J.M. Guillen’s The Primary Protocol wastes no time in plunging us back into his eldrich world of technologically augmented agents waging a secret battle with Lovecraftian forces that threaten to overrun our rational realm. The cosmic horror of the Vyriim, introduced in Rationality Zero (the spawn point of this series), have threaded their nightmarish tentacles further into our world, seeking a beachhead, and as The Primary Protocol begins, we—and protagonist Michael Bishop—are already right in the thick of it. [Read more…]
Archives for July 2015
Hello, geek-folk! It’s about time for another Guest Geeks post, and this time I’ve got someone here who’s going to give you a bit more science in your science fiction. His name is Massimo Marino, a fellow sci-fi author who’s got at least one up on me in that this guy has actually worked at CERN. You’ve probably heard of CERN: it’s where they’ve got the Large Hadron Collider, and aside from it being used to help create gods in Zeus Is Dead, they also use it in the real world to do actual science that’s even more interesting!
But Massimo’s here today to talk more about the science of a slightly different topic. I’ll let him take it from here… [Read more…]
I wasn’t expecting much out of Ant-Man. I really wasn’t. Understand that this is coming from a guy who’s seen and enjoyed (to varying degrees) all of the Marvel cinematic universe, but who’s never really read comic books. After I saw Iron Man for the first time, a friend had to explain to me who the Avengers were, and he made mention of Thor. “The actual god Thor?” I asked. “Like, running around with a guy in an iron suit? How are they even on the same level?” I’d thought that a Thor movie couldn’t really work, to say nothing of the eventual team-up with everyone in the Avengers. [Read more…]
So after my wanting to not go so long between chapters, I…went a long time between chapters. But it’s not my fault! I’ve been away at the Pacific Northwest Writers Association Conference for the past 4 days. Great conference. Exciting stuff that I can’t yet tell you about. But I didn’t have time to read Percy Jackson! But now, without further ado, let’s get to the 16th chapter in Michael Reads Percy Jackson: The Titan’s Curse…
We Meet the Dragon of Eternal Bad Breath
Many years ago I entered one of the quarterly “24 Hour Short Story” contests at Writers-Weekly.com. Essentially, the idea was to write a story based off of a single first line, no longer than the given word limit (1,000 words in the case of that particular contest), within 24 hours. Now I am by no means a fast writer. It may or may not have taken me forty-five minutes just to write the last three sentences. But it sounded like fun, and 1,000 words was surely doable.
Harassing the homeless, underwater seal wrestling, and revelations that knock me sideways. Also, I threaten Percy with an eggplant. All this and a little more in part 15 of Michael Reads Percy Jackson: The Titan’s Curse, which some may call…
I Wrestle Santa’s Evil Twin
This wound up being another stream-of-consciousness post, and it kind of just kept going, so it’s going to be more of a small river-of-consciousness post. Creek-of-consciousness? Yeah, let’s go with that. You can’t go wrong with alteration, after all. [Read more…]