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Research

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m not much of a researcher.  However, I am currently working on a Cold War Era novel with an on-line co-author.  (You know, that awkward moment when you suddenly wake up and realize that you’re in … Continue reading

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Things To Do And See At The Circus Of The Lost

Next week I am taking Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday as vacation days.  The university will be closed Thursday and Friday for Easter (Catholic university–they take Easter very seriously.)  So I have a big block of time to be at home … Continue reading

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All those things that happen when nothing’s happening.

In my current WIP, The Worms Of Heaven, my protagonist is waiting for something to happen. The organization for which he works has suffered numerous attacks–the leader kidnapped, a number of their employees poisoned, their corporate offices set on fire. … Continue reading

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Speculative Noir

I am still searching for a genre name for The Book Of Lost Doors. I’m currently going with Speculative Noir.  I’m not entirely happy with it, but it’ll do until something better comes along. In any event, I think I can … Continue reading

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The Fussy Librarian

On Saturday, the 14th, Catskinner’s Book will be featured in an e-mail from The Fussy Librarian. As it happens, it will still be on sale that day, which I hadn’t planned, it just happened that way. The Fussy Librarian is a … Continue reading

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Today Is Read Tuesday

I don’t ordinarily ask people to share my posts.  I’m pleased and a little surprised when people find something I’ve written interesting enough to pass along.  I don’t see that I have any right to expect it, so I don’t … Continue reading

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When It Changed

Contemporary Speculative Fiction, by which I mean both Urban/Contemporary Fantasy and Present/Near Future Science Fiction, tends to fall into two distinct classes, which I’ll call Covert Counterfactual and Overt Counterfactual.  In Covert Counterfactual worlds, the speculative/fantastic elements are not public knowledge. … Continue reading

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The Call Of The Mild

I feel that one should never presume upon the reader’s willing suspension of disbelief.  As a fabulist, I ask my reader to accept much that is unbelievable.  I know that I am asking a lot, and I do try to … Continue reading

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When what you know ain’t so (Part II) (with spoilers)

I got some very good responses to my first post on this subject, including a link to an excellent article about writing as a contract with the reader, and so I think I’m going to dig into this a little … Continue reading

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It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I don’t care

I like action and adventure, in books, in films, in video games, in shopping (if you’re not prepared for hand to hand combat, stay away from the remainder bin–I didn’t get this awesome collection of B-movies on DVD by being … Continue reading

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