Welcome to Making It Up As I Go, my blog about science fiction, fantasy, and my life in it. The title refers to the fact that when I do creative work I am usually flying by the seat of my pants rather than working from some grand design. As such, I am usually making it up as I go.

I have been reading science fiction and fantasy since childhood, with early memories of Ringworld and A Princess of Mars, but I was writing SF/F even before that, inspired by Star Wars and playing Dungeons and Dragons with my big brother. I have also been drawing and painting in various SF/F veins for about as long.

As for my personal life, I am an unreformed un-hippie, a long-haired kilt-wearing Scotsman, a gamer, a geek, a native-born Texan, a burner, a fan-boy… all in all a general purpose weirdo living down the street. My politics are both too liberal for most Democrats and too conservative for most Republicans, so I tend not to say much about them. And if you’re ever looking for me in a crowd, I have been described as “somewhere between a Norse god and a serial killer.”

But mostly, I’m just that dude sitting over there in the corner.

The best way to get hold of me is via email: Dan @ zurg . net

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    • Beneath the Sky is already available for sale on the Nook (ePub), and Ships of My Fathers should appear on Noon and Kobo in August.

  1. Hi Dan,
    I just finished your Book One in the Chessman saga – and have to say – WELL DONE.
    I really enjoyed it, please keep up the great work!

  2. Hey Dan,
    I was wondering if you could give us an update of what coming down the pipeline in regards to your writing. Really looking forward to Book the of Debts of our Father.
    Do you have author Facebook

    • It’s still going. I’m hoping to wrap up books 3-5 in the next year and publish them in quick sequence. But no, I’m not on Facebook.

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