Shine Cycle Précis: From Carthage to the West

From Carthage to the West is the tentative title of the twelfth planned novel, and the last in my notes so far, in the “Alternate Universes” sub-series of the Shine Cycle, and is set in a world where the Muslim conquest of Spain never happened. Today’s post is a brief introduction to this planned work. Continue reading

Shine Cycle Précis: Pax Nova

Pax Nova is the fifth planned novel in the “Alternate Universes” sub-series of the Shine Cycle. It will take place in and around the New Roman Empire, early in the starfaring phase of its history. This post is a brief introduction to this planned work. Continue reading

Shine Cycle Précis: Revelation

Revelation is the tentative working title of the final planned novel in a brief sub-series of the Shine Cycle set near the end of our world’s future. Today’s post is a brief introduction to this planned work. Continue reading

Shine Cycle Précis: Title Unknown

Title Unknown is the (obviously) placeholder title (that has somehow “stuck” in my notes for more than a decade) of the first planned novel in a brief sub-series of the Shine Cycle set near the end of our world’s future. Today’s post is a brief introduction to this planned work. Continue reading

Idea For Adoption: Outsiders’ View of History

A couple of weeks ago, I posted an idea “up for adoption,” of an ice planet. The next idea I’ve come to doubt I’ll ever use, that I thus would like to see some other author put to good use, is a framework—incompatible with the one I plan to use—for a series of alternate history stories. Continue reading

Shine Cycle Précis: The Calling

The Calling is the tenth and last planned novel in the “Game of Life” sub-series of the Shine Cycle, following The Harbor. Today’s post is a brief introduction to this planned work. Continue reading

Idea Up For Adoption: Ice Planet

As with many writers, “professional” or not, I find myself collecting far more ideas than I can use. But one writer’s discards sometimes become gems in the hands of another, so I’ve decided to take some ideas I doubt I’ll ever use and “put them up for adoption.” Continue reading