The Genius Plague… sold!

I’m delighted to announce that THE GENIUS PLAGUE is finally under contract!  Two publishers wanted it, and although “bidding war” would be an overly dramatic description, they were both willing to increase their offers and make concessions on terms in order to get the book.  When the dust settled, it was the incumbent, Pyr Books, that won…

Superposition E-book Mixup

If you recently bought the Superposition e-book, you may have gotten a surprise.  When you opened the book, you found not Superposition, but the sequel, Supersymmetry!  Not only that, but a few pages in, the book stopped suddenly.  End of book.  What’s going on? The answer is simple.  The entire text of Superposition is there,…

Superposition is a Kindle Daily Deal!

For one day only (today!), Superposition is a Kindle Daily Deal, which means it’s on sale in all e-reader formats (not just Kindle) for only $2.99.  Now, if you’re reading this blog, chances are you’ve already read Superposition.  But your friends, or their friends, might not have!  If you enjoyed the book, and think someone else…

When Spooky Action Comes in Threes

A fan wrote me today and asked about a passage from Superposition, in which a character explains quantum entanglement using coins as an analogy.  He asked: What if there were three coins instead of two?  I enjoyed writing up the answer, so I thought I’d post a portion of it here: In the analogy, I…

Who Put This Message In My Fiction?

That was the title of a panel at Lunacon 2016, the New York science fiction convention I attended this past weekend.  The other panelists and I discussed the merits of stories that have a message.  Science fiction is the literature of ideas, but nobody likes their fiction to preach at them.  So are stories improved…

Sleepless in Philadelphia

What if you never had to sleep?  It’s something I’ve thought about off and on ever since I read Nancy Kress’s masterpiece, Beggars in Spain, about genetically-modified children who don’t need to sleep.  My friend and fellow author Josh Vogt has been thinking about this question, too, and has popped by to tell us his…

Superposition, the TV Series?

It’s an exciting time to be a science fiction author.  SF movies and TV shows are at an all-time high in popularity, and new shows are being made from novels all the time.  I’m excited to announce that the television rights to my quantum physics thrillers SUPERPOSITION and SUPERSYMMETRY have been picked up by eOne…

Hallo Deutchland!

The German language version of Superposition will be released in June of this year, an exciting event for me, as it will be my first book released in that language.  And check out this über-cool cover!  In German, the book will be titled “Quantum”, I guess because “Überlagerung” doesn’t have the right ring to it.  If…

Elephants in SPAAAACE!

That’s right, author Lawrence M. Schoen and Tor Books have just released the marvelous new novel Barsk: The Elephants’ Graveyard.  It’s about uplifted elephants–elephants that have language and culture like humans–and it’s like nothing you’ve ever read.  It might sound like a children’s novel (Horton? Dumbo?), but these elephants are deadly serious.  There are other…

The Glory of the Hat

My friend Megan O’Keefe has a book coming out!  Not just any book, but her first book, called Steal the Sky, and it’s due to launch on January 5.  I have it on good authority that it’s an exciting caper of a novel, a conman’s attempted heist of an airship, that sounds a lot like…

Science Fiction Book Bundle

It’s a science fiction book bundle!  My Philip K. Dick award-winning first novel, Terminal Mind, is available for the next three weeks as part of a bundle of 9 science fiction e-books by various authors. How much does it cost?  Good question: you can decide.  Here’s how it works: You enter an amount you think…

Writing for Kids

Any parent who has read hundreds of books to their children has thought, at one time or another, about what it would be like to write one themselves.  My friend Nancy Fulda is here today to tell us how she came to do just that!  Her new book (published under the pseudonym Sherrida Pope) is…

The New News on the Mooz

Today my story “All The Rage This Year” becomes available to read on Moozvine.  It’s one of my favorites, the award-winning short story that really kicked off my writing career.  The world of this story–biological mods in a cratered Philadelphia–was the seed idea for my debut novel, the Philip K. Dick Award winning Terminal Mind.  “All…

The Story Behind the Story

If you want to read more about how Supersymmetry came to be written, check out this “Story Behind the Story” at Upcoming4.me! And if you want to read about how awesome Superposition is, don’t take my word for it–check out what Philadelphia’s premier geek magazine has to say.

It’s Supersymmetry Launch Day!

As you read this, book store employees across the nation are setting out copies of SUPERSYMMETRY on the shelves!  It’s an exciting day for me, and I hope for you as well.  Supersymmetry was great fun to write, perhaps even more so than Superposition.  I’m very pleased with the result, and looking forward to all…

Superposition selected for a Daily Deal!

Good news!  Superposition has been selected for today’s Daily Deal!  That means that Amazon chose it for a special promotion and is offering the e-book for only $2.99 for one day only.  But don’t worry–if you don’t have a Kindle, all the other e-book types will discount to match!  So no matter what e-reader you…

These Books Are Not The Same!

I love the covers for Superposition and Supersymmetry.  They don’t exactly depict any character or situation from the books, but they capture the books thematically, and they’re certainly eye-catching.  But I’m afraid that casual bookstore browsers won’t notice that these are, in fact, two different books!  So here’s a shout-out to all readers of Superposition…

Preorder Party!

It’s come to my attention that Amazon is offering half-price preorders for the SUPERSYMMETRY paperback!  Supersymmetry comes out on September 1, only 4 weeks away, and once it does, it will be back to full price.  Now’s your chance to pick it up for a song. Supersymmetry is a sequel to Superposition, but it stands…

Fathers in Science Fiction

I sometimes contribute to a site called Novelocity, where a group of published authors recommend and talk about books.  This is often in response to a question, and today’s question (it being Father’s Day) was about favorite fathers in science fiction and fantasy.  Those of us who contributed actually found it pretty difficult to think…

The Most Wonderful, Agonizing Secret

Beth Cato visits the blog today with a peek behind the scenes into the experience of being an author.  Beth’s first novel, The Clockwork Dagger, earned her a ton of fans when it came out last Fall.  The sequel to that book, The Clockwork Crown, hits bookstores tomorrow!  To celebrate, Beth is here to discuss…