In Which the Createspace Content Validation Request Team Suppresses My Newest Book

Update 7/1/18: Both Luckbane and Soulbright are now back on track. Today I received the following email: “Hello Tony, Thank you for reaching out We have reviewed your response and can confirm that your book complies with our guidelines. We had incorrectly suppressed your title in error and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience you … More In Which the Createspace Content Validation Request Team Suppresses My Newest Book

Future World: Finding a Time for Øtherworld

[Reposted from Øtherworld] It goes without saying that when you’re writing novels set in the far future, you have to consider how technology and society have changed. The further forward you go, the more drastic those changes will be. Recently, a reader asked me how far in the future my Øtherworld series takes place… [Read … More Future World: Finding a Time for Øtherworld

A Requiem for Manitoba: The Orcs of Impworld/Otherworld

Orcs! If any fantasy race epitomizes battle fodder for the armies of darkness, it’s orcs. Most of you are probably picturing a mob of grotesquely savage humanoids with bulging muscles beneath their green, gray or black skin. Their weapons and armor are rough and jagged, reflective of their brutish warring civilation. They usually serve some … More A Requiem for Manitoba: The Orcs of Impworld/Otherworld

Worldbuilding: A Look at the Religion and Magic of Øtherworld

In this worldbuilding post, we will look at the magic and religion of my forthcoming sci-fi series, Øtherworld. In Jarrod’s real life dystopian future, religion plays a big part in most people’s lives: “Atheism was out-of-fashion, at least in the West and in the European Union, mostly thanks to the misguided legacy of Dr. James … More Worldbuilding: A Look at the Religion and Magic of Øtherworld

Worldbuilding: A Look at the Environments of Øtherworld

My newest sci-fi novel, Øtherworld: Luckbane, will take place in the future in several different environments. The first is Earth. It’s not a nice place. It’s overpopulated. It’s polluted. It’s practically lawless. Jarrod, our protagonist, lives in what used to be Charleston, WV, which is now part of the New York Megalopolis. He’s never seen a … More Worldbuilding: A Look at the Environments of Øtherworld