Settling into the reins

Happy 2019.  Hope you’re recovered from the holidays and settled into the reins of a new year. On the fiction front, Beneath the Broken Moon is currently under the editor’s knife at Shawn Coyne’s Story Grid. My previous experience with an Editorial Service was, to put it politely, disappointing. (I don’t appreciate being viewed as […]

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Altered Carbon, Common Humanity

Binged ‘Altered Carbon’ this weekend, Netflix’ latest and reportedly most expensive series to date. ($6-7 million per episode? whoa) A 10-part cyberpunk/noir piece based on Richard K. Morgan’s book of the same name, it’s a bloody, sensual, cynical look at the future. Designer clone bodies, digitized consciousness, virtual imprisonment and torture, galaxy-spanning Spec Ops/Secret Police, […]

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Deus Ex Mankind Divided

I don’t know who’s writing the Deus Ex storylines, but I’d love to hang out in Montreal Eidos for a couple days, just to catch whatever nano-virus they’ve got. In my opinion, these folks nail it. For me, Deus Ex is the latest iteration of the cyberpunk genre. No contest. Apparently there’s a bit of controversy […]

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New Deus Ex? Yes, please.

It isn’t the end of the world, but you can see it from here.     My otaku is raging. Deus Ex: one of the slickest, coolest FPS/RPG game franchises ever made, and IMO, the latest iteration of cyberpunk. Makes me want to buy a new pair of mirrorshades. Can’t come soon enough.

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A shift in Shift Tense

Important Notice to all Eshu International readers. I have decided to compile the three previously published Shift Tense novellas – Red Flags, Soldier Dreams, and Angels – into a single volume. The serialization strategy did not work as intended and I believe a single novel will serve everyone better in the long run. I apologize […]

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