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Story Review and an Amazon Update


I stumbled across the following review for my story “Some We Eat and Some We Keep” which appeared in the second issue of Robots and Rayguns:

“And Brent Knowles unique style was also awesome….reminded me of Blade Runner for some reason, which is great! I can see Philip K. Dick in him for sure.”

I was very pleased to see that! I am always grateful when somebody enjoys something you wrote enough to take the time to write a comment about it. You can read the full review here:

(And as an aside, this particular story was written as an experiment. I wanted to try to write a somewhat snarky & fast-based classical action story. I thought it worked out well and that it found a worthy home at Robots and Rayguns. It is also the sequel to an unpublished story I wrote as a teenager.)

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest – 2014

Earlier I mentioned that I had made the first cut in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest for 2014. That rounds of selections was determined by brief blurbs for each novel. The second round is determined by the quality of the excerpts (the first few chapters of each novel) and the entries that move on are selected by Amazon reviewers.

It looks like I am a Quarter Finalist and I’m thrilled. If I understand correctly what happens next is that Publishers Weekly editors will make the next selections. I won’t find out more until June.

The announcement page is here. The direct link to the pdf listing the science fiction novels still in the running is here.

The Last of the Lazy Designers

The final volume in the Lazy Designer series is near complete. This book on design management should be available on Amazon next week. When it is it should appear on my author page:

Former lead designer at BioWare (Dragon Age: Origins, Neverwinter Nights). Creator of Raiders of the Serpent Sea.

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