Greg Shap's Journal entry #11

Spacertown Every planet, station, platform, or flotsam island in EA space has a Spacertown. That’s all they’re ever called. The management wants to ensure that when we skinny, gravity-sensitive, hairless—from the depilatories we use to keep our hair from clogging our ship filters—Human misfits vent from our ships, we can find the place as quickly […]

Tales from the Perimeter Lands

From Silver and Chaos Tuvarsh shrugged. What a bunch of overdressed, overindulged southerners thought about him was the least of his concerns. “They required a courier. I was coming this way,” he said. Actually, that second part was not quite true. But when a Mage of Chaos–especially one whose runetapes were clearly ten levels above […]

INGRAM SPARK DAY 2019

I had the pleasure of being a +1 to Ingram Spark Day, Weds. Aug 21, at their facility in La Vergne, Tennesee. It was a wonderful experience. Besides being treated to a lovely breakfast and lunch, they presented seminars telling us how to get better exposure and sales on self-published books. We toured their bindery […]

Greg Shap’s Journal entry #8

When I told Saurubi Cerros Syrhas my story, how raiders had attacked my world, killed the adults and took the children as slaves, she looked at me with her great, amber eyes and declared, “Obvious you were not where the Mother Universe intended you to be.” I was shocked. Sickened. Angry with her cold analysis. […]

Greg Shap’s Journal entry #7

Humans try to put a face on the snarling maw of darkness that is space. They try to tame it. It’s too big for that. Once you wander away from the safety of the herd, the wolves slink in. Then there is only one law in space; kill or be killed. Learn who your friends […]

Greg Shap’s Journal entry #5

When Humans finally met aliens we didn’t encounter just one species. We met a whole Union of Stars. And it wasn’t our dazzling charm that drew them to us: it was our mode of space travel. In the mid-twenty-first century, we found a crashed alien ship on one of Saturn’s moons and the real Human […]