first wrote about it, this series of comics will be aimed at teens, contain morality stories, and still be rip-roaring fun. It’ll have demons, angels, kids who are smarter than both, and so on. Quite honestly, I had a blast creating it.

JARHEAD, my USMC themed masterpiece steeped in the mysticism of the afterlife, just trust me on this, is being colored and lettered as I type. I will be presenting samples of this title this weekend to give people a taste of what’s coming. It will be the flagship title for Breaking Chains Comics. If you can’t wait, just click the company link to see a few pages. I won’t hold it against you.

I think that’s enough for now. As always, thank you for following along. Your support means the world to me.

See you next week!

More Gnus Ewe Ken McUse

Newsletter Posted on Tue, March 17, 2020 09:43:04

Hi Everyone!

While I would prefer to do a deep dive in the fantabulous multiverse of me, I feel the need to step back and address all of the bat shit information that’s been spewing from the internet. First, the disease has nothing to do with bats. Or their shit. Or anything else bat related. And making fun of a country whose cuisine includes bat soup, when you live in a country that calls deep fried bull testicles a delicacy, is just fucking racist. And, yes, those links are to real recipes.

Last week I appeared on Some Like It Hot with Nakia Niteshade to discuss politics, pandemics, plagues made of poverty, my sex life, and more. It’s all useful information and, occasionally, funny. But, if that’s a little too warm for your form, I also was on The Big Wakeup Call with Ryan Gatenby the week before where we noted the vodka I drink is not the same as the alcohol in hand sanitizers, so you should never waste good vodka on a bad idea. 

Okay, so what should you do?

Not panic is a great start. Seriously, calm your shit down. This is bad, but it’s not Armageddon level bad.

Second, listen to the Google.


Help stop coronavirus

  1. HANDS Wash them often
  2. ELBOW Cough into it
  3. FACE Don’t touch it
  4. FEET Stay more than 3ft apart
  5. FEEL sick? Stay home

Now, here’s where we get to the tough part. Due to our current administration’s limits on information the public is being kept in the dark. Fortunately, a high school kid named Avi Schiffmann created a web site that tracks Coronavirus related information and displays it in real time. It’s more accurate than any government agency’s, feel free to read that again, and all you have to do is CLICK HERE and then bookmark it.

Or, if you prefer your pandemic survival kit to be narrated by a hamster, just CLICK HERE for John Oliver’s show about the whole thing. Trigger warning, our president does not come off well in this episode, and he really shouldn’t. The promised masks and tests still don’t exist. The promised help for small and medium sized businesses is still sitting on Mitch McConnel’s desk and shows no signs of leaving. The six weeks wasted telling people that this is nothing but a basic flu are six weeks that prevented medical professionals from doing their jobs. 

Lastly, for detailed, and accurate, information about what the virus is and is not, head over to the World Health Organization‘s website. 

Quick summation; COVID-19 (so named since the Novel Corona Virus was discovered in December of 2019, although there’s anecdotal evidence it may have arrived a few months earlier) is not the most lethal virus ever, that would be Ebola which kills 50% of the people it infects. COVID-19 kills about 2%. But, and you knew there was a but, it spreads much faster than Ebola or most any other virus. By comparison, the N1H1 outbreak a few years back infected 50,000,000+ people, killing 12,000+. If COVID-19 hits that mark there will be over a million dead. So, that’s why some very smart people are taking career hits to make sure that doesn’t happen.

More below.

Now, some fun news. My voice has been called sexy, sultry, rambunctiously raspy, and kind of scary. No matter where your opinion lies, it’s my voice and I’ve learned to live with it. Now, in a cool and exciting development, I’ll be turning SPLICEThe Novel into an audiobook. As of this writing it’s exclusively meant for investors and business associates. 

But I know the nice people who like paying me also like making money, so I imagine this will be made public sooner rather than later as long as I manage not to screw it up.

To make this happen I have turned my living room into a pro-level voice over booth. Having worked in radio for forty years I am well aware of what such a beast should look, and sound, like. And this beast does what’s asked of it.

Admit it, you’d pay good money to hear me read aloud the whimsical lines “Hippity Hoppity until you Droppity!” or “Girl gonna need that D, love that D, lick that D, Girl …

Even more below.

This week marks only the second time in three years that a Top 9 list has been released by Nerdanatix without a Legends Parallel title on it. I imagine that will change once we get the graphic novel 100% live. But, as always, $20 plus shipping means you can have it for your very own. It’s 100 pages of awesome! Just email to make that happen.

That said, seeing Cyril Brown get all the love, and then some, is truly something that brings me joy. He’s been developing his, gleefully NSFWHybrid Zero multiverse for the last decade. Seeing people finally being exposed to it, pun intended, and loving it like they do, makes it all worthwhile.

#1 – Hybrid Zero: Jungle Grrl
A nice girl works in a futuristic sex park with her best friend and a dinosaur clone

#2 – Hybrid Zero: Juggernaut
The fun multiverse where sex is lauded, violence is taboo, and a family of assassins is our only hope

#7 – Hybrid Zero: Cassandra and the Changeling Sword
A 96 year old dead woman is now a teenage shinobi on another Earth

#8 – Ruh Roh Rangers
The comic that will ruin your childhood and make your day. Scooby Dooby Don’t!

Just a little bit more below. 

Lastly, allow me to remind you that you can check out a nice collection of  my short stories, nonfiction, and interviews, just by CLICKING HERE. You might want to bookmark that as well. There’s a lot to get through.

Really, it’s a ton.

But, the content ranges from critically acclaimed to award winning, so I’m happy to share.

If you feel the need to justify your McSciFi fetish to others, feel free to send them this link to a video chock full of reviews. It also has pretty colors and a catchy song.

Even catchier than the 1981 masterpiece featuring me, Patswilly’s Psycho For Your Love. That’s the really, extra super, great gosh almighty, kind of catchy.

Again, and as always, thank you for your continued support. I’ll see you next week.

Stay safe, stay in, and stay extraordinary!

Exciting New McStuff

Newsletter Posted on Tue, March 10, 2020 10:45:46

Where to begin, where to begin? There’s all sorts of cool stuff to share today. I guess I’ll start by fulfilling the fever dream of the three lonely masochists who begged for this; THE BRITTLE RIDERS: TRILOGY (Omnibus Edition). This is almost twelve hundred pages of dystopian fun. I’ll let the nice people over at Azoth Khem get you up to speed.

A brilliant man hosted a party. It was such a good party that it culminated in the death of all humanity. That story is boring and oft-told. This is not that story. This is the story of what happened next. The Brittle Riders, apocalypses are funny that way.

The Brittle Riders has been described as the book David Brin would have written had he come off a three day tequila bender and dropped acid. That’s some high praise right there.

Also, as far as I know, Mr. Brin neither drinks tequila nor drops acid.

Quibbles aside, The Brittle Riders was meant to be read front to back as one singular story. Unfortunately I threw too many words at a screen and Azoth Khem ended up having to cut it into three books. Now, it’s back together and being promoted to brick and mortar stores all over the English speaking patches of the globe. 

Also, thank you for your prayers for Azoth’s president, Nancy Chandler. She is now back among the living and looking to conquer the world.

There’s more, oh so much more, below.

Last week I sat down with Twitch legend, Instagram’s favorite daughter, and my old friend, Nakia Niteshade over on Spotify to talk about stuff. Her, wildly popular, podcast, SOME LIKE IT HOT, covers topics I normally have to keep to myself. So, instead of chatting about how much fun it is to edit the word “fuck” out of my young adult submissions, and it is sometimes, we talked about my takes on God, politics, our personal history, and then we talked about my writing.

But, because Nakia is who she is, and the show is called SOME LIKE IT HOT and not WHO LOVES BEIGE?,she ends the show with five, deeply personal –  slightly risque, questions. I’m not special, she does it every episode. It’s kind of the point of the thing. 

So, if you’re one of those people who think they need to know a hell of a lot more about me than they already do, she certainly learned something about me she’d never considered, here you go.

CLICK HERE to take a fun, hour long, deep dive into my squishy brain.

Still more below.


The nice people over at Nerdanatix have changed things up a bit and now post the #1 comic on it’s own thread and then list #’s 2 through 9. Even so, Hadithi Sambamba continues its dominance in the indie comic world with four titles represented in the top nine positions. Rankings are based on online reads, sales, and licenses.

To read any title, all of these are Rated “M” for Mature, just click on “Read Chapter” at the bottom of the page you’re at via each link.

#2 – Hybrid Zero: Cassandra and the Changeling Sword
96 year old dead woman is now a teenage shinobi on another Earth

#3 – Hybrid Zero: Juggernaut
The fun multiverse where sex is lauded, violence is taboo, and a family of assassins is our only hope

#5 – Hybrid Zero: Jungle Grrl
A nice girl works in a futuristic sex park with her best friend and a dinosaur clone

#6 – Legends Parallel
A man, his mom, and her lover have to save the multiverse

Still more below.

If you want to have some fun, and who doesn’t, CLICK HERE to follow along with Hybrid Zero’s Hashtag Bingo thread on Twitter. Each tweet features popular hashtags of the day, often blended into little stories, dedicated to promoting, or “mad pimping” if you will, the various aspects of the Hybrid Zero multiverse. It’s fun, occasionally profane, just as often profound, and always insightful.

Just one more below.

Lastly, the Legends Parallel graphic novel is here. For a mere twenty bucks, plus four-fifty (USD) shipping and handling, this one hundred page slab of awesomeness can be yours. It features all three issues of Legends Parallel, fan art, the original covers, without text, created by Alexander Malyshev, some behind the scenes stuff you’ll love, and a four page photo spread featuring Phystee “The Model” BrownPhystee was kind enough let us use her image when we created the character Oshun

Take a gander at a sample of the shoot below, then send me all your money. Email me at to get options on how to send me  your, hard earned, cash. I offer many.

Thanks again for all your support and I’ll see you next week.

Catching Some Global McLove

Newsletter Posted on Tue, March 03, 2020 08:17:52

We’re having an amaze-balls week here in McSciFi-Land. Let’s just dive into the juicy stuff. Last Saturday I was informed I’d been selected as one of the Who’s Who of Emerging Writers. The nice people at Sweetycat Press, a nonprofit publisher, assemble lists of authors, collect bios, and then pare the list down until they’re satisfied. They don’t charge authors, nor do they allow any to promote themselves to the panel. Basically, you’re either accepted or not, you have no say in the process. 

And I like that. I can do nothing with the best of them. And to get global recognition for doing nothing is just the icing on the cake.

They will be releasing a book, containing the biographies of the 110 authors selected, on May 1 and I will post links when it’s live. They were aiming to select 200, but they wouldn’t add authors just to pad the totals. Of the accepted authors I have met since then I can honestly say they truly are global. And diverse as diverse can be. No one genre dominates the list, and some of the stuff I’ve been able to check out so far makes me wonder how I got in. There are some incredible talents here. 

The image below is a screenshot of the rules. You’ll note they exclude all self published authors. While I know some successful authors who self publish, I can also understand Sweetycat’s concerns. It’s hard to verify claims if a single person is controlling the narrative. 

Much more below.

In other exciting news, the primary distributor for the comics I write, Nerdanatix, has partnered with ICC Magazine, a happy zine that includes me as its Assistant Editor, to create an indie PR Juggernaut. Not to be confused with Hybrid Zero: Juggernaut. As Nerdanatix has grown it’s been able to add more brick and mortar stores while increasing its digital footprint. Meanwhile, ICC Magazine has been attracting bigger names, and garnering the attention of companies that have an international presence, while still remaining staunchly indie.. 

This is a great example of the right thing happening at the right time. Add in the fact that the entire partnership now has an exclusive printing company, Valor Printing, LLC., and they suddenly become the one stop shop for indie creators. Distribution, promotion, and printing all under one roof. Which has already brought costs down so, once again, I win for doing nothing.

This is not a bad trend as far as I’m concerned.

In the meantime, Hadithi Sambamba continues its dominance in the indie comic world with four titles represented in the top nine positions at Nerdanatix. Rankings are based on online reads, sales, and licenses.

To read any title, note all are NSFW, just click on “Read Chapter” at the bottom of the page you’re at via each link.

Legends Parallel
A man, his mom, and her lover have to save the multiverse

Hybrid Zero: Cassandra and the Changeling Sword
96 year old dead woman is now a teenage shinobi on another Earth

Hybrid Zero: Jungle Grrl
A nice girl works in a futuristic sex park with her best friend and a dinosaur clone

Hybrid Zero: Juggernaut
The fun multiverse where sex is lauded, violence is taboo, and a family of assassins is our only hope

Still more below.

Finally, Splice is in the final round of edits and should be made available to beta readers sometime next week. If you’d like to be one just email BillMcSciFi@gmail.comGoptri of the Mists has been edited and beta read and is now being formatted. No easy task with that massive tome. Just formatting the appendix has been a multi-week task and isn’t 100% done yet. 

Seriously, I need to cut back on the caffeine. 

Also, if you have a spare prayer, please send it to Nancy Chandler, president of Azoth Khem Publishing. She’s been fighting some health issues, along with a botched surgery, and could use a little rainbow power to help her along. Or bourbon. She’ll gladly accept bourbon.

Other than that, the ongoing negotiations on a few fronts are still ongoing and I don’t see them wrapping up any time soon. That’s not a bad thing, everyone’s just being thorough. There are a lot of moving pieces and we’re tackling them one by one. 

Until next week, thank you all for your continued support. Without you I’d probably be pushing a broom and wearing a paper hat instead of sitting around without pants and getting paid to throw letters at a screen and pray for words.

I like this better.

Have a great week everyone!

McRockin’ & McRollin!

Newsletter Posted on Tue, February 25, 2020 08:26:09

Good Morning Everyone!

The Legends Parallel graphic novel has taken of a bit of a life of its own. Which makes this all fun. It also makes it a full one hundred pages as opposed to the ninety-six we planned. Above and beyond the high rez versions of the comics, fan art, concept art, and generally cool stuff, we’re adding a photo-shoot from Phystee “The Model” Brown, as opposed to Phystee “The Random Lady I met in Church” Brown like I originally wanted. Just kidding. By the way, it’s pronounced Feisty. And, for the record, I’ve known Phystee for a bit. I knew I wanted her, and no one else, to be a part of this. She’s been one of our biggest supporters, has become a true friend, and looks amazing naked.

If you don’t believe me, just check out this, mildly NSFWvideo teaser for the graphic novel.

So, for these next four days, and for these four days only, you can pre-order your copy of the graphic novel for $20.00 (USD) and get free shipping anywhere in the U.S.,I might lose money on Guam, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and the rest, but it’s worth it. 

You’re worth it.

All you have to do is email me directly at, and I’ll shoot you an invoice, It’s that simple. Every order will be dropped shipped directly from Valor Printing so you’ll have your copy before the stores that carry us or anyone else. 

If you want it autographed, I can do that, it’ll just take a little more time.

More below.

Speaking of awesome comics, and Legends Parallel is an awesome comic if you missed the memo, all of the Hadithi Sambamba titles have been getting some serious love. Five of the top nine indie comics, as tabulated by Nerdanatix, belong to them. The rankings are based on a combination of views and sales.

You can check out each title, at your leisure, via the links below. I will say this, Hadithi Sambamba puts a lot of effort into getting some of the best artists around. Viewing their work on a phone doesn’t do it justice. Try and find a larger screen if you can.

To read any title, just click on “Chapter” at the bottom of the page you’re at via each link.

Legends Parallel
A man, his mom, and her lover have to save the multiverse

Transgender superhero in Russia

Hybrid Zero: Cassandra and the Changeling Sword
96 year old dead woman is now a teenage shinobi on another world

Ruh Roh Rangers
A, not safe for work, Scooby Doo parody

Hybrid Zero: Jungle Grrl
A nice girl works in a futuristic sex park with her best friend and a dinosaur clone

Hybrid Zero: Juggernaut
Juggernaut, where sex is lauded, violence is taboo, and a family of assassins is our only hope

More below.

I have several flaming bowling balls that I’m juggling, but the big one at the moment, SPLICE: The Novel, is at the editor’s office being edited. Since that’s what editors do, all is well.

The next big one on the list, GOPTRI OF THE MISTS, is also being edited by nice people who probably have created vudu dolls  in my honor. The brain bending prequel/sequel to THE BRITTLE RIDERS has been hailed by pre-readers, but is a nightmare to edit. It has to conform to the existing trilogy plus its own timeline, which is actually two, disparate, timelines, and eventually make sense when it’s all pieced together.

As a friend commented, it’s like a one thousand piece jigsaw puzzle when all the pieces are white.

I’m sorry doesn’t really cover what I owe the editors in this case.

But I do firmly believe it will be worth their effort. 

More below.

Thanks so much for all your support. If anyone is interested in being a featured creator in ICC Magazine, just shoot me an email and I’ll pass your info to the editor.The basic requirements are; (1), upcoming release; (2), press kit; (3), bio; and (4), a willingness to answer pointed questions like “What color socks make you feel sexy?”

As a quick FYI, negotiations are still ongoing for foreign distribution of the comics. Unlike many other indie creators, who tend to be insular crews, there are a lot of people involved here and all have to sign off on the final deal. 

That said, everyone’s still talking and hope springs eternal.

Have a wonderful week and I’ll see you next Tuesday.

Spreading the McLove

Newsletter Posted on Tue, February 18, 2020 08:23:40
Welcome Back!

It’s been a fun week in McSciFi-land, still the multiverse’s weirdest amusement park. This week I was contacted by comic book distributors in two different countries about expanding the McSciFi brand. I’ve received offers for foreign distribution before and all of them would have set us back thousands of dollars with no real way to know if we could recoup. 

These are different.

And, because they’re different I’m paying closer attention.

Close enough to sign non-disclosure agreements and start looking at numbers.

The one question they each had was “How are you doing on Nerdanatix?” That’s a question that comes with verifiable answers, so it’s a good one. When you see the graphic immediately beneath this paragraph, you’ll understand why they were impressed and why we’re talking.

More fun below.

As long as we’re talking comics, this is a great time to remind you that Hadithi Sambamba is offering free shipping on any pre-orders of the, now 100 pageLegends Parallel graphic novel which is dropping on March 1, 2020. The graphic novel will have all three issues of the comic released thus far, plus fan art, character designs, unlettered covers, hat tips to the models who posed to help us define the characters, and an exclusive photo layout featuring Phystee Nicole Brown, the woman who became the avatar for Oshun in the comics. Or Oshun became her avatar. Either way works.

CLICK HERE for a heart stopping, mildly NSFW, video of the whole affair.

Legends Parallel is the perfect series for people who thought that quantum physics wasn’t violent, or sexy, enough.

You can place your order simply by emailing

More below.

In non-comics news, SPLICE is heading to the editor this week, which is slightly ahead of schedule, but not enough for anyone to relax. GOPTRI OF THE MISTS is being edited, but that one’s going to take a bit. Besides bending the English language in directions it was never intended to bend, there’s also a ton of science that needs to be vetted. Even so, we’re moving forward.

When I get these two completely off my desk, I’m going to circle back to THE KIND: FROM CHICAGO TO CHICAGO. That’s going to be a look at the Chicago music industry from 1978 to 1984, focusing on one band that everyone, including me, thought was going to be the next major label signing. 

How and why that didn’t come to pass is a fascinating story and one that I look forward to sharing with you.

More below.

Lastly, I know everyone likes to save a buck when they can. Right now, until February 24, you can get 15% off anything in any of my stores. Just head over to Bill McSciFi or Legends Parallel to take advantage of this offer. 

Impress your friends, belittle your enemies, and look cooler than any pseudo-human you meet. Not even the lizard people, in their human suits, will look as good as you.

See you next week!

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