• A Common Misunderstanding

    A Common Misunderstanding

    I recently attended an interview with the great filmmaker and writer Werner Herzog over at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn. It was a wide-ranging discussion full of insights and laughs, with Werner being his usual charming and quirky self. But he said one thing that I disagree with, something that I’ve heard several times before. He… Read more

  • Limits of Knowledge

    Many of the fears about what AI might do in the future come from curves like this: And curves like this: But there’s an assumption in these curves that don’t follow from any observation, and that’s the assumption that knowledge and speed have no upward bound. The arrow points almost straight up, as if a… Read more

  • Beacon 23 is Spinning Up!

    Two episodes dropping in just a few weeks! https://screenrant.com/beacon-23-show-trailer-lena-headey/ https://collider.com/beacon-23-trailer/ https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/beacon-23-trailer-previews-lena-headey-led-sci-fi-thriller/ar-AA1irJOy?ocid=hpmsn&cvid=8415001f511b4201b0b01a5e6cc7bbd9&ei=68 Read more

  • New York Comic Con 2023

    New York Comic Con is almost upon us! Did you know that this is the biggest such con in the US? Around 200,000 people converge on the Javitz Center every year to celebrate all things geekdom. San Diego Comic Con (also amazing) gets around 130,000 or so attendees. Shay and I went last year and… Read more

  • Beacon 23 Release Date!

    Beacon 23 Release Date!

    Big news for Beacon fans! The TV adaptation lands on November 12th, less than two months from now! It will premiere on MGM+, which is owned by Amazon, so I suspect it’ll be an add-on to your Prime account. I know, I know, someone should invent cable and bundle these things together… Starring Stephan James… Read more

  • New Book Release!

    I’m over the moon to announce this one. After the amazing reception Elinor and I received for our post-card-apocalyptic THE BALLOON HUNTER, we immediately set to work on a sequel. Today it went live on Amazon! We present to you: DEATH TO ANYONE WHO READS THIS These books have been a blast to put together.… Read more

  • Meet Wanda Jane Rainer: Monster Tamer!

    Meet Wanda Jane Rainer: Monster Tamer!

    I’m so excited to announce this book. It’s one of two new picture books created with the absolutely brilliant Maine Diaz, whose art I love and adore. The idea for the book and script came from Matt Mikalatos, my great friend and screenwriting partner. Check out the product page on Amazon here. It’s on Kindle… Read more

  • Creativity and Consciousness

    I’ve written about consciousness many times on this blog, and I’ve published a work on my theory of consciousness if you’re interested in diving even deeper (free on Kindle Unlimited, very cheap otherwise). I’ve also written extensively on my creative process. And I’ve published works about AI in places like Wired well before today’s AI… Read more

  • AI Training Permission

    A comment on my previous post about not using AI in my stories — and using the copyright page to make this explicit — is worth responding to in its own post, because I think it raises important issues. The comment comes from Pat, who says: I would think a better use of the Copyright… Read more

  • AI and the Copyright Page

    For many years, the copyright page has served niche functions for a very niche audience. Basically, a copyright page is there for 8 reasons that hardly anyone cares about: 1) To assure your ex that the character who resembles them in every single detail is due to a series of very unlikely coincidences. 2) To… Read more

  • San Diego Comic Con

    San Diego Comic Con

    Shay and I went to San Diego last week and had an absolute blast with roughly 180,000 of our closest friends. There was epic cosplay everywhere you looked, perfect weather, the chillest vibes, and nothing but happy people. We played games (Shay trounced me at Street Fighter, winning every single round), bought books and comics,… Read more

  • SDCC Panel Times

    SDCC Panel Times

    If you want to find me at San Diego Comic Con, here are the two panels I’m on and my two signing times: Friday at 6pm in Room 11: How to use Hypnotic Language for Dynamic Storytelling Friday 8pm in Room 23ABC: Ghostwriting: Spirits of Vengeance in Literature Thursday 2:30-7pm at AA23: Signing Whatever You… Read more


Humanity clings to survival in the Silo, a subterranean city extending one hundred forty-four stories beneath the surface. The series initially follows the character of Holston, the sheriff of the Silo, with subsequent volumes focusing on the characters of Juliette, Jahns, and Marnes. An ongoing storyline of the series is the focus on the mystery behind the Silo and the secrets it holds.

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