Tony Daniel
Tony Daniel

Tony Daniel is the author of 11 fantasy and science fiction novels, the latest of which is young adult fantasy, “The Amber Arrow.” His science fiction books include “Guardian of Night” and two Star Trek novels. He’s also an award-winning short story writer. Daniel has co-written screenplays for monster movies that appear on the SyFy and Chiller Channels including the films “Beneath” and “Flu Birds.” In the long ago 2000s, he wrote and directed numerous audio dramas for SCIFI.COM starring actors such as Stanley Tucci, Oliver Platt, Kyra Sedgwick, and Lou Diamond Phillips. Daniel’s nonfiction has appeared in The American Spectator, The Seattle Times, Stuff, Maxim UK, and The Stranger. In addition to writing, Daniel is a senior editor at Baen Books. His website is Follow him on Parler @darkcoffee.

Therapy Animals Are Not Only Ridiculous, They Probably Make Things Worse

Fourteen years ago, I should have known it would eventually come to this. That I’d have to take time away from solving crimes to explain why I don’t like therapy animals.

A Supreme Court Biography That Should Be Held In Contempt

CNN legal analyst Joan Biskupic’s biography of Chief Justice John Roberts, ‘The Chief,’ is so preoccupied with disagreeing with the man that it doesn’t provide much insight into Roberts’s life and rulings.

What Happens When An Artist Is Mugged By Identity Politics

Controversial novelist Bret Easton Ellis’s new collection of essays, ‘White,’ tears into the proponents of ‘woke’ culture for eroding free expression and encouraging victimhood.

Inside The Life And Christianity Of Legendary Sci-Fi Author Gene Wolfe

The legendary sci-fi author’s reputation has waned in recent years, but his death is a chance to reevaluate Wolfe’s remarkable world-building and singular talent.

What’s Wrong With Trashing Your Homeschooling, Anti-Medicine Mormon Family

In her bestselling memoir, ‘Educated,’ historian Tara Westover tries to come to grips with being homeschooled by her eccentric Mormon family, but in the process raises some questions about her own flawed assumptions.

Lee Child’s Latest Takes A Trip Through Jack Reacher’s Unrecognizable America

After 23 Jack Reacher books, Lee Child continues to sell paperbacks by the truckload, and making his books so compulsively readable is no mean feat when you consider how ridiculous they are.

‘Mrs. Maisel’s’ Excellent Second Season Dooms The Third

In season two, ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ improves markedly on its first ten-episode run. But the show’s future still looks bleak.

How Punk Rock Helped Topple The Berlin Wall

In the book ‘Burning Down the Haus: Punk Rock, Revolution, and the Fall of the Berlin Wall,’ Tim Mohr examines the colorful history of East German punk, an account marred only by some knee-jerk politics.

6 Questions About The Huge CIA Blunder That Allowed Enemies To Kill 70 U.S. Spies

More than 70 foreign nationals working as spies for the CIA in Iran and China were systematically identified and slaughtered in the past decade, thanks to agency negligence.

How A KGB Double Agent Saved Britain And Won The Cold War For The West

Historian Ben MacIntyre’s new book, ‘The Spy and the Traitor,’ tells the thrilling story of how the KGB’s Oleg Gordievsky helped check the Soviet Union as Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan fought communism.

Reese Witherspoon’s New Book Proves She Knows A Thing Or Two About Southern Charm

The famous actress’s new book, ‘Whiskey in a Teacup: What Growing Up in the South Taught Me About Life, Love, and Baking Biscuits,’ could teach us all something about manners.

Reconsidering The Astonishing Literary Legacy Of James Michener

The bestselling author of historical fiction got a bad rap in literary circles, but his rejection of postmodernism has given rise to jaded and unfair judgments of his epic storytelling.

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Isn’t Super Original, But It’s A Marvelously Fascinating Film

The film establishes no significant milestones whatsoever, but it’s a much-needed island of semi-sophisticated entertainment.

Remembering Nobel Prize Winner V.S. Naipaul, A Brilliant Defender Of Humane Values

With the death of the Nobel Prize winning author, we’ve lost a great writer who both valued civilization, and saw the world as it is, not how he wished it to be.

Review: Big Tech Is Sowing The Seeds Of Its Own Destruction

In his latest book, ‘Life After Google,’ futurist and entrepreneur George Gilder warns that Silicon Valley’s big tech companies will soon be undone by their own arrogance and new technologies such as blockchain.

HBO’s ‘Barry’ Is An Entertaining Confection Gone Stale Inside

Season two of ‘Barry’ feels like a gloomy prospect. The show is done by episode eight, the story told, the point hammered home. Unfortunately, HBO likely senses a cult hit and has renewed it.

The Latest Political Thriller From Brad Thor Doesn’t Disappoint

‘Spymaster,’ the latest entry in Brad Thor’s wildly popular thriller series, has a ripped-from-the-headlines plot about Russia undermining NATO.

How Tom Wolfe Reinvented Journalism And The Great American Novel

Tom Wolfe set a new standard in both the world of fiction and nonfiction, and with his passing, all we’re left with are pipsqueak visionaries.

Why You Can Never Truly Take The ‘Batsh-ttery’ Out Of Social Media

Viral tweet: ‘Before the internet, everyone…thought most other ppl weren’t batsh-t.. Once we could all see how batsh-t everyone else was, we gave up the old charade.’ Not quite.

‘The Hellfire Club’ Burns Up Readers’ Patience

CNN host Jake Tapper’s new novel, ‘The Hellfire Club,’ is a regrettable Washington thriller full of cardboard characters, absurd plotting, and relentless historical exposition.