Matt Betts Science Fiction Author + Zombie Wrangler

This is the feed for my blog. I update the blog... occasionally? What's a phrase for "Not Terribly Frequently" that makes me sound busy rather than lazy? "When the mood strikes?", "As time allows?", "Every fortnight?" Hmmm.

I update the blog as much as I can. I'm writing, you know.

Who is Carson of Venus? Pt. 1

Who is Carson of Venus? Pt. 1

As I announced in July, I’m writing a book called Carson of Venus: The Edge of All Worlds for Edgar Rice Burrough, Inc. It will continue the adventures of Carson Napier and his exploits on the planet Venus and introduce the Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe….

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Messages from Far-Off Planets

Messages from Far-Off Planets

I’m thrilled to finally (FINALLY!) be able to announce that I’m officially writing for Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc! Burroughs is the creator of Tarzan, The Warlord of Mars, At the Earth’s Core, and The Land That Time Forgot (To name a few.) I’ll continue a series…

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This is fine. The weather is fine.

This is fine. The weather is fine.

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Writing Wednesday Prompt

Writing Wednesday Prompt

Here’s an idea for a story starter… Who, or what, is coming ashore at this dock in the next hour?

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Get to Know Me!

Get to Know Me!

Want me to speak at one of your events or workshops? Need a panelist for your conference? Wondering if it was me that ate your lunch from the fridge in 1996? (the answer may surprise you!) Want to talk about me behind my back, but…

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POETRY POST-MORTEM: GUEST POST FROM JAKE TRINGALI

POETRY POST-MORTEM: GUEST POST FROM JAKE TRINGALI

I’ve done an occasional Poetry Post-Mortem on my own poetry, and I enjoyed it so much that I’ve invited other poets to send me their own. This Poetry Post-Mortem comes from Jake Tringali.   Note: This poem was first published in Poetry for the Neon Apocalypse, Jake Tringali,…

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POETRY POST-MORTEM: GUEST POST FROM DAVID C. KOPASKA-MERKEL

POETRY POST-MORTEM: GUEST POST FROM DAVID C. KOPASKA-MERKEL

I’ve done an occasional Poetry Post-Mortem on my own poetry, and I enjoyed it so much that I’ve invited some of my favorite poets to send me their own. This Poetry Post-Mortem comes from David C. Kopaska-Merkel. He’s the author of 30 books, a Rhysling award…

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Poetry Post-Mortem:  John Reinhart Guest Post

Poetry Post-Mortem: John Reinhart Guest Post

I’ve done an occasional Poetry Post-Mortem on my own poetry, and I enjoyed it so much that I’ve invited poets to send me their own. This Poetry Post-Mortem comes from John Reinhart. John is the recipient of the Horror Writers Association Dark Poetry Scholarship and the…

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POETRY POST-MORTEM: GUEST POST FROM HOLLY LYN WALRATH

POETRY POST-MORTEM: GUEST POST FROM HOLLY LYN WALRATH

I’ve done an occasional Poetry Post-Mortem on my own poetry, and I enjoyed it so much that I’ve invited some of my favorite poets to send me their own. This Poetry Post-Mortem comes from Holly Lyn Walrath. I saw her work in some of my favorite…

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Poetry Post-Mortem

Poetry Post-Mortem

This week, I’m sharing and tearing another one of my own poems, this one is We Killed the Morale Officer in Sweetest Day. We Killed the Morale Officer on Sweetest Day Another bland cake in the employee lounge. Another pale, dull parade through the center…

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