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Is the Digital Sea Possible?

TweetOne major allure of writing near-future science fiction novels is that the technology is right over the horizon.  So near you can almost reach out and grab it with your ape-like hands make magic happen.  Every year the technology that makes up the collective writings about augmented reality I call “The Digital Sea” moves closer …

Two Bestsellers in Science Fiction

Tweet                       As a little experiment, I decided to make a couple of my short stories free on Amazon: Sagan’s Law and The Cageless Zoo.  I didn’t think much would happen and I pegged my expectations very low.  As of 5pm yesterday they were free on Amazon.  Exactly …

Reviews, Updates and Links, Oh My!

TweetBetween the grueling heat wave and the torrential storms, I’ve had plenty of reasons to stay indoors this summer and keep working.  I’m past the center post and it’s hard to imagine I’ll get as much done as I did the first half, but with many deadlines looming I have no choice but to keep …

Mid-Year Update

TweetI find it hard to believe that the year is halfway over, but I guess I’ve been so busy it’s hard to keep track of the time. I rarely lament having nothing to do. Usually, I’m crying about not having enough time to get everything I want done. But rather than do that today, I’d …

Transcendenz

TweetReality is perception.  Perception is made from the sum of our experiences filtered through our current bodily state.  Augmented reality can change perception by showing you a different world than the one expected.  Yes, we can gorge ourselves on Disney escapes or fetish porn, but Michael Harboun takes us on a journey to the transcendent side of …

New Short Story – The Maestro

TweetI’m pleased to release another short story for your enjoyment.  The Maestro was written a few years ago as a “starter” story for a novel that I was contemplating about aliens and augmented reality.  The novel, Ghost and the Nether, will be released sometime this summer or fall (depending on my other projects.) The Maestro …

Back From Mexico

TweetThe blog has been pretty quiet these last few weeks, but for good reason.  I had to work pretty feverishly to get the print-on-demand version of Gamers ready for proofing before we left for vacation.  Since my wife and I have been back, we’ve been fixing the problems that surfaced in the proof.  The bad …

New Story – The Cageless Zoo

TweetWriters are like mothers.  They claim that they love each of their children the same, except they really have a secret favorite they love slightly more than the rest.  While I love all my stories, this story, The Cageless Zoo, is the one secretly give extra treats to when the others aren’t looking. You can …

Reviews for The Digital Sea

TweetSince the publication of The Digital Sea back in January, I’ve been rather busy.  I finished the first draft of my alt-history novel The Fires of Alexandria, gotten my YA speculative fiction novel Gamers ready for publication (hopefully to be released in a week) and started on book two for The Digital Sea trilogy – …