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21st Century Wonder Stories: Call For Submissions

We are looking for 21st Century Pulp Revival stories.  Who’s we?  Well, there’s me, Rawle Nyanzi,  Kevyn Winkless, and Sky Hernstrom. There is also a good chance that, once complete, the anthology will be published by Superversive Press. Right now … Continue reading

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Black Box Blues: Investigating Mission Critical Metaphysics In Fiction

Recently Superversive SF posted an article called The Mohs Scale Of SF Hardness. Now Castalia House has responded with Hard SF Considered Harmful. I have come to the conclusion that they are arguing the wrong question. The first level–the very “hardest” … Continue reading

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Enough With This Genre Foolishness Already

Lately I have been seeing some discussion regarding the subject of Genre that has grown acrimonious, with people whom I like and admire on various sides of the question. I’m not going to link to any of the posts because … Continue reading

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I am interviewed by Scott Cole

I ramble about Old Buildings, New Wave, Borrowed Concepts, and Blue Movies on the Castalia House blog.

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What is “Appendix N” and why should you care?

In 1979 a company called Tactical Studies Rules published Dungeon Master’s Guide, which was the third hardcover book in their  extensive reworking of the Dungeons & Dragons game. The growth of the game’s popularity had been explosive, considering that the … Continue reading

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What do your dreams do when you are awake?

Chewing over that question is what has got me stuck on Bad Dreams & Broken Hearts at the moment. You see, I am working from the premise that what humans dream is actually an objective reality and that when humans … Continue reading

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Waiter, there’s a grobginthnik in my x’nibblierk!

Without warning the captured gnomish thief reached into his cloak and removed a g’tharknik– [Hang on, wait–what’s a “g’tharknik” again? Isn’t that the big shaggy animal with horns? How did a gnome fit one of those in his cloak? Is … Continue reading

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