Read the Outlaw Galaxy series -- swashbuckling space adventure stories!

Head on over to my website, www.BillSmithBooks.com or www.OutlawGalaxy.com, where you can download and read some of my Outlaw Galaxy stories, including my first novel, Outlaw Galaxy 1: Trip and the Space Pirates. Space fantasy action-adventure at its finest!

Monday, February 5, 2018

So, let's get Donald Trump's record straight:

Adam Schiff is a "big liar"

Journalists are the "enemy of the American People."

Democrats who didn't clap enough at the State of the Union address are "traitors."

He said that "Second Ammendment People" should step up to prevent a lawfully elected candidate from taking office should she win the election.

Nazis at Charlottesville who murdered a young woman are "very fine people."

Trump demands personal loyalty from his Justice Department officials in violation of the law.

The FBI, CIA and NSA are purportedly corrupt agencies conspiring against him.

These are not just words. Donald Trump is engaging in dangerous propaganda.

He is encouraging radical, fringe elements of society to strike out. He is a danger to civil society and the rule of law. He undermines the fabric of our civil society and our form of government on a regular basis.

Donald Trump is a disgrace to the Presidency. And those who enable him to continue in this farce without taking action should be ashamed of themselves.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays!

As we settle down with our families and take a moment to be thankful for all of the gifts we have been graced with this holiday season, it's good to take a moment to consider the priorities of the people in our lives.

For example:

(Courtesy of Kaivan Shroff)

This year, Trump has spent $91,655,424 of American taxpayer money on golf trips. For that money, Meals on Wheels could've fed 33,117 seniors FOR AN ENTIRE YEAR. For that money, after school programs could've fed 635,936 poor kids FOR AN ENTIRE YEAR. Trump First. America Last.

God bless us, everyone.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Outlaw Galaxy 3: Hunter's Truth and Other Tales is LIVE!

So excited, just wanted to share that Outlaw Galaxy 3: Hunter's Truth and Other Tales is now live as an ebook. It is a collection of five Outlaw Galaxy short stories, about 18,000 words (would equal about 65 pages in a traditional paperback, reading time is about one hour). Just 99 cents!!



Check out the book at Smashwords (where you can read 30% for free), Amazon, Barnes & Noble NookKobo, Apple iTunes and many other retailers.

For those not familiar with Smashwords, it is the world's leading distributor of independent ebooks and offers downloads in all major formats -- mobi for Kindle, Epub, PDF, so you can read on any device in any format. DRM-free, so you can make backup copies as needed and available worldwide with no geographic restrictions. (Amazon normally charges a surcharge for readers outside the major markets.)


Thursday, February 23, 2017

Seth Meyers Pierces Trump's Vainglorious Hideously Expensive, Utterly Ineffective Wall

So many things I'd like to say about the ongoing dumpster-fire-trainwreck in Washington ... but Seth Meyers really puts it a lot more eloquently than I ever could about what exactly how dumb and how much of a waste of money Trump's wall is:




Okay, here's the problem: Mr. Trump, have you learned nothing from Pacific Rim?

1) You're building the wall in the wrong place. Kaiju attack from the sea.

2) Walls don't stop Kaiju, they just make them angry.

Seriously, you're going to need a bigger wall. A MUCH bigger wall.

THE NARROW WORLD from Brent Bonacorso on Vimeo.


If link is bad, this is the short film The Narrow World by Brent Bonacorso, a couple of current links:

The Narrow World on Vimeo
The Narrow World on YouTube

Or, instead of wasting 8 billion ... no 12 billion ... no, 20 billion dollars building a wall that will be ineffective and that MEXICO IS NOT GOING TO PAY FOR, maybe you could show a little leadership and use that money to do something useful.

Maybe you could invest that money and help our neighbors to the south build vibrant economies with good wages, stable governments that respect human rights and provide a proper safety net, so that the people of Latin America feel that their homelands are nations of opportunity as well.

People don't want to leave the homelands and their friends and families. They do so out of desperation. They look at our ideals, the words we say, the inscriptions on the Statue of Liberty, and they have hope.

They think those words actually MEAN SOMETHING.

If we worked with our neighbors to the south, we could build a trading bloc that is the envy of the world ... not free trade, but fair trade. Working together for mutual benefit. Creating vibrant economies where America can export its goods for a decent profit, providing jobs to our people ... and helping the peoples of other lands create the lives they have always dreamed about.

You COULD do that, Mr. President. You could be a leader. You could set a grand example.

You could make the world a better place instead of wrapping yourself in patriotism and the flag and preaching fear and anger.

Of course, that would require hard work. It would require hard negotiations and working together, driving a good bargain where both parties benefit.

Maybe you know somebody who knows how to do something like that? Instead of, you know, making up imaginary terrorist attacks and calling anyone who dares to point out your failings an enemy of the American people.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Thank you, Mr. Trudeau

Thank you, Justin Trudeau.

"To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength "

I find it heartening that the Executive of our closest ally and neighbor understands American virtues and values better than the current resident of the White House.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Wanderers ... the most heart-soaring thing you will see today

Wanderers, by Erik Wernquist, brought to everyone's attention by io9.com is an amazing short film. This is why I love science fiction. Beautiful. Worth every second of the four minutes it will take to watch.



(Linked to Youtube because Vimeo is just flaky for me.)


Here's Erik's website


New Star Wars trailer...and the even better Special Edition

There was much anticipation Friday with the release of the first trailer for next Christmas's Star Wars: The Force Awakens. (Apparently being "Episode VII" just isn't cool. Grumble.)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer



Overall...meh. I have high hopes that the new Star Wars movie will be awesome. JJ Abrams, Disney...yeah, they have a good-to-great track record. I mean this could be really cool, Star Trek: Into Darkness not withstanding.

The trailer had some "gee, maybe this will be cool" stuff in it, but nothing that made me squee with joy.

And I could really do without the cutesy beachball droid.

But now, we already have Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Special Edition, with all kinds of special enhancements.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Special Edition trailer



Nods, smiles. I approve.