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Chronicles of Ytria

Planet Ytria is unassuming. One million human inhabitants occupy a smattering of walled city-states with feudal governments and social caste systems. Crossbows and siege weaponry are new technologies.

From the perspective of the Galactic Consortium, Ytria is nothing more than a footnote in the starmap registries of their empire. It is unlawful for citizens of the Consortium to intervene in the lives of people on such a world as Ytria—except that the individual who entered Ytria's database records made a mistake.

As a result, visitors from across the Consortium have been arriving on Ytria, some with hostile intent, others merely foolish or careless. The impact of all these encounters will remain with the inhabitants of Ytria for millennia to come. These are the stories of those Ytrians whose lives were forever changed by the visitors from the stars.

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Reductive Thinking

Sunday, July 18, 2021
in which I have some fun generating synopses for my novels
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Nine Years of Writing and Publishing

Friday, July 16, 2021
in which I share what I've learned nearly a decade on from deciding to take writing seriously
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On the Reading and Critiquing of Books

Wednesday, July 14, 2021
in which I discuss the Virginia Woolf Essay "How Should One Read a Book?"
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Cover Reveal for When the Gods Wish to Punish

Sunday, July 11, 2021
in which I reveal the cover for my next novel
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Cultural Capital; Or, Why Do We Even Like Things, Anyway?

Wednesday, July 7, 2021
in which I explore Pierre Bourdieu's theory of cultural capital
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