Reviews from Gossett and Zeschuk

October 29, 2010

With the site going live, we also are very proud to reveal two more advance reviews of the book. We started with positive feedback from some of most prominent voices in science fiction today, such as Jesse Alexander, writer and executive producer of the iconic shows Lost, Heroes, and Alias; John Gaeta, the revolutionary […]

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Tearing the Sky Site and Story

October 29, 2010

Our official book website just went up, at  This is where we’ll have all the specific information for the book as well as some downloads of the art and press materials. Special thanks go out to web designer extraordinaire Susan Agudo, who really got exactly what we were hoping to achieve with the site, […]

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Jump Cut

October 17, 2010

A lot has happened in a short period of time. Much like 2001‘s Australopithecine hero tossing his new bone club in the air, from this blog’s point of view, an orbiting satellite now descends. In short, we have parted ways with Bad Moon Books. We were moving in different directions, and decided to find other […]

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Throwing Down the Blaster

August 20, 2010

God hates fangs. Or so it says on a diner’s sign in the opening credits of the HBO series True Blood.  However, vampires, zombies, werewolves, orcs, elves, and all manner of the magical and fantastic are all the rage in popular media. Fantasy books like The Lord of the Rings series, the Harry Potter series […]

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Tearing the Sky

August 1, 2010

After speaking with the publisher, we have decided to change the name of the novel. A colleague of mine at EA and fellow writer, Ben Smith, pointed out that a major science fiction film titled “Gravity” is coming soon. It’s being directed by Alfonso Cuarón, who previously created the extraordinary Children of Men, produced by […]

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The Artist’s Booth

July 30, 2010

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting John Picacio. He is a World Fantasy Award-winning and Hugo Award-nominated illustrator of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. While we met briefly at the World Fantasy Convention, it wasn’t until Bad Moon Books commissioned John for the cover of my novel that we really got to know […]

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Visualizing our Universe

June 27, 2010

Check out this illuminating video based on the Virgo Consortium’s Millennium Run simulation. Keep in mind that the original simulation is five years old, and it only describes a cubic region of the universe 2 billion light-years per edge. However, it’s still a very effective way to describe the structure of the universe based on […]

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The Heavy Lift of Spaceflight

May 23, 2010

The Smithsonian Institution posted a video on their Air & Space website, showing the time-lapse journey of the Discovery from the Orbiter Processing Facility to the launch pad, which I’ve embedded to the right. I have to admit an ongoing emotional flush punctuated every time I see the process of spaceflight — from the NASA […]

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Gravity Well

May 4, 2010

While we wait for the official announcement to start talking about the book, here’s some context for Gravity in the meantime. Most science fiction today falls into proven commercial patterns, such as the post-apocalyptic wasteland thriller, the evil robots are taking over thriller, the cyberpunk actioner, and the super-powers in the modern world thriller. These […]

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Humans, Information, and the iPad

April 5, 2010

I picked up my iPad yesterday, fighting both the elements and a badly timed flu. While my reasons* for doing so may have as much to do with the iPad’s similarity to Arthur C. Clarke’s Newspad from 2001: A Space Odyssey, I was also quite curious about the iPad’s membrane between human and information. Many […]

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