Back on the Wagon, Maybe.

May 10, 2013

Has it really been since August of last year?  Wow I feel so embarrassed.

Anyway, enough of that.  A reader of mine brought a humorous sci-fi anthology to my attention, called UFO – Unidentified Funny Objects so I went ahead and submitted a story to it.  Who knows what will happen.

 

I really want to get back to work on my story about F-86 pilots taking on dragons, but we’ll see.

 

Thanks to all my readers who have encouraged me thus far.

 

Matt


I Seem to Have Fallen Off the Wagon

August 19, 2012

I really enjoy writing. Well at least I used to. I haven’t written anything in a long time. It sucks. I think I need to get back into the swing of things. I’m sorry for all the unfinished stories. If I’ve written something that you’ve liked and want to know how it ends, I’m sorry.

I’m not quitting. It’s just things right now aren’t the same as they were a couple of years ago. I just need to figure out how to get back into the swing of things.

I’m sorry if I’ve let anyone down.


July 3, 2012

mattmayner:

It looks like Larry Correia is coming out with a Monster Hunter International RPG! It’s going to be EPIC!

Originally posted on Monster Hunter Nation:

I’m pleased to annouce that there is going to be a new, special, very different MHI book. I’ve made a deal with a role playing game company (can’t announce who yet) and we’re going to release an MHI RPG.

However, this isn’t going to just be a book for gamers. It is going to be a big, heavy duty, book filled with all sorts of MHI related goodness. Like bits of original fiction, character bios, history, PUFF tables, and a ton of original artwork.

I need to get an approximate headcount of who is interested. There will be more details to come later, but please post in the comments here if this is something that you would like to buy.

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Book Review: Partials by Dan Wells

April 9, 2012

Dan Wells, author of the I Am Not a Serial Killer series takes a leap out of the horror genre and into post apocalyptic sci-fi.

Partials tells the story of Kira, a teenage medical intern in the Maternity ward where every child dies shortly after birth. Killed by the insidious virus RM. She’s sick of seeing the children die, and knows humans will go extinct if they cant reproduce. It’s been eleven years since a baby survived. To make matters worse the thinly veiled totalitarian government, forces all young women to get pregnant as often as possible, hoping that somehow a child will be born immune.

Kira desperately wants to find a cure for RM, but the finest minds of the forty thousand remaining humans on the planet haven’t been able to find one, so how can she?

They’ve looked everywhere for a cure except for in the blood of their most hated enemies. The Partials. Genetically engineered living weapons who all but annihilated the human race by releasing the RM virus. No-one has seen a Partial since the war and now Kira wants to cross over to the mainland from Long Island and find one without getting everyone in her group killed, or restarting the Partial war and exterminating the last survivors of the human race.

I enjoyed Partials. It had adventure, excitement, romance, and gun-battles. I found myself looking up at the clock and saying, “Three AM? How did that happen?”

The only real problem I had with Partials wasn’t really Dan Wells fault. His action scenes are actually pretty good and he’s got a lot of them in Partials. Unfortunately the book I happened to read just before Partials was Dead Six, by Larry Corriea and Mike Kupari. Both of whom are serious gun nuts, Larry used to be a firearms instructor and gunseller, and Mike defuses IED’s so it would be hard for anyone to compare with them in the action department.

I just kept wishing for a tiny bit more gun details. Heck the book takes place about sixty years in the future, so there was plenty of opportunity for some nifty gun stuff. Unfortunately every gun in the book was either a rifle, shotgun or pistol. That was the entire description of the weaponry. Oh well, Dan’s not a gun geek, but his writing makes up for it in plenty of areas. The characters are great, the world is detailed, and the plot had several, “holy crap!” plot twists. So yeah, Partials is a definite buy.


Psi Mage

March 22, 2012

I’ve started working on Alone: Psi-Mage again. Yeah! Rereading a bunch of it has renewed my resolve to actually finish something.


The Crimson Pact

February 20, 2012

I’m submitting a short story, entitled, “Contagion Research” to this anthology. As you can probably guess it’s in the Elementary of the Dead universe.

It’s about a nurse at the titular Contagion Research facility who gets pulled in to draw a demons blood. Yeah things don’t go so well.

Anyway The Crimson Pact is worth checking out. It’s an anthology about multiverse hopping demons who leave death and suffering in their wake. Yeah it’s pretty intense. Larry Corriea has one short story in both volume 1 and 2. So yeah its awesome.


Darn Those New Year Resolutions

January 19, 2012

Sorry guys…

More content is coming, it’s just been hard lately.

:-(


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