Shocked and stunned. Mired in disbelief. That’s what we are. Also, elated. Why? Because after three years we have in our hands a complete first draft of Plasma Rain. Tipping the scales at 189,872 words, this conclusion to the Angry Ghosts series will take much editing before we wrap a cover and ship first editions. Rest assured, dear […]Read More Plasma Rain First Draft Complete
Everything seems like a fight these days; cooperation is lost in divisive issues of our time. Most conflicts have to do with scarcity, but that isn’t always the case. And when it comes to energy, is scarcity really the issue? Economists are fond of saying we will never run out of oil. You can point […]Read More Why are we fighting so hard?
Ok, so spoiler alert: it had Mark Zuckerberg, Johnny Depp, and me in it. Two out of three were robots. The Johnny Depp part was brief. He breezed through the same tourist shop I was in, babbling like Jack Sparrow, wearing a lot of loose clothing and eye makeup. And he said to no one I […]Read More Vivid Dreams VIII
Holidays. Ugh. Now that we’re through the Made in China Consumer Miracle Season, we wanted to take a moment and assure our readers that progress yet continues on our series conclusion, Plasma Rain. For those who are understandably skeptical, yes, this will be the conclusion. (Likely with 40-50 pages of appendices, but certainly the last in the […]Read More Progress Continues on Plasma Rain
I find myself in the back seat of a limousine, looking through the side window. The streets outside are humming with big American cars, all steel and chrome from the seventies. They gleam like new. Cyclopean stone buildings squat along the boulevard like engineered mountain ranges. Fortresses of turrets and parapets. Buttressed cathedrals. A crucifix and haloed dove on every vertical […]Read More Vivid Dreams VII
We’ve had more than a few folks asking where the title for our series finale, Plasma Rain, came from. Having tried explaining it, and failing spectacularly, we figured it’d be a lot easier to show you. It’s beautiful, isn’t it? And it goes on all the time without us even knowing. But when you stop to […]Read More What the Heck is Plasma Rain?
It must’ve seemed like things have been pretty quiet here at COP the last few months. Quite the opposite! Since January, we’ve been working with our friends at SciFi Saturday Night, polishing Farnham’s contribution to their recently funded anthology, My Peculiar Family. Work also continues at flank speed on the conclusion to the Angry Ghosts Series, […]Read More Slaving Away
My Peculiar Family has returned to see the light of day once more! For anyone who’s ever used Kickstarter, you know the first time is always a learning experience. And our mates at SciFi Saturday Night are back with a better, bolder project. More awards and a lower threshold mean this one is the ringer. […]Read More Not Dead, Just Resting
Soon after release, we noticed there were a few things not quite right with our latest offering, Of Mortal Creatures. Now, we’re pleased to report those issues have been addressed. Since it was under the knife, anyway, OMC benefitted from another pass through the editorial gauntlet. We all agree this is the polished version our readers deserved from day […]Read More Of Mortal Creatures Updated