Thoughts on Rey after seeing Star Wars: The Force Awakens a third time

January 13, 2016 Rob 1

Spoilers ahead, obviously. Just saw SW: TFA for the third time, and I’ve been thinking about the character of Rey. There’s definitely some Rey back story we haven’t seen yet. It’s tempting to think she has some force training that’s been repressed, but I think the explanation is more subtle than that. There are a few clues to this: When Rey picks up Luke’s lightsaber, she has a vision of events, some of which have already happened, but some of which occur […]

Mercury sale and contest winners (and a second chance for the losers)

September 2, 2015 Rob 0

A quick note to let y’all know that Amazon has the first three Mercury books on sale for $5.97 (or $1.99 each) on Kindle! That’s over a thousand pages of irreverent fun and startling insight (OK, maybe just the first one) for less than the cost of something that costs six dollars! Act now and you can also get the fourth Mercury book, Mercury Revolts, for $1.99 as well. Because I love you. Get the Mercury books now! In other news, I recently […]

For the hell of it paperback giveaway!

August 12, 2015 Rob 5

Because I haven’t done one of these for a while, I’ve decided to do another “for the hell of it” book giveaway. I will be be giving away a signed copy of the book of your choice to three randomly selected people who sign up for my email list by midnight EDT on Tuesday, August 18. That’s all you have to do. Just enter your email address in the form below. I won’t spam you, although I may send you occasional […]

Flags, collectivism, and quantum physics (seriously)

August 11, 2015 Rob 0

Adam Gurri has posted a followup to my post about the subjective meaning of flags and other symbols. It’s well worth a read. In it, he argues essentially that I’m hung up on the whole subjectivity/objectivity framework when there’s, like, a whole other world out there, man*: Rob complains that I “elevate intersubjectivity to the level of objectivity,” but that’s simply a symptom of being stuck in subject-object thinking. You begin to think “objective” is a synonym for truth. Well, […]

Two more “Dis” books are coming!

March 18, 2015 Rob 0

I’ve just launched a Kickstarter to publish not one, but two sequels to my 2012 humorous fantasy Disenchanted. Disenchanted tells the story of Boric the Implacable, an undead king who must travel across the mythical land of Dis to rid himself of an enchanted sword and finally get some peace. said: “Disenchanted kept me laughing and laughing…. Kroese, who also brought us the Mercury Falls series, tells tales in a way that reminds me of Red Dwarf or the Hitchhiker’s Guide. Disenchanted […]

City of Sand is here!

March 12, 2015 Rob 0

My mind-bending mystery novel, City of Sand, is finally here! You can buy it in paperback or Kindle format now. It’s the year 2000 and the Silicon Valley city of Sunnyview is abuzz with the possibilities of vast fortunes to be made in the Dot Com boom. But to retired cop Benjamin Stone, who has come to Sunnyview to find his estranged daughter, Jessica, the promise of Sunnyview rings hollow. Benjamin grew up in Sunnyview in the 1950s, when it […]

For-the-hell-of-it giveaway #2

March 11, 2015 Rob 1

It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means: another for-the-hell-of-it giveaway! This time I’m giving away a signed paperback copy of Starship Grifters to a randomly selected winner. You know, the book that Hugh Howey called his favorite read of 2014? All you have to do is sign up for my email list by midnight tomorrow (March 12), EST. And yes, you can unsubscribe from the list at any time after you win, although it will hurt my feelings a little. So […]

For-the-hell-of-it book giveaway!

March 3, 2015 Rob 0

Because it’s Tuesday, I’ve decided to give away an entire paperback set of the Mercury trilogy to a randomly selected winner. All you have to do to enter is sign up for my email list by midnight tomorrow (March 4), EST. The luck winner will receive signed copies of Mercury Falls, Mercury Rises and Mercury Rests. And yes, you can unsubscribe from the list at any time after you win, although it will hurt my feelings a little. (I promise I […]

Get an advance copy of City of Sand!

February 23, 2015 Rob 0

Several people (who apparently missed the Kickstarter…) have expressed an interest in ordering a signed copy of my latest novel, City of Sand. So here’s your chance: hit the Buy Now button below and I’ll mail you a signed copy of City of Sand before you can buy it. But you have to do it NOW. Well, OK, I’ll give you until midnight on Wednesday. It’s just that I hate leaving the house and stuff, so I don’t want to have to […]

Wrapping up City of Sand

January 21, 2015 Rob 0

I just finished the manuscript for City of Sand, my mind-bending sci-fi/mystery novel. I’m hoping to get it edited and proofread over the next couple of weeks and get it out to the Kickstarter supporters by Feb. 10. It should be available on Amazon in Kindle and paperback formats by the end of February. Thank you to everybody who supported City of Sand! And for those who didn’t support it, well, you have to wait two weeks longer, so suck […]

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