America’s future history.

Spartak tells his own story in this two book series. This future-history lets you ponder the world we are creating ...
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QSF Likes Spartak!

A fascinating web site focused on speculative fiction and science fiction has featured Chronicles of Spartak: Freedom's Hope. The site ...
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Ayn, Paul, Spartak and January 16

This photo may or may not be authentic. It shows House Speaker Paul Ryan with a cutout of the late ...
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Photo of a 22nd century action hero

Spartak has a new look--a photo rather than a drawing. He seems more real, contemplating the odds he faces to ...
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Book Award Finalist

The Chronicles of Spartak is a finalist in a major national book contest in science fiction and LGBTQ. Spartak is ...
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Rape: Not Just A Boy’s Game

In the Chronicles of Spartak—Rising Son, a female law enforcement officer takes a young man into custody and rapes him ...
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America, militant Christianity and the 22nd century

The Chronicles of Spartak--Rising Son is based on our world not a galaxy far far away.  No Chewbaccas or vampires.  ...
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Libraries

Libraries, architecture, ancient treasures and secret societies.  ...
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Read More. Live Longer.

Librarians were right.  So was your high school English teacher.  A Yale University study proves, or at least suggests, that ...
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Can a married straight guy write a gay coming out novel?

Can a woman, straight or lesbian, write male/male romance?  What about the sex scenes? Coming out is a central part ...
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Bookstore Surprise

I walked into a favorite San Francisco shop, Chrisopher's Books on Potrero Hill, and there it was, my debut novel, ...
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A new Hunger Games or sexier Divergent?

Some reviews are more fun than others.  Here is a recent one I like and every author hopes to see: ...
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A new video with some early reviews

I am excited about some of the reviews for Spartak.  It is particularly gratifying when readers understand what I was ...
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What does it mean if there is no middle class?

I like this piece of art.  It exemplifies the state of American politics.  The American flag and money.  Hillary Clinton ...
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Hanging Out with Spartak!

Important people want to be seen with the star of The Chronicles of Spartak--Rising Son. Spartak is certainly not shy, ...
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Spartak Makes His Public Debut!

Sixteen-year-old Spartak Jones was the center of attention at my debut public reading of The Chronicles of Spartak--Rising Son.  He ...
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Slavery in 2016. The average cost of a slave is $90. Probably more in the U.S.

Slavery is not legal anywhere, including the United States, but it happens everywhere.  In 1981, Mauritania became the last country ...
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Free Spartak!

Give him a home! Yes, today Spartak is out there, fighting for freedom in 2115, a teenage athlete and slave ...
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An action adventure about 22nd century slavery and a heroic protagonist with a fluid sense of sexuality

I admit being totally transfixed by this photo of a bald eagle. I saw one some years ago, alive and ...
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If the protagonist is gay, is it a gay novel?

This is obviously a photo of two young cowboys wooing Annie Oakley.  Perhaps.  Or, Billy the Kid giving a tip ...
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Earth

Welcome to Spartak's twisted world. Can a sixteen year old athlete, sold into slavery, become a hero to his people ...
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Making Spartak

What should a 22nd century teenage action hero look like? Facial features and color will continue to blend as they ...
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