Author Interview: Alasdair Shaw

This is the first interview for the Blog World Tour: Science Fiction Edition, previously announced here. Like the Blog World Tour: Fantasy Edition, there’s a prize available for the first commenter to guess my secret posting schedule: a digitally signed ebook copy of Augment or a voucher for a free …

Ensign’s Log, Entry 30: August Month Map–Week 3

There’s a little more color on the map now! And I definitely think that I’m going to be making the dashes much smaller next month. I want to feel like I’m making progress when I am! So what did I do this past week? Demon’s Magic: Edited 41/112 pages. Not …

Ensign’s Log, Entry 29: August Month Map–Week 2

This update is again a little late. I almost didn’t post, because as you’ll see in a moment, it looks like I’ve done pretty much nothing this past week. Yep, no movement in the lines. I should have made the dashes smaller–I’ll keep that in mind for next month’s map! …

Ensign’s Log, Entry 28: August Month Map–Week 1

Yes this is a little later than I meant it to be. However, its colorfulness will hopefully make up for that! The results from Week 1 of August: Demon’s Magic: Still revising. Demon’s Soul: Need to finish Demon’s Magic first. Of Beauty Within: Slow but steady progress–probably about a third …

Ensign’s Log, Entry 25: More news on the Blog World Tour front!

Earlier this month, my first interview with a fellow fantasy writer went live. Next month will showcase not one, but two interviews! One will be with a fantasy writer, the other will be with a science fiction writer. The latter will be the start of a twelve-month series of interviews …

Saturday Shorts: Upgrade Excerpt #2

Belated again this week… But for good reason–I spent yesterday doing lots of work. Critting on Scribophile, editing Upgrade, chores around the house… At any rate, apologies for the belatedness. Today I’m sharing another excerpt from Upgrade, the opening of Chapter One. I’ve revised it after some feedback that it …

Saturday Shorts: Evidence of AI fantasies

I can’t honestly remember when I first learned about AIs. I’m not speaking of the current, real life attempts to create artificial intelligence; I mean the AIs that are littered across the science fiction genre, the Daneels and Datas and Durandals. Sometime in my past, however, I stumbled across these …