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Towers in The Raka city of Mada
Wartooth celebrates his victory and solidifies his power in the newly formed Mada when an event from legend changes everything.
The Ettercap are drones cloned by the engaro to become spider like beasts
Arita’s deadly fight for survival with a horrifying new creature as she struggles to escape the treacherous Engaro cult.
Interior of the tansoon generational ship Daisen
Ignoring lessons of lives lost on the generational ship Daisen and fueled by pride and the unexpected attack on Wanshi, the Tianshen are demanding war!
Nic of Tar feels the weight of his heritage and fears he will lose it all to the bugbear Wartooth and the Tianshen’s hunger for war.
Towers in The Raka city of Mada
Wartooth is a genetically modified killing machine with a sacred mission to reclaim his world from the aliens polluting his species.
Nic of Tar’s cybernetic implants let him do anything he wants, and all he wants is to spend a quiet day fishing with his bugbear bodyguard. Not. Going. To Happen.
A close image of Arotea the food of The Fundamentals
The Colony needed a new Queen if it was going to survive. Arita had a plan, but instead of becoming Amah, she is running for her life.

The Explorers In Serial Order

Book 1 The Fundamentals Universe
The Fundamentals Book 1

Special Correspondent’s Lottery

“I am old,” Keith said, as if he had heard Ryan’s thoughts. “I have done my part to save humanity from a dark age that could have descended upon us after the Arabian Impact. Now it is your turn,” K…
Ryan trotted in the opposite direction, to one marked Cowboys. After a long piss, he leaned against the north wall of the building admiring the night sky. He looked to the northwest, trying to spot…
He had just started The Terra Channel and was wandering through a late-night crowd on Sixth Street when Kitty danced into him, grinding her hips into his. His attraction to her was immediate, and n…
The captain took Viper by his central pole and pushed him out of the way. “I get enough geekery on my ship,” she said. “But I will give you a sit-down, exclusive of the other EC One reporters when …
“EC Whores!” A yell from the darkness behind the stage. A man covered in black clothes and a ski mask ran on stage. A narrow beam of red shot from his hand. It cut up and across the man who won the…

Short Stories

The following short story was not cut from The Fundamentals, but it is missing. This is Keith’s and Erin’s first meeting told from Keith’s point of view. When editing the final version of The Funda…
A fire consumed the ship. A fire that burned like fire on Earth. It billowed black and white smoke that stretched up, or at least away, from the ship. Tongues of orange and black flame whipped arou…
Thanksgiving is an American holiday. Other cultures have harvest celebrations, but the tone of an American Thanksgiving is unique to history. I drafted this essay after the September 11 terrorist …


A situation where the top is free and the bottom is not, can last longer than one where everyone is not free.
Resonance breathing is a powerful technique for mindfulness and internal martial art practice. For sitting meditation, you can use an inexpensive pulse-oximeter to achieve resonance.
We struggle to explain that which we cannot observe. It is an old Buddhist notion. Our need to influence, or even understand, the world is the beginning of sorrow. We race to create new things, new…