Casting News for IMPULSE

Universal Cable Productions and YouTube have cast Maddie Hasson, Sarah Desjardins, Missi Pyle, Enuka Okuma, and Craig Arnold as series regulars on the sci-fi thriller “Impulse.” The series, based on the third novel in the “Jumper” series by Steven Gould, features a rebellious 16-year-old girl, “Henry,” (Maddie Hasson) who has always felt like an outsider among her peers…

Aikido

Ukemi

The theme song of the martial art Aikido might as well be the chorus from Chumbawumba’s “Tubthumping.” I get knocked down, but I get up again You are never gonna keep me down I get knocked down, but I get up again You are never gonna keep me down In Japanese martial, arts, uke is…

SFWA’s Orwellian and Hellish Philosophy

Disclaimer: I am the current president of SFWA (the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.)  The below is a mixture of my opinion and some statements about the official policies of SFWA.  I will bold those things that are SFWA policy. Recently a member of SFWA resigned and gave as their reasons that they were being slandered and libeled…

The Humble Bundle

Benefitting charities Worldreader and the SFWA Emergency Medical Fund. Jumper is one of the eBooks in the bundle, but even better, there’s these: Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale by Holly Black The Happiest Days of Our Lives by Wil Wheaton Zombies Versus Unicorns – An Anthology edited by Holly Black & Justine Larbalestier. ‘Pay more than the average…