Audiobook Deal!

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Pleased to announce I have officially signed with Podium Publishing to produce the audiobook versions of The Landkist Saga.

Podium is the award-winning audio producer behind Andy Weir’s The Martian and some of the bestselling Independent authors in the genre, and routinely propel their Fantasy and Sci-Fi catalogue to the top of the bestsellers charts. They are known for high production values, innovative marketing and they have been extremely pleasant to deal with early into our business relationship.

Production timelines and release date TBA. Let the casting begin!

Spider-Man: Homecoming Understands its Hero … and Soars Because of It

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Spider-Man is and always has been my favorite superhero. Much of that is owed to growing up in the 90s and early aughts, but in my view, Spidey was the first hero to get right what a lot of the DC legends got wrong. Admiring a hero from afar is fine, but to get truly invested in one, you need to be able to sympathize with him. Peter Parker is the everyman. He’s the first comic book character whose true identity is more important than his heroic alter ego.

To date, none of his (now many) film iterations have managed to strike the balance between Peter and Spidey, human and hero while finding the melding point between the two, which is often as indistinguishable for the character as it is for the audience.

Yeah … they got it right.

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Paternus is a Mythic Embarrassment of Riches

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Let he who names this virtuous tome some conflagration of the “urban” and the “fantastical” be forever shamed.

In other words, I’m not a fan of urban fantasy.

I loved Paternus, which is one of the most singularly inventive, creative and exciting works of fiction I have had the pleasure of reading.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Has Balls and Wants You to See Them

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Admittedly, I went into Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 with tempered expectations. It’s not that I heard the film was poor. Not by a long shot, but I had heard that it was, well, different. Much different than the first—widely considered to be one of the best to date in Marvel’s growing catalogue—and much different from the tone the trailers seemed to tease.

I’m happy to report I was completely blown away by the second volume of this unique, strange, witty, weird and heartfelt epic comedy fantasy saga in space, so much so that it easily reaches the upper echelon of the MCU for me.

And yes, I think it even outshines the first.

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