To paraphrase Jimi, there are writers – make that readers – I do not understand… I admit readily that I am no fan of science fiction and fantasy. I like Tolkien fine, […]
It’s Shelley – and ideas – that scare us… Since I’ve been skylarking, having left the original 2013 reading list in the dust long ago (except for the Christmas selections) and now having left the extended reading […]
Eventually there comes the moment when any author has to submit what they have written to the jaded palate of agencies. Friends have enjoyed what I’ve written, but one always receives a […]
College, marriage, children, and my career have demanded that I abandon most of my many hobbies over the years, but my hobby of playing and game mastering tabletop role-playing games has lasted through it all.
Iain M. Banks died in early June, but he left behind an amazing set of novels – the Culture series.
I really should enjoy cons. But cliquishness and pettiness by my fellow geeks drove me away, and recent reports suggest not much has changed in the decade since I last attended a con.
I am no fan of science fiction. When I was in college I had a bandmate who loved the stuff – he pushed Asimov’s Foundation Trilogy, Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land, and Herbert’s Dune on me. I […]
Not long ago a good friend asked me if I’d take a look at this novel he was working on. He felt it was one of the best things he’d written, but […]
I have been known to say that William Gibson is arguably the most important author of the past 30 years. That’s a mouthful of an assertion, especially since we’re talking about a […]
“I don’t believe in this fairy tale of staying together for ever. Ten years with somebody is enough.” Who said it?