Category Archives: Fiction

The Gordian Paradox

A Short Story “Duck!” Raven yelled, and Dave dropped to the floor. Two bullets whizzed over his head before she blocked the rest of them with her improvised shield. He didn’t know how she could stay ahead of the automated … Continue reading

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Ready Player One: A Case Study in Movie Adaptations

Last year, I reviewed the movie Ready Player One, a cyberpunk story about a teenage boy trying to beat an evil corporate mogul to the most valuable video game Easter egg in history. To do this, he must solve seemingly … Continue reading

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Who is Credence Barebone?

Warning: MAJOR spoilers for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald below. This is my take on breaking down the big end-of-the-movie reveal, so if you haven’t seen it, click away now.

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Flight Training

A Short Story In a scene that looked almost like it could have been in an ordinary classroom, about fifteen middle children from the ages of five to fifteen were sitting in a lecture hall, waiting for the seminar to … Continue reading

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High Frequency

A Short Story Author’s Note: This story was written at the height of the Occupy Wall Street movement. However, I think many of the themes involved are still relevant. I also want to credit the fiction and nonfiction writings of … Continue reading

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What I Learned From Writing The Wayfarers

Last week, I published one of my short stories, The Wayfarers, and previously, I also described my writing process that went into one of my other stories, The Lacertan Indicent, and what I learned from it, so I wanted to … Continue reading

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The Wayfarers

A Short Story Author’s Note: This story takes place in the same fictional universe as “The Lacertan Incident,” but it is separated by millions of years and millions of light-years from that story. A permanent link to this story will … Continue reading

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What I Learned From Writing The Lacertan Incident

Last week, I published one of my short stories, The Lacertan Incident, on my blog. This week, I wanted to share some of the process of how I wrote and rewrote it, and what I learned from the experience. I … Continue reading

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The Lacertan Incident

A Short Story Author’s Note: This story is part of a series of short stories and at least one novel that I am writing about Earth’s future over the next 200 years or so. This story is set in 2154. … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and the Power of the Internet

A couple weeks ago, I reviewed a work of fan fiction called Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality by Eliezer Yudkowsky. I wanted to make one more point about this piece, not about the story itself, but about how … Continue reading

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