Pearl Harbor: Sorry, No Conspiracies Here

The narrative that FDR allowed the attack on Pearl Harbor to happen in order to get the United States into World War II is commonly accepted by many people today. Unfortunately for them, it’s complete nonsense.

Allow Me to Go Off Topic

Since Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Seth MacFarlane aired their brilliant update of Carl Sagan’s Cosmos earlier this year, I’ve heard occasional misguided talk of a second “season” of the show, perhaps starring Dr. Michio Kaku. Apparently, people in the TV i …

posted: 22 Nov 2014

I Don’t Usually Like to Name Drop…

…but when Ilyse Hogue retweets you, you got to strut just a little, right?

posted: 11 Mar 2014

Plot and Plan? Or Plunge in Where Angels Fear to Tread?

There are two extremes for writers when in comes to plotting. Where do you fit on the spectrum?

posted: 18 Feb 2013

Bill Eadington
William R. Eadington (1946-2013)

When I was a kid, Bill Eadington was the likeable low-key guy who married my godmother, Margaret Dean. The Deans and McElligotts grew up next to each other on Coronado Drive in Fullerton, California. When I was little, Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner …

John Scalzi’s Creative Solution to his Troll Problem

John Scalzi is a science-fiction writer, and a former President of the Science Fiction Writers of America. For reasons passing understanding, he gained the attention of an unpleasant fellow who roams the ether under the modest pseudonym of “Vox Day.” ( …

Forty Years Ago Today

What would happen if Roe v. Wade were overturned? It’s impossible to predict, but I attempt to examine the question in my next novel.

Book Reviews

Doctor Sleep
by Stephen King
531 pages.

Reviewed: April 16, 2014

Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power
by Rachel Maddow
276 pages.

Reviewed: January 14, 2013

Joseph Anton: A Memoir
by Salman Rushdie
656 pages.

Reviewed: January 8, 2013