Previously … On The Beam S1

Previously … On The Beam S1

The Beam is a BIG story. We just realized last week how big it actually is. I’ve always thought of Unicorn Western as being our big giant story with all the words. It’s not. Unicorn Western has a quarter million words in the Full Saga, another hundred-thousand for...
Back When I Hated The Beam

Back When I Hated The Beam

Sean pitched me the idea for The Beam almost a year before we started work on The Beam S1. I hated it. Given how The Beam’s first season turned out, that might seem dreadfully short-sighted, but it’s not my fault. See, Sean is astonishingly good at many things, but...
The Future As We See It

The Future As We See It

We love all of our books. Obnoxiously so. We’re not willing to write anything at Realm & Sands unless we know the process will be fun, even if fun also means grueling. The first season of The Beam was difficult. Like the best of our work, fun but grueling. There...
The Beam S1: Chapter Thirteen

The Beam S1: Chapter Thirteen

Stephen York stood on the dirt, kicking at it, willing his feet to do what he told them. After a while, they did. He stopped kicking and fell still. Then he leaned back and crossed his arms. Soon he realized his arms were twitching, so he pinched them harder to his...
The Beam S1: Chapter Twelve

The Beam S1: Chapter Twelve

The bullet train dropped Leah at the end of its line, in Pillman, a tiny city situated just where the hills started but well before the mountains. Pillman was well-trafficked and circled by an expressway and had excellent Beam coverage, but it was one of the last...
The Beam S1: Chapter Eleven

The Beam S1: Chapter Eleven

Isaac swiped his connection closed by raking his hand in front of his kitchen wall. In its place, his projection of Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon reappeared. This was bullshit. Nicolai earned an incredible living, placing him just below Isaac and Natasha in the...