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The Ones Who Walk Away From Pulp Rev

Well, it was interesting, and fun, and I think I learned a thing or two, but I think it’s time that I come out and admit that I am done with the Pulp Rev movement. I have nothing against the … Continue reading

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Building “The Happiest Place On Earth” for the Venus Anthology

I didn’t write “The Happiest Place On Earth” specifically for Superversive’s Venus Anthology. I wrote it for a magazine that was having a contest with the theme of “After Humanity”.  The idea was to come up with stories that took … Continue reading

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Just one of those days… Creating “mDNA” for the Mercury Anthology

In some ways my short story “mDNA” in the recently published Mercury anthology by Superversive Press is about as far from that cover image as one could imagine. It doesn’t take place on Mercury, or even on space heading to … 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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You Won’t Understand A Word That’s In It But You’ll Write It All Again Before You Die

I’m going to rant here. Fantastic literature is not the “easy setting”. The particular spark that set me off today was an argument about The Last Jedi, but it’s an issue that has bothered me for a while now. Fiction … Continue reading

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My problems with “The Last Jedi”

I am not a Star Wars franchise fan. I loved the first film when it came out, was sorely disappointed by The Empire Strikes Back, and pretty much ignored the movies, books, games, toys, and so on for the next … 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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