This might be total confirmation bias speaking, and I mean this to spur discussion rather than ramble about it too much. I see a very different style of posting from the Appendix N, Pulp Revolution, Science Fiction Should Be Fun crowd than the Literary SF group. The Pulp group makes fun, talks about stuff they love. […]
I had a totally different blog for this morning planned, but Dragon Award Winning Author Nick Cole got me thinking, as he often does (and on a totally off topic note, I’d appreciate if you’d nominate Star Realms: Rescue Run for Best Military Science Fiction and Fantasy for this year’s Dragons). This is mostly aimed at […]
Despite Baycon’s misleading form letter about their long time guests, there many who are a part of the con year after year, none who could remotely be on the right side of the aisle, and most of whom don’t really have any product out on the market that’s relevant in the current year. But, they’ll keep […]
I’ll be doing a book signing, demo of the game and running a tournament for anyone who wants to come down tomorrow, Saturday the 11th at Game Kastle in Fremont, CA. Address is: 3911 Washington Blvd in Fremont and their store phone is 510-651-4263. https://www.facebook.com/GameKastleFremont/ Will start at 12:00 PM Noon for demos and book signings […]
There’s a LOT of posting going on now, messages, comments, fake amazon reviews, trying to troll me. I expected this backlash fully. What I did not expect… that these people don’t know how to troll effectively. There are some efforts going on that I don’t want to dissuade because I find it awesome, as it […]
Shocking. Truly shocking. On the heels of the robust Alt-Furry community gaining prominence through an article telling their side of the story, or at least a mostly unbiased one, Vice magazine has upped the ante, gaslighting and making it clear that– what should I dub them– normie-Furries should do their duty and attack them, similar […]
Those of you who have been following me on facebook, gab and here, might have seen how I did a little investigative journalism last week about UC Berkeley and Milo, and how they gave a response citing there were “no reported injuries” in their attempt to damage control and suppress media interest in the terrible […]
I’m still not tired. Working hard on editing my Steampunk book right now, but I’m gonna take a break to show you this image: Yes, that is my book, and yes, it is currently selling better on Amazon in Space Opera than BayCon’s Guest of Honor, who has a TV show that just came back […]
Yes, imagine me saying “Hi There!” in that voice. I’m Jon Del Arroz! You might have heard of me from such blogs as: Superversive SF, Nick Cole, Declan Finn, or Vox Day. You may have also heard of me from such blogs as Mary Robinette Kowal and Jennifer Brozek.
Thank you everyone for such a warm response yesterday. I appreciate all the love and support more than you know. Feel free to keep in touch too as I’ll have your back in these situations as well as best as I am able. I’ll try to get out 2 posts today: one on responses to my […]
A couple of weeks ago, I waited for daisyslot promotions before adding credit to my account to play my favorite slots games, then,I found out that I had been blackballed from speaking at my own home convention, a place I’ve loved and cherished for almost a decade. This was a wanton act of discrimination, and […]
I’m struggling to conceive of one that’s even remotely in its league. I sat in the theatre last night with a total of 5 people in there, and a friend and myself laughed our butts off the entire time (and got some angry stares for doing so from the other 3 people in the theatre).
We open this week of blogs with something a little bit different. I’ve done written interviews before, but sparingly, and this time I spoke with science fiction author Doug Sharp. He’s not a name you’re likely to have heard much about just yet, but he write such innovative, unique fiction that it’s a breath of […]
I’ll be on the GeekGab Podcast at 2:30 PM PST talkin’ bout space and whatever else these fine gents ambush me with:
Just received a response from the UC Berkeley Media department. My original ask was this: Pretty simple. Should be a quick response? Right? UC’s response with my commentary in bold:
I’m noting a trend in events, where if you go across the nets, tv, or whatnot that the mainstream fake news seems to avoid any sort of confrontational commentary to their narrative.
I find this topic fascinating. Over the last year or so, I’ve noticed more and more that when someone comes and defends an attack on one’s group from a post, that more often than not, there’s an attempt made to signal to folk “don’t listen to this person!” by an accusation that the person is […]
With this title, one might think this will be a post about editing, cutting out spots in a book, or “killing your baby” as it’s often termed in the industry. But I’m going to take a different route with this as food for thought for indie authors.
I’m happy to announce our next Geekchats, which i teased at the end of last week with one of my favorite game designers (and people!) Mr. Damon Stone. This week we will discuss Living Freely, and what freedom means with author and columist James Poulos. James wrote the acclaimed book, The Art of Being Free: […]
I love RPGs! I won’t lie, what got me into this whole writing game was playing Star Trek RPGs on message boards in the mid-90s. From time to time, I hop onto one of those games anonymously for a little bit of fun until I get busy writing a book and can spend only so […]
A few quotes from around the web this last day or so made me think about why I love Science Fiction and what makes it interesting. As a kid, what made me gravitate toward Sci-Fi was the unknown, staring up into the stars and wondering what’s out there so far away. This led me to […]
“Age and experience are independent variables.” Got a little bit behind by missing Friday due to work commitments, but still going through the book! I love the quote above, as that is supreme life advice against judging a book by its cover.
Cirsova Magazine is a short science fiction and fantasy magazine that I discovered recently through mutual acquaintances. I’m not involved in the magazine, haven’t contributed any stories and nor have any friends who have, so my interest in this is purely out of passion for the kinds of stories they are telling with this magazine. […]
“This is outrageous! This is nothing but a cargo hold! It’s not even warm!” This chapter gets into a bit of the procedural aspects of the merc-given mission to Ky and her crew that they will be taking on 50 new passengers, straining their environmental and capacity capabilities. While I believe it will escalate […]