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Back to Banff

After 29 years, I finally returned to the magical mountain town of Banff, Alberta, Canada. If you’ve never visited, Banff is probably the most beautiful place I’ve ever been to. I first went as a boy, en route home from Expo 86, and blogged about it for the awesome Canadian literature blog 49th Shelf.  It […]

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Homecoming

This week I’ve been back in Canada, in the Toronto area, launching all four MetaWars books!  It was great to be back, see old friends and make new ones. I thought I’d share a few highlights…. Flying over, I was starting to wish I’d packed my toque (that’s Canadian for winter hat)… The weather in […]

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Memories As Raw Materials

This week, while on book tour in Canada, I guest blogged on the fantastic website 49th Shelf, a site that celebrates Canadian literature. In the spirit of giving them the web traffic they deserve, please click here for my piece on mining memories to create new fiction. I hope you enjoy…and maybe while you’re on […]

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Earth Day Every Day

I write fiction about the future, but that doesn’t mean the future I invent is fictitious. And while I can’t study the future the way historical novelists can study the past, I can, and do, extrapolate today’s trends into future possibilities.  And I say possibilities, because it’s my hope that in some small part, my books […]

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Virtual Insanity

I finally saw The Nether last night, Jennifer Haley’s award-winning play about the consequences of living life in a virtual world.  It was gripping and disturbing, raising important questions at the outset of a new digital age. Of course for me, what was most interesting was that many of the themes are core MetaWars concepts: – The […]

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The Movie Maze

You’d have to be living under a rock, or perhaps deep underground or in a maze, not to know that THE MAZE RUNNER movie has just opened. The film, from Fox, based on James Dashner’s best-selling YA thriller, opened well this weekend in the U.S. and a sequel is in the works for next September. […]

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Wow wow wattpad

(note: this post first appeared here on the FutureBook.net site.  I’ve updated it and am reposting it here for followers of this blog) A couple of weeks ago on my blog, I shared that I was going to post the entire first MetaWars book, in serial format, onto wattpad. If you don’t know wattpad (and […]

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Choose Your Own Adventure

As a boy, a very reluctant reader, it was the ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ game-books that finally got me interested in reading. If you’re not familiar with them, they were an 80’s phenomenon; paperback books written in the 2nd person where “you” were the protagonist of the story.  In many ways, they were the precursor […]

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Science Fiction to Science Fact

“By feeling truly present, you can share unbounded spaces and experiences with the people in your life. Imagine sharing not just moments with your friends online, but entire experiences and adventures.”  Mark Zuckerberg Yesterday Facebook announced its $2 billion (that’s b for billion) purchase of upstart virtual reality gaming company Oculus Rift. Mark Zuckerberg said […]

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Choice

I’m delighted to announce the launch of MetaWars Blood Nexus today! Blood Nexus is a three-part, interactive e-book that launches first on Apple’s iBookstore. It’s a prequel to the world of MetaWars, charting the action-packed weeks leading up to first meeting Samantha Kavanaugh and her father Axel in MetaWars 1.0: Fight For The Future. The […]

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