Category Archives: New Wave

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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Millhaven Press

Full disclosure (1): The swag in the picture was sent to me by Millhaven’s publisher, Jeffrey Blehar, on his dime. Full disclosure (2): I am working with him on an upcoming project. That having been said, I would say good … Continue reading

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The City & The City

China Mieville’s 2009 novel The City & The City is a true masterpiece. It won a lot of awards, which I realize will turn some people against it, but even a blind hog finds a truffle now and then. Now, I … Continue reading

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Cirsova: The time to jump on the bandwagon is now.

I know a lot of good independent writers. I know a number of good independent artists, and few really top notch independent editors. I even know several good independent voice actors for recording audiobooks. All of which is great, because … Continue reading

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Metaesthetics viewed as a global discriminatory function for theorem sheafs (Part VI)

VI. Beauty And Truth And All That Jazz Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V A successful metaesthetic formalism has scalar consistency between mechanical, narrative, and thematic elements. Generally when we speak of consistency in fiction we mean … Continue reading

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Metaesthetics viewed as a global discriminatory function for theorem sheafs (Part V)

V. In Which The Audience Is Invited To Participate Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV And now, at long last (I had planned this initially as three essays) we come to the point of the series. Or rather, … Continue reading

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Metaesthetics viewed as a global discriminatory function for theorem sheafs (Part IV)

IV. Aesthetics And Metaesthetics In Practice Part I Part II Part III Aesthetics is the study of the formalism of a means of communication–that is to say the relationship between what is being said to how you say it. Metaesthetics … Continue reading

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