I'm a coder by trade, a linguist by training, and a writer by calling. I've written instructional books on programming, taught English at home and abroad, and managed a college writing center.

My favorite genre to read and write is dreampunk―an ultra-weird surrealist stew of fantasy, science fiction, and horror. I'm drawn toward abnormal psychology and alternative modes of communication, probably because I grew up with a severely autistic younger brother.

My biggest literary hero is Philip K. Dick. He really had a knack for asking the right questions. I'm currently seeking a literary agent to get my work published and eventually turned into movies. After that, I'd say games, comics, toys, theme parks... all that good stuff.

"I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center." ―Kurt Vonnegut

"What sane person could live in this world and not be crazy?" ―Ursula K. Le Guin

"Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it." ―Philip K. Dick
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I'm throwing my hat in the ring for a science fiction competition, the Ooorahs! If you enjoyed Adaleide in Ozghard (or maybe "Tending the Underworld"), please add a comment to this story listing some...
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Stories by Cliff Jones Jr.
Dreampunk? by CliffJonesJr
Dreampunk? Non-Fiction
Cyberpunk, dieselpunk, steampunk... dreampunk? Unlike its better established siblings, this fledgling genre is not rooted in technology or a reimagining of a different era. Quite simply, it is rooted in dreams. J...
Adaleide in Ozghard, Book 1 of 2 🐇 (Watty Winner, FCRA Winner) by CliffJonesJr
Adaleide in Ozghard, Book 1 of 2 🐇 (Watty Winner, FCRA Winner) Science Fiction
Somewhere... down the rabbit hole, over the rainbow, and straight on till morning... there is a world beyond the one we know. It is a small island of life, an insulated bubble in a vast, frozen desert. This "E...
Adaleide in Ozghard, Book 2 of 2 🐇 by CliffJonesJr
Adaleide in Ozghard, Book 2 of 2 🐇 Science Fiction
Adaleide has left "the Enduring Land" and crossed back over the lightbridge to Earth, but it's not quite the Earth she remembers. Meanwhile, revolution is brewing in Ozghard, and it may fall on her and Ad...
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