Category Archives: sf

Want to read a story about oceans, colonizing other worlds, friendship, and how time and memory are part of the fabric of the universe? Oh, good. Here’s my short story “Tear Apart Worlds”, first published in Pen-Ultimate: A Speculative Fiction Anthology, Edited by LJ Cohen  and Talib S. Hussain.

Tear Apart Worlds – PDF
Tear Apart Worlds – EPUB
Tear Apart Worlds – MOBI


Teller is 38th!

SF Signal just posted 314 Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Kindle eBook Deals $3.99 or Less, and Teller is 38 on the list!



Category: award, Books, sf, tarot, Teller

Cover art


Category: art, Books, science fiction, sf

Yes, there will be a new Nanowhere, and it will…

…have illustrations.  Here's a peek at some of them!  Some of these are re-works of my original character sketches while writing Nanowhere. Check out the ebook edition at Amazon, B&N, iBooks, and elsewhere, complete with some of Jon Andreden's research papers on building an artificial intelligence, teleology, and other fun stuff.







Comic panels

Something I've been thinking about for a while. This is a scene (or set of them) from the book I'm currently working on. I've been doing some scripting and panel sketches along with the writing, with the intention of completing a comic edition along with the prose.

Chloe and friends are making cookies for a school dance tomorrow night–they're making cookies tonight–and a lot of noise, and I've just been sitting in the dining room drawing these panels in Art Rage on the iPad.



Nanowhere is back!

The second edition of my tech thriller Nanowhere is out, although the official release–in print–won't be until next month or early 2012.  The ebook's available right now at Amazon and B&N on the Kindle, Fire, Nook, and any device with the Kindle or nook apps.  (More eBook formats and channels to follow).

This edition has a bunch of edits over the original version, which came out in 2005, and includes two of the research reports by the character John Andreden at the back of the book.

The eBook cover is on the left and the print book is below.

Here's some of the back cover copy:

Nanowhere… it's a love story with all the usual elements: rogue soldiers, computer hacking, tyranny, cryptography, hit-men with an affinity for rolled adhesives, rebellious skateboarders, and sentient billion-node self-organizing nanotech ghosts.

Here's a clip of Cory Doctorow's kind words on Boing Boing:

Chris Howard has released an…interesting and well-written…sf thriller called Nanowhere along with a bunch of supplementary materials that purports to be the lab notes and publications of one of the book's characters … | | |
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Nanowhere book cover art

“Low-orbit Jump”

Okay, got some time over lunch to paint, and moved this one forward quite a bit. Nearly done. Low-orbit jump team rolling into combat or some kind of action on the surface below.

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Category: art, Painting, sf

I say how high?

I did some painting tonight–still in progress. Soldiers jumping out of some kind of suborbital military craft, geared up for re-entry.  Painter, Art Rage and PS, about two hours work, still a ways to go.

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Okay, I think I'm done:


iPad Art…okay, one more

ChrisHoward-iPadArt Here’s another peek into one of the things I’m working on–another one drawn and painted on the iPad, mostly in Brushes, but also SketchBook Pro and even a little bit of Art Studio.  The story is SF, near future.  This is the opening page, and she’s my POV character. 



Cast of Characters

Okay, here's the last character study for a bit, finished up last night with the gun-toting character on the left.  I'm doing these as studies for a project I'm going to jump on in a week or so, hoping to finish up around the beginning of the new year.  And again, all drawing, painting, adjusting, were done on the iPad, mostly in the Brushes app.  Seriously thinking about sticking with that for this project, too–I know, I've said it before, but this time…I may just mean it!

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