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From 2001 through 2007 my major hobby was writing essays and stories for sadly mostly now-defunct web discussion site kuro5hin under the nom d'Anon "localroger." While kuro5hin still exists, its founder Rusty Foster apparently regarded it as something of a social experiment in web based self-moderation, and when the experiment began to fail he preferred to let the implosion run its course rather than try to save the site from the various forces tearing it apart.
I originally created this site to host the final chapters of Revelation Passage after one of the kuro5hin trolls used a voting bot to make it impossible for me to post them to kuro5hin. Later I took over the hosting of my novel The Metamorphosis of Prime Intellect which Rusty had generously provided for about ten years. While kuro5hin is still the best place to view my other stories published there because of the discussions that usually followed, nobody pays the place much attention any more and it's undergone several outages in the last couple of years. Accordingly, I have rehosted some of my better and / or more popular stories here in case the original links go down.
If you're interested in actual new content on a regular basis, be sure to check out the
Author / Fan Blog.
There may also be occasional new content here, but anything that appears here will be announced on the blog too.
By far the most likely reason you're here is that you heard about my somewhat infamous web novel:
That link leads to a mirror of the entire original site as it was hosted by kuro5hin during the decade after everyone talked me into putting it online and Rusty offered a place to put it. I have removed a couple of the more blazingly obsolete sections but the original side essays are there.
Passages in the Void
The reason I created this site was to finish publishing this story, which developed over a period of years as a series of stories published through the normal kuro5hin queue-voting process. It's the epic story of human colonization of the Universe, including other galaxies, without the benefit of faster than light travel or particularly long life spans -- although we do have the help of some awesome machines we created.
Other Good Stuff originally on kuro5hin
These stories are presented exactly as they were originally uploaded, with now-broken links and groan-inducing errors as still seen on kuro5hin.
Every once in awhile I build something. If it's cool enough I'll put it here.
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