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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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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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Big Top Storytelling

On Sunday I attended the matinee of this year’s Circus Flora performance. I have mentioned before in this blog how much I love having a traditional small circus based in my home town. I strongly urge anyone who can arrange … 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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