We at S&R were moved to comment on the death of the esteemed actor Rutger Hauer.
Short fiction: Taxonomy
“Good morning, everyone. I’m glad you could join us today. Let’s just go ahead and dive right in, shall we. Rich and Jamie have a flight back to Europa to catch when […]
ArtSunday: My Terry Pratchett Problem…the “there” there….
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, […]
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: a Halloween book review…
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 […]
Novel Journey 8: In which the author submits
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 […]
HobbyWeek: ShadowRun, Rifts, and Dungeons & Dragons – oh my!
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.
S&R Honors: The Culture and Iain M. Banks
Iain M. Banks died in early June, but he left behind an amazing set of novels – the Culture series.
You’re not geeky enough for our con
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.
WordsDay: Don’t panic, it’s 42…uh, what was the question…?
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 […]
ArtSunday: Are we seeing more character development in genre fiction?
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 […]