William A. Hainline: Reality Engineer

The Blog Of A Science Fiction Writer Living Just A Half-An-Hour Into The Future . . . Or Maybe, Y'Know, An Hour And Some Change. Sci-fi, politics, visual arts, music, writing, fantasy, and general weirdness. NSFW. Probably not safe for YOU, either, really. But don't let that stop you.

The go-to site for fans of science fiction writer William A. Hainline. Also the go-to site for non-fans, or anybody else who wants to follow what this curmudgeonly weirdo is doing with his free time.

RANDOM Portals Elsewhere

  • My Facebook Page — always good for my latest shenanigans on the social network for old people.
  • My Twitter Timeline — always good for my latest shenanigans if you limit me to 140 characters or less.
  • Bridge To Story — the website of my wonderful editor, EJ Runyon.
  • Kestril's Rhythm And Groove — the website of my good friend, Rommy Driks.
  • The Stephen King Homepage — The site for the popular horror and fantasy writer, Stephen King
  • Brandon Sanderson's fantasy writing lectures on YouTube — Great for budding writers of fantasy and sci-fi, these lectures are where it's at if you're wanting a master class in the big two genres.
  • Mythcreants — a fantastic site full of great writing advice; their tagline is "Science fiction and fantasy for storytellers," and they don't disappoint.
  • Atomic Rockets — everything you've ever wanted to know about how to write realistic science fiction . . . with a few interesting twists along the way.
  • The Lurker's Guide To Babylon 5 — resurrected from the early days of the World Wide Web, this is the indispensable guide to one of the greatest science fiction TV shows ever made.
  • C.J. Cherryh's writing advice — a handy-dandy guide to things you want to avoid in your writing at all costs.
  • Seventh Sanctum's generators page — a page full of name generators for when you need names for things but are stuck.
  • The Theoi Project — a site exploring Greek mythology and the gods in classical literature and art.
  • Squarespace — the company that hosts my blog. They're awesome, and they let you control every aspect of your blog's visual design, which is why I tend to like them so much.
  • Den of Geek — the place to be for all sorts of cool geek news, about movies, TV shows, books, comics, you name it!
  • Ain't It Cool News — a bit of a throwback to the earlier days of the web, Ain't It Cool is another  great place for movie and TV show news, by geeks for geeks!
  • Apple — the company that makes all of my favorite things.
  • LorelWriter — A professional writer who can whip you up something wonderful, no matter what your writing needs are. Selective with her clientele, but very affordable and awesome to work with.
  • Far Horizons Magazine — a terrific web-based magazine featuring the best in science fiction, fantasy, and horror from all the corners of the Internet, that focuses on new and up-and-coming authors.
  • JimSteinman.com — the web's home-away-from-home for fans of the awesomest songwriter and composer there is, mister Jim Steinman himself. Even lets you send him email!
  • Dungeons & Dragons (Wizards Of The Coast) — ah, the game with which I was first inducted into the world of Role-Playing. I'll never forget it. I still play, too. It's awesome.
  • Magic: The Gathering (Wizards Of The Coast) — the most awesome card game ever developed. Well, there's also Fluxx and Chrononauts to consider, but yeah, one fuck of an awesome card game. Love it.
  • Marvel — c'mon man. You know who Marvel are. They're the geniuses behind the world's greatest comic book adventures. And the best comic book movies. Avengers, assemble!
  • PhysOrg — the website to go to if you want the motherload of bad-ass, incredibly fascinating science news, right from the experts themselves. If it's science- or tech-related, they're tracking it and on it like bees on honey. If there are any bees still here, that is. Better check up on that. Check PhysOrg. They probably have an article on it. Or seven. Or ten.
  • Literature And Latte — They make the world's best writing software, Scrivener
  • More to come!