The Moon, Europa

The Moon, Europa

Monday, September 27, 2010

New Image of Jupiter's Spot

Wow.  You have to check this picture out.  The quality is beyond anything I have seen up to this point.  The fact that it is actually made of pictures that are more than 30 years old doesn't stop it from being amazing.  Check out this link and let me know what you think.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Europa Cut Material

I have been meaning to release a scene originally cut from Europa for some time. I finally forced myself into it by promising a couple of fans at Comic Con I would within the month.
This side story is about two of Mr. Tyler's team leaders; Eric and Quinn. These two characters are briefly mentioned in Europa. In the original manuscript the duo are individually given the task of rooting out a couple of their fellow rebels turned informants for the mercenaries. The story was originally the start of Chapter 14 on page 265. Below is the link to the PDF file that contains the story:

Eric and Quinn Find the Moles

This week in the news: Jupiter

It's literally so close, you can actually see it with a pair of binoculars this week.  Very cool.  Last night, right before sunset might have been the best time to view it but it's pretty close all week (closer than it's been in over 45 years).  For those night-sky enthusiasts out there, what are you reading this blog for?  Go look at Jupiter!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I'm afraid of people too ...

Provided Isaac Asimov, and his 3 laws, are in place, I think I would definitely be more afraid of people than robots.  AI is just gaining a foothold and has a long way to go before it becomes scary by anyone's definition.  Be that as it may, I don't think humans will ever have the ability of creating consciousness.  AI - yes; consciousnes - heck no. 

Take a look at this interesting letter from Ray Bradbury and his take on the same subject.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Nook Compatible

Several people have asked me about whether my book was available on the Barnes and Noble Nook. I thought it was not so I asked my marketing guy, Terry Cordingley, if he could make it available and he said it already was! Even though it's not listed on the Barnes and Noble website there is a Nook compatible version on the publisher's website. I've posted the link below and will make note of it on my official website soon: 
Europa for Nook 
(It's at the bottom of the page)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Comic Book Writers, Authors, Artists and Rock Bands

I met some great people at Comic Con, as always, who were helpful about locating new events and of course fun to talk with.
Here are some of their websites:
A Galaxy Called Dallas
Literati Press
Artist: Robert James Luedke
Artist: David Weaver
Codex Publishing
The Music of: Hostile
Thrash lyrics are not my favorite, but I do like heavy metal guitar. If these guys stick with it they should be a big success. Their more traditional metal songs were my favorites:
'Taken Away' has a great 'epic hard rock' quality.
'Home Don't Know' is a nice grungy slow bit.
'Nahum-Zakk Martinez:)' drags just a bit in the middle (I thought I should critique at least one). That being said, it is a great instrumental piece reminiscent of Joe Satriani's harder stuff.
Thanks for the CD David!!!