What the heck. I stopped doing book reviews a long time ago, and for good reasons. But this author needs more attention on her stuff because it’s good. Really, really good, and I want her to write more. So for purely selfish reasons… Red Wolf is, so far, two novellas that are either science fiction… Read More Book Review: Red Wolf
This one’s a complete short story. Enjoy! **** “When did he die?” She asked. Niz grunted. He was focused on getting the lock open, and it was never easy. The fact that the shop was locked at all made him uneasy. It wasn’t until he’d managed to practically pry open the padlock with his key… Read More Odd Prompts: Titanium Princess
You can find my post over on Leigh’s blog today, about the Hatrack. But Leigh also has a new book out, and you can find The Secret of Pad 34 here. One of HP Lovecraft’s interesting innovations was his practice of encouraging other writers of dark fantasy to include references to his various fictional… Read More Connections – A Guest Post by Leigh Kimmel
I’m seriously behind in my reviews. For that matter, I’m behind in my reading. Well, reading of fiction. This summer in between writing Tanager’s Fledglings, art, life, and other stuff, I’ve been reading such scintillating material as Molecular Biology of the Cell: Fifth Edition. I’ve also got my biochemistry and invertebrate zoology books. So yes,… Read More Review: Shorts N Stuff
I’ve been messing around with digital art again, since unburying my desk and freeing up my pentablet for use again. I need to work on my skills, but so far I’ve done two completely different things… Well, ok, the windows are similar!
I was talking to a fellow writer the other day about whether or not there is a market for a ‘thinking man’s fantasy.’ We were specifically talking about that sub-genre, Sword and Sorcery, the genre made famous by the likes of Conan the Barbarian, and oft-mocked as being ‘thud and blunder’ rather than ‘blood and… Read More Review: Son of the Black Sword
Over at the Mad Genius Club I talk about what Science Fantasy is, as a subgenre of science fiction. Where science and magic exist on the same plane, stories that stretch the imagination are born. If you haven’t read any, this is a good place to start. If you love the genre already, then perhaps… Read More The Starter List of Science Fantasy
One of the nice things about going to cons, I’ve discovered, is that you meet people. Sometimes they turn out to be really funny, nice people who also can write very well. I’m fascinated by today’s example, because he grew up with a great SFF writer for a parent. Edward Stasheff’s father, Christopher, wrote many… Read More Review: Predatory Practices