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A Mighty Fortress – An Anthology of Mormon Steampunk Volume 4

Hey, more Steampunk! I’ve got a story in the fourth “Mormon Steampunk” anthology, A Mighty Fortress, which releases on February 18th and is available for pre-order now. We’ve got some short video trailers for some of the stories. This one is for my story, “The Tunnel.” The Tunnel is loosely inspired by a legend circulating around Britain and parts...

RIP Neil Peart

I didn’t think it was possible to feel the kind of grief I did from the death of a man I never met, but Friday’s news hit me kinda hard. Neil Peart, drummer and primary lyricist for my favorite band, Rush, died of brain cancer. Rush was effectively retired…  we expected that when we attended their R40 concert in Salt Lake City, and it felt very much...

Call for Submissions: A Haunted Yuletide

“Bring back the tradition of telling ghost stories at Christmas!” “You know what this Christmas party needs? Ghost stories.” “Why does Nightmare Before Christmas have to be a Halloween or Christmas movie? Why can’t it be both?” Immortal Works has heard your pleas and we are excited to announce our latest anthology, A Haunted Yuletide, slated for...

Salt Lake FanX

I will be at FanX in Salt Lake City Today, Friday, and Saturday. If you want to find me, I will be at the Utah Speculative Authors booth, #2400, in the vendor hall most of the time. I’ll be available to sign books, shoot the breeze, whatever.

Din’s Legacy Released

Sorry it’s been a bit quiet of late. At least I can say that this summer hasn’t been boring. Anyway… I wanted to pass this along. Din’s Legacy has been released as a full on 1.0 version. I’ve played the Early Access a little bit, and I’m looking forward to playing this final version. I’ve been a fan of Soldak’s RPGs for a long time, and Din’s Curse...

Fyrecon 2019 – My Schedule

Hey folks! I will be at Fyrecon 2019 next week in Layton, Utah (June 20-22). Part of the time I will be attending a master class, and much of the rest of the time I will be participating in the new Game Development track there. Thursday, June 20, 4:00 – 4:50 PM (Room D3-302) – Worlds Within Worlds: Using Virtual Reality in your fiction From the Holodeck...

Dungeons & Desktops 2nd Edition – the History of Computer RPGs – Now Available!

Matt Barton’s outstanding history of computer role-playing games is now out in a second edition. I haven’t read the whole thing yet (it’s HUGE), but the last ten years have brought about some enormous changes and tons of new games to the genre. This is kind of funny to me, as Matt had kind of closed the previous edition on a down note, thinking the...

My Favorite SteamVR Games

When I’m actually home to enjoy it, I’m still having a blast with my Pimax 5K+. While some of the newest headsets are going for a simpler, plug-and-play user experience, the Pimax 5K+ remains the best hobbyist / enthusiast headset for the consumer market. And… to be fair, I have less issues with it than I do with a Vive Pro (especially audio). Between...

Quick Take: Proton Pulse

I’ve loved Breakout style games since I was a kid. The more advanced versions are more commonly referred to as Arkanoid-style games, and that’s not too unfair. Arkanoid added an awful lot of interesting ideas to the mix. There have been several attempts at a 3D version of the game, and I’ve universally disliked them, but I keep trying. It just never...

Pimax 5K+ Impressions – The First of the Second Generation of VR

In case you haven’t figured it out, I am a Virtual Reality enthusiast. I’ve been looking forward to the coming of consumer-level Virtual Reality since the early 90s. I expected it a lot sooner than it got here, to be honest, but I’m glad it’s here now. I love that I get to work with it as part of my day job. Anyway, I have been willing to sink a bit...

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