The Dark Side of Capital: Economics, Ideology and Palpatine’s Empire

Popular history casts the Fourth Sith Empire as a 30-year historical aberration triggered by Sheev Palpatine’s conspiracy to undermine Ruusanian Republic institutions. The following analysis is an antidote to that perspective. While Palpatine remains a pivotal figure, his actions were shaped by the political, economic and cultural forces of the Late Ruusanian Republic, which continued […]

Working for Green Ronin and Other News

So, some good news. I now have a regular gig with Green Ronin Publishing. I’m excited to take up a bunch of projects with the company as a developer “at large,” meaning I work on a variety of stuff instead of just one line. You can read the message announcing it, and where the company […]

Deep Space Nine, Season Nine (and Eight)

Let’s do Deep Space Nine again. Okay, context. The first thing you need to know is Canadian Netflix is pretty bad, and we didn’t get on demand access to Deep Space Nine for years. Our SF/fantasy/interminable reality show channel Space started playing Voyager instead. Finally, Netflix got DS9 last year. My friends and I all […]

Exploding Superweapon

Leia Organa: A Critical Obituary is soaring through six figures of views. I never expected this. In seventeen years of writing, this is the most widely-read thing I’ve ever produced. I guess I should use it to my advantage, so know this: I don’t have a regular job, I’m living off dwindling savings, and could […]

Leia Organa: A Critical Obituary

Leia Organa, the politician and revolutionary who led the defeat of the Galactic Empire, died after a short illness. She was 60 years old. Hers was a life laced with controversy concerning everything from her tactics to her very ancestry, but her intelligence, commitment to the Republican cause, and place at the heart of the […]