Category Archives: Artists That I Admire

The Fredric Brown Editor’s Choice Award For Short Fiction

Overview: In the interests of promoting independently published short fiction I am proposing the creation of an juried award for short fiction. The purpose of the award would be to showcase the best short fiction of the year, as determined by … Continue reading

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On The Uses Of The Fantastic

For purposes of this discussion I am defining “the Fantastic” as that which is understood by both artist and audience as being a purposefully introduced counterfactual element.  I am going to take a moment to unpack that before I proceed. … Continue reading

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Want a signed set of The Book Of Lost Doors?

It is coming down to the wire for Cirsova.  He wants to raise $5,000 to fund next year’s run of the magazine, and he’s up to just over $3,600 as of this writing, with 6 days to go. Let me … Continue reading

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One Mortal Year

I am going to make a completely unreasonable suggestion to the content creators who read this blog and I would like you to seriously consider it. I am going to try an experiment for one year, from August of 2018 … Continue reading

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New Blog: Dark Corner Newsstand

For a while now I have been thinking about putting together a site for links to indie markets for short genre fiction, and I’ve finally decided to do it. I have also decided to join the Amazon Affiliate Program, and … Continue reading

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Ant-Man And The Wasp: A father-daughter dance.

This will be a thematic review of the Marvel Studio’s film Ant-Man And The Wasp. First I am going to make some general comments, but everything below the “read more” link will contain spoilers.  Although I usually try to make … Continue reading

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Ocean’s 8

This is going to be my review of the film Ocean’s 8, and I will make it spoiler-free because I am directing this review specifically at people who haven’t seen the film. If you’ve decided not to see it, I … Continue reading

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