Offical news and announcements.

Vargas Rising Progress

Vargas Rising Progress

Published: 12/03/2015 11:20 pm

I was able to write well more than 50,000 words for NanoWriMo for the novel Vargas Rising in less than 31 days

Novel Announcement: Vargas Rising

Novel Announcement: Vargas Rising

Published: 08/04/2015 10:05 pm

This is the novel announcement is for Vargas Rising, a science fantasy genre-bending story set in the legendary Ralthan universe. Vargas Rising has several converging plot lines leading to an epic climax dealing with the evil of a megalomaniacal genius pushed too far.

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No more "Space Nazi" references

Published: 05/15/2015 10:41 pm

I didn't like it when I created the concept of a 'newer, gentler reich.' There were a few concepts I did like and wanted to incorporate and identify with, but there were too many negative connotations along with 'Reich.' The whole Space Nazi trope is far too clich├ęd.

Short Stories, Atlases, and Location Descriptions.... OH MY!

Published: 04/23/2015 10:45 pm

I imagine that the trick of a successful world-building is immersion. The believability of a world is showing not telling, just as it is for a good story-and in order for me to do that immersion is key. I'm going to be writing then publishing quite a few handfuls of short stories which will all be canon in the Raltha universe while taking mental breaks from the harrowing experience of editing Sentry. I'll be releasing SVG Atlases, and more detailed Location Descriptions "soon" as well.

Unreal Engine 4 - Royalty Free for Linear Media

Published: 03/17/2015 8:59 pm

Astounding. I'm sure that the Internet is ablaze with the release of Unreal Engine 4 for free to the world. It's also common knowledge that the only payment (other than their cut on the assets store I'm sure) is 5% of revenue one makes from one's paid-for game. All free games are royalty free. That's just the tip of the iceberg of this wonderful gift to the electronic world.

The Pankeen Clansguard

The Pankeen Clansguard

Published: 03/06/2015 11:55 am

Although primitive compared to many nations (they're very early 20th century technologically), their knowledge and stubborn control of magic that makes it a thriving culture in a violent world.

"Book 1" Status Update

Published: 03/04/2015 10:17 pm

"Book 1" (the name of the entire book still escapes me while each chapter title has been spot on). Is sitting near 20K words and the story and mainline characters are just starting to warm up. You'll see references to Pankeen and Hal Irving and others on this site when they're barely mentioned in Sentry.

New Website Launched

Published: 02/06/2015 3:05 pm

This is the new website for Jeffrey Gordon's fictional universe set in a far away world in the future named Raltha. New content will be added very soon, but the introduction to the world has been added.