Author: terribleminds

  • Alex White: Five Things I Learned while Writing AUGUST KITKO & THE MECHAS FROM SPACE

    When an army of giant robot AIs threatens to devastate Earth, a virtuoso pianist becomes humanity’s last hope in this bold, lightning-paced, technicolor space opera series from the author of A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe. Jazz pianist Gus Kitko expected to spend his final moments on Earth playing piano at the greatest goodbye […]

  • No, I Am Not Suing The Internet Archive

    I tweeted this thread today (and you are free to reshare it if you’re so inclined) to reiterate what I am about to, um, re-reiterate here: I am not involved in the publisher lawsuit against the Internet Archive. I am not leading the lawsuit. I did not inspire the lawsuit. I am not its ringleader […]

  • The Weekly Weird

    So, AI Art (in this case, using Midjourney) is pretty addictive. (I’ve seen author Cassandra Khaw also doing lots of really cool stuff with it over on their Instagram.) I’ll dump a handful of the really interesting ones I did here on the blog over the last few weeks. It’s fucking weird, like watching a […]

  • The Book Club Offer

    So, every once in a while, a friend who belongs to a book club will message me and say, “Hey, we’re reading [insert name of one of my books] for our book club and would you mind stopping by (virtually) to talk to us about said book?” And I’ve done it and it’s been great. […]

  • “Don’t Complain” Is Not A Winning Political Message

    So, a thing happens where, if you complain about your chosen political leader/party, eventually someone comes out and says you shouldn’t do that, you’re depressing voter turnout, you’re encouraging people not to vote, you’re a bad democracy-hating monkey who is fueling fascism and blah blah blah. Counterpoint: that’s bullshit. Complaining about the Democrats and Biden […]

  • Lucas JW Johnson: Five Things I Learned On The Way To Writing The Clockwork Empire

    I didn’t mean to write The Clockwork Empire. Way back in 2012, Fireside Magazine published my short story “Remaker, Remaker.” This was back in the days just before they started publishing Chuck’s The Forever Endeavor serial, when they were really first getting off the ground; “Remaker” was part of their very first public call for […]