Tag: Human Wave

  • Review: Captain Marvel

    Review: Captain Marvel

    I took the kids to see a movie last night. Normally I take them, drop them off, and come back later to get them. But this time they really wanted me to go, too. It’s a Marvel movie, which they know I appreciate, and as I told the Junior Mad Scientist later, the time approaches…

  • Review: Kraken Mare

    Review: Kraken Mare

    I read yesterday (sort of) even though I didn’t really have the time to read. I’d actually started it the night before, when I was having trouble sleeping, which was a mistake and I had to force myself to put it down after about 3 chapters. Really. I was looking for a book to put…

  • Contrarian

    Contrarian

    I find for all that I prefer to follow the rules and color within the lines when it comes to my interaction with other people, I dig in my heels and ask “why?” when I’m told “you must do so-and-so!” Especially when someone is trying to tell me how to think, how to create. No.…

  • Blast from the Past: Writing with Hope

    Blast from the Past: Writing with Hope

    I first published this post a little more than a year ago, but it seems an excellent follow-on to yesterday’s reminder of what Human Wave is. And it’s Monday, so I’m diving into homework and not thinking about the blog.  Eric S Raymond nails a list of symptoms to look for as warnings signs that a…

  • Writing Human Wave

    Writing Human Wave

    It’s been a while since this came up, and someone asked ‘what is Human Wave, anyway?” in a group I belong to. There is more at the original Sarah Hoyt post, but this is, in a nutshell, how to write a human wave story. I’ve gone through and added emphasis to draw the eye to…

  • Bibliotherapy

    Bibliotherapy

    Bibliotherapy Mirror-posted from According to Hoyt this morning. Cedar Sanderson A meta-analysis of the utilization of, and reading recommendations for effective bibliotherapy in a non-clinical setting. Bibliotherapy is the use of reading to improve mental health, reduce anxiety, and increase ‘mindfulness.’ Firstly, what is mindfulness? Psychology Today defines it neatly. “Mindfulness is a state of…

  • Happily Ever After

    They tell us that if we want to feel happy, we need to look happy. It’s been shown that the mere act of putting a smile on your face, whether you feel it at the time or not, will actually affect your mood. So what does reading dystopias do to us? I really like this…

  • Warning Signs and Hope

    Eric S Raymond nails a list of symptoms to look for as warnings signs that a book may be unreadable… 1. Evinces desire to be considered “serious artist”. 2. Idea content is absent or limited to politicized social criticism. 3. Heroism does not occur except as anti-heroic mockery. 4. All major characters are psychologically damaged.…

  • Dave Freer’s Stardogs

    I know, it isn’t review day. But it is launch day, and I have been waiting on the edge of my seat for this day since I got to read the pre-release copy of Stardogs. This one is good. Very, very good. I know I can always rely on Dave Freer for a solidly plotted,…

  • Review: Muses of Roma

    Review: Muses of Roma

    So sometime last week or maybe the week before? *mumbles under breath* time keeps dilating on me… Anyway, this is your sleep-deprived book review. I got an email saying “I see you review books on the blog, would you mind terribly taking a look at mine?” Or words to that effect, and my first reaction…

  • Interview with Archer Garrett

    Interview with Archer Garrett

    My weekly post at Amazing Stories Magazine is an interview with the very funny Archer Garrett. Enjoy, and then make sure you check out his books, I have the first one, but haven’t had time to open and read yet – I’ll let you all know how it is, but I expect it will be fun…

  • Voyageur’s Cap

    Voyageur’s Cap

    I have a new story out! Naked Reader Press published my tale of space, if the Hudson’s Bay Company came back into the business of exploring, trading, and saving humanity… Well, that last might be a new thing for them. I’m including a snippet to get you interested, and you can buy the story for…