ZACHRY WHEELER

Science Fiction Novelist

It’s a true fact that authors think about things other than writing. Take hummus, for instance. I spend way too much time thinking up new recipes for that delicious nutty treat. And if I ever feel like sharing them with the world, I’ll post them here. Welcome to Zeedub Musings, my dumping grounds for everything non-writing.

My Top Five Favorite Comedians Working Today

My Top Five Favorite Comedians Working Today

My go-to author bio is a two-sentence summary: "Zachry Wheeler is an award-winning science fiction novelist, screenwriter, and coffee slayer. He enjoys English football, stand-up comedy, and is known to lurk around museums and brewpubs." Funny...

Assessing the Fever of American Politics

Assessing the Fever of American Politics

Not long ago, I wrote a piece on why I stopped watching the news. I outlined my general reasoning, everything from cognitive bias to rampant sensationalism. However, it recently occurred to me that my assertion was somewhat skewed. Did I disconnect...

The Mañana Rant

The Mañana Rant

My wife and I have lived in New Mexico for the last several years. We moved there from North Carolina and knew that we would need to adjust to some cultural differences. We have dealt with several large moves in the past, so this was nothing new to...

My Life is One Giant Quest for Isolation

My Life is One Giant Quest for Isolation

I recently had a conversation with a tedious individual. We have all met this person before. It's someone who justifies every action by referring to life as a game. "It's all just a game, bro." This attitude has always struck me as somewhat blind...

Gen X in the Modern World

Gen X in the Modern World

I am a member of Generation X, the often forgotten group between the Baby Boomers and Millennials. It's a strange place to be in regards to the Information Age. We are old enough to remember what life was like before the Internet, yet young enough...

Truth vs. Fact, A Battle Royale

Truth vs. Fact, A Battle Royale

Anyone who knows me personally knows that I am deathly allergic to politics. I hate thinking about them, I hate talking about them, and I go out of my way to neutralize any conversation that veers towards them. Why? Because I refuse to waste my...

Why I Watch Soccer Instead of Football

Why I Watch Soccer Instead of Football

For the most part, mentioning that you are a Premier League fan in America will often garner some confused looks. Further clarification that you are a football fan will garner a brief flicker of camaraderie before they realize what you actually...

Rage Against the Dying of the Light

Rage Against the Dying of the Light

When I was in college, a few friends and I attended Lollapalooza 96 at the Rockingham Dragway in North Carolina. Little did I know that this particular show would turn into one of the scariest experiences of my life. First, a little backstory. I...

Why I Stopped Watching the News

Why I Stopped Watching the News

One of my oldest friends is a Fox News junkie. He, like so many Americans, has bought into the 24-hour news cycle. His television is always on and spewing the words of biased pundits who shape his worldview. Before this age of nonstop spin, I never...

Trolls, Bots, and Spam, Oh My: Why I Ditched Comments

Trolls, Bots, and Spam, Oh My: Why I Ditched Comments

I am willing to bet that most of us view comment sections as toxic pits of vomit and despair. If you ever want to destroy your faith in humanity, just visit the comments section of any divisive article. The stench of rotting feces is enough to drop...