Back when I first conceived The Meditations of Caius Caligulia, I had a list of books I wanted to read to give me inspiration and background. Writers have to be readers, and I had the broad strokes of what I wanted to do, without the details. Details are key. So I needed to read, at… Read More Ovid, Virgil, and Lucretius Walk Into a Palace…
Witness the firepower of this fully-armed and operational story node! It’s a long long issue, and it looks fantastic: It’s full of cool stories that have to be read to be believed. If you like space opera, demon-slaying, mad emperors, and other such, it’s the issue for you. Click here and Pay What You Like… Read More Unnamed Journal Issue 24!
No, not really. That’s the sort of click-bait stuff that everyone talks about as the Almagamation of Awesome, but no one actually reads. And with good reason. Juxtaposition for its own sake usually hides a paucity of narrative. Instead, an authorial update to announce progress. First, I have in fact, completed a thing long talked… Read More Caligulia Fights Dinosaurs on a Spaceship
I’m somewhat stalled in a Western novella, but making slow progress. I’ve started outlining (!) a fantasy novel, but I haven’t committed to starting on it yet. The fifth Chapter of the The Meditations of Caius Caligulia is going well, and will be in the next issue of Unnamed Journal. UJ is going to be next-levelling pretty… Read More Current Writing Progress
Unnamed Journal has been kicking a long for a few years now, and I’m mighty glad of it. As a creative outlet, as a process of marketing and stamping your corner of the internet, it has been invaluable. Not only did draft chapters of Void and Last Tomorrow first appear on UJ, but it’s given me a platform to create The… Read More Unnamed Journal News
Actually, Thomas Fitz hates tomatoes, but Caligulia is there for his politcal theory and and we start rounding the bend on the third act of Ulysses and the Fugitive. It’s a strong issue. Read it here for free.
Prior to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Saddam Hussein had been ruling that country with an iron fist for over three decades. He had prepared the way for a dynasty: his second son Qusay was his intended successor, and by all reports, Qusay was a chip off the old man’s block. Had things proceeded according… Read More Caligulia, Dictatorship, and Monarchy
“The End”, obviously. I finished The Sword last week. I’ve put feelers out for Readers on my Facebook author page. I have the current draft in a Google Doc. After I’ve gotten some feedback, I’m going to begin the editing process. I can already think of some changes that need to be made. To wit: Some of… Read More The Most Satisfying Words an Author Ever Writes…
I mean, look at this cover. That’s Ankor Wat on fire from beyond space, and that’s not just there to look cool; it’s relevant to the content: specifically chapters 8 and 9 of the serial Ulysses and the Fugitive. All manner of espionage, aliens, and Burning Man ensues. We also get Caligulia’s take on his love… Read More Unnamed Journal 3.3 is Pretty Rad.
Over at Signature Reads, a review of Barry Strauss’ The Death of Caesar. Strauss’ take is that the assassination, whatever the particular motivations of the various actors, was at root a defense of liberty and an attack on tyranny, and so ought be commended. Now, I’ve written on this topic myself. Back in 2016, I argued… Read More A Defense of Brutus?