A New Direction for 2021 and Beyond

New Direction

Welcome to the New Era!

Now that I’ve laid the foundation for the Subsumption Series blog, it’s time to go narrower and deeper (that’s what she said) on the content. That doesn’t negate the possibility of more universe-related posts in the future, like blogs about other characters (I’m slowly adding persona sheets to all the character blogs, identical to what I created for Velia and Virgil). Continue reading “A New Direction for 2021 and Beyond”

Audiobook Announcement & Early Access

Audiobook Announcement

Continuing with the auditory theme of our last blog, I’m excited to announce the coming release of audiobooks for the three existing titles in the Subsumption Series! At the time of publishing this post, both Coverted and Disclosure are now finished; if you’re part of my mailing list, you already received early access to the files, also linked below. Subsumption is in the final phase of production and will be released exclusively on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes (though I plan to post a sample online just like I did for the ebook). Continue reading “Audiobook Announcement & Early Access”

The Sounds of Subsumption

Sounds of Subsumption

As I previously pointed out in the Red Herrings and Inspiration post, music has been (and continues to be) a major source of inspiration for the entire Subsumption Series. Given the melodic muse’s importance, today’s blog will delve into how auditory artistry has affected the structure of my stories by referencing a few key examples. We’ll end the blog with an embedded Subsumption Series playlist offering 16+ hours of curated Spotify tunes. Continue reading “The Sounds of Subsumption”

A Pack of Praetors – Bill’s FACT Students

Bills Students

One of the first things the Federation did after their arrival was to establish a higher-education alternative. This Federation Acculturation and Cooperation Tract (FACT) relies on Connectors like Bill Martin to train a generation of Praetors, human emissaries who will work directly with the Federation during the integration of Earth into their galactic empire. Though Subsumption focuses exclusively on the FACT class at the University of Utah, the program is global in nature—but always based at traditional educational institutions. Continue reading “A Pack of Praetors – Bill’s FACT Students”

The Twin Wolves – Velia & Virgil

Twin Wolves

Immediately after the last blog about secondary characters, I received a few (polite but insistent) emails pointing out that while Velia Wolf and Virgil Wolff may be secondary characters in Subsumption, they’re both protagonists in Coverted (with Velia making an important appearance in Disclosure too). My mistake is an example of the phenomenon known as “the curse of knowledge,” which occurs when one person (in this case, me) takes for granted that other people don’t have access to the same background information. Continue reading “The Twin Wolves – Velia & Virgil”

A Sample of Secondary Characters

Secondary Characters

This week will start the first of a multi-part dive into the lesser featured, but incredibly important, characters of the Subsumption Series. While each of these nine individuals plays a supporting role to Marcus, many will become primary characters throughout the rest of the series. In some cases (like with Velia and Virgil in Coverted), they’re already the stars of their own stories. Continue reading “A Sample of Secondary Characters”