I'm going to stop talking about what I'm going to write next and, in so doing, stop constantly making a liar out of myself. If I promise I'm going to write something it's probably a lie. I don't want to spoil Memento or anything but just don't believe my lies.

Nobody ever reads the really good stuff on my profile, so if you trust my judgement you should read Utopia War if you like optimism or City of Sinister Angles if you like pessimism.

I'm fond of strange fiction, that odd umbrella category from the days of the pulps that was eventually broken up into science fiction, fantasy, et al. I also love tiny highly specific genres like wuxia, gothic-punk or weird westerns. My own writing tends towards either science fiction or wuxia (and my sci-fi skews comic) but I've been known to wet my beak in fantasy.

I do critique stories by request but I am pedantic and mean, not necessarily in that order. I'm the man you come to when you're willing to have your feelings hurt in order to improve your writing, not the man you come to when you want your ego stroked or for a backdoor way to get extra reads.

I'm also always interested in reading wuxia stories, so feel free to recommend any (even your own). Please have an understanding of what the genre entails first, though.

Holy crap, The Second To Last Human Alive is currently (as I write this, not necessarily as you read it) number 6 in science fiction. For the record the preceding sentence was written forever ago. It's basically a memorial at this point. Don't touch it, it might crumble.
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Yes. Everything You Know Is Wrong, despite not being updated in probably a year and being on the whole an unfinished collection of nonsense, nonetheless remains the #1 story in Ancient Aliens.Becaus...
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