A paper book is not immortal. Some have lasted through the ages, and now historians and scholars visit them in climate-controlled vaults, handling them with reverence and cotton gloves. But in the twentieth century, books came into their own, as cheaply printed and widely distributed as possible. You could pick up a candy bar and… Read More The Book Afterlife
Ok, it’s not just books. It is, however, just science fiction so far as I can tell. I knew if I opened it up to fantasy as well, it would become unmanageable, so I may follow up with a second list if there is interest. As it is, I’ve got over 60 names on the… Read More Strong Women in Science Fiction: Book List
I have the honor and privilege to work with a large community of writers, some of whom I also claim as friends, and it’s past time that I shared a handful of their latest releases (or, in one case, it’s been a while, but the sequel is coming out real soon now, I hear *looks… Read More New Books! Hot Books! Getcher Books Here!
Let’s see: semi-random stuff that I picked up along the way this week and thought you all might be interested in! First of all, I’m blogging at the Mad Genius Club today (I’m there every Saturday, for the few who don’t already know) about backing up your files, your computer, and creating a deep defense… Read More Interesting Art, books, and computer stuff
I have a story in an anthology! I’m pretty excited about this, because not only am I happy about the tale I told, it’s in the company of some pretty great work by authors I respect. It’s available as ebook and paperback, and it’s in the Kindle Unlimited pool. I can’t wait to hear from… Read More Anthology Appearance
After a few days away, I’m back on routine. It’s been… interesting. You know what they say about life being interesting. I was telling Mom when we were chatting the other day I’m ready for some stability (and boredom) in my life for a couple of years. You know, to kind of rest after the… Read More Chatter and Book Reviews
I’m headed out soon for a day of family and fun, but before I went, I wanted to put up something on the blog to keep you all busy. So here’s some of the books I’ve been reading and enjoying recently! Feel free to add your own recommendations in the comments. Andrew Mayne’s The Naturalist… Read More Book Recommendations and Other Things
Not my books. But the covers are my work, and the books are pretty good if I do say so. You should check them out! Shikari by Alma Boykin Adventure! Exploration! Martinus the m-dog! Lost cities and conspiracies! Strange creatures! And homework. Shikhari, the most-distant human colony world, home to the Staré and Auriga “Rigi”… Read More Books ‘n Stuff
You won’t want to miss this one. It’s not your run-of-the-mill fantasy. When Peter and I were talking about the cover, he described it to me as something that was influenced by his time in Africa and his reading of H Rider Haggard, and I was sold. It’s not just that I’m easy when it… Read More Peter Grant has a New Book!
I’m writing this in the science fiction present – the twenty-first century. The year is 2017, and while we may not have flying cars, personal jetpacks, or portals that instantly pop us out anywhere in the world we want to be, I do have a microwave, digital oven, the world-wide-web on my personal tablet with… Read More Vintage Kitchen: Making Antique Recipes in a Modern Era
This isn’t going to be a long post – it’s a long day, and much to do in it. But I was musing on something and wanted your input on it as well. I’ve been reading (almost finished) a book called The Bone Woman by Clea Koff, which is the memoir of a young woman… Read More In defense
Some days are like that. Some weeks are a blur. Some months make you wonder where they went. Some years are gone in a flash. It seems the old I get, the faster time flies past. I can’t believe we’re more than half-way through this year. I can’t believe that the new school year is… Read More Some Days…