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 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”

Immutability & the Subsumption dApp

dapp

Subsumption is now one month old, and the launch has exceeded my wildest expectations both in terms of sales and critical reception (thank you to everyone who’s left a review on Amazon and/or Goodreads!). But the launch was never meant to be a one-and-done event. In fact, the audiobook is currently in production, and a narrator has been selected to record the three existing stories (Coverted, Disclosure, and Subsumption), all of which will be available on Audible in the first quarter of 2021. Continue reading “Immutability & the Subsumption dApp”

Red Herrings and Inspiration

Inspiration

For the last three thousand years, the sentiment that “there’s nothing new under the sun” has been repeated ad nauseam. I tend to agree with the idea, but then again, I’m (also) a historian, so I’m intimately familiar with the source material. Regardless of what other writers create (or recreate, if that’s how you prefer to view things), the Subsumption Series stands on the shoulders of many intellectual giants. Continue reading “Red Herrings and Inspiration”

Tour de Force of Subsumption’s Technology

Subsumption Technology

If you read the Author’s Note for Subsumption, also available in blog form, you know that technology is one of the main columns supporting the story (the other is social institutions). So today, we’ll focus on five of the most salient examples of Federation technology that made it into humanity’s hands. However, there are still many more to cover, and there’s an equally rich set of tech used by the Confederation (both topics for upcoming blogs). Continue reading “Tour de Force of Subsumption’s Technology”

Why I Wrote Subsumption

Writing Subsumption

This is an exciting blog because it comes during the week of Subsumption’s global release! Today will be a bit different for two reasons : (1) it’s going to be much longer than usual—about 3x larger than my other blogs, (2) what follows is a copy and paste of the Author’s Note at the end of Subsumption’s first edition (because I feel it already does a good job of laying out the details of why, and how, I wrote Subsumption). However, I’ve added a list of facts about the story at the end of this blog not found in the Author’s Note. Continue reading “Why I Wrote Subsumption”