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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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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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Nasty, Brutish, and Short

Well, 2017 has been an interesting year as a writer. I’ve learned a lot, and some of the lessons have been unpleasant ones. But I think the net effect has been positive. I know more about my craft and my … Continue reading

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Rehabbing Wonder

Two films that I saw recently, Justice League and The Last Jedi, left me with very similar feelings that I have been trying to put into words. As usual, I find that for me the most natural analogies are drawn … Continue reading

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Sins Of The Gods

The third collection in the Sins Of Time series will be released next week, on Halloween. The first one, you may recall, was called Sins Of The Past and included my story, “We Pass From View”. The second one was … Continue reading

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Non-Lethal Mysteries

I think I may be ready to do it again. I have this strange condition–call it “Dr. Jeckyl & The Pied Piper Syndrome” where I am suddenly struck with a completely off the wall idea combined with a compulsion to … Continue reading

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Where your eyes don’t go a filthy scarecrow waves his broomstick arms and does a parody of each unconscious thing you do

Science Fiction is a lot less Weird than it used to be. I am using Weird here is a particular philosophical sense (in the vain hopes that one day “Weird in the sense of Burnett” will become a common phrase … Continue reading

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