Notes from the Editor

Random Ruminations Remotely Related to wRiting – Tim Powers, ‘Declare’

Tim Powers, ‘Declare’. Philip (Norval Joe) Carroll It World Con in Reno, Nevada this year, the guest of honor was Tim Powers. I’ve already admitted I am sadly unfamiliar with the classics of science fiction and must now admit that I am equally clueless about new authors who are popular in the science fiction and […]

Random Ruminations Remotely Related to wRiting

Random Ruminations Remotely Related to wRiting. By: Philip (Norval Joe) Carroll I’m reading (listening) to a number of books right now. I’m sure that is a bi-product of my ADD. I think there are five. “The Pity of War” about world war I, “The Game of Thrones” by George R. R. Martin, “The Windup Girl” […]

The Courage to do What is Write – Seven of Nine – Character Growth

Character Growth No character in the Star trek universe  undergoes as drastic a change as Seven of Nine. While most of the characters not wearing red shirts in Star Trek grow, and many of them grow a lot, none of them change as much as she does.  In sticking with my theme, this piece was […]

Please Spay Your Tribbles – Inside the Pokeball – Jigglypuff

Inside the Pokeball – Jigglypuff By Laura Nicole So the people who came up with Pokemon have some serious control issues. The Pokemon are kind of like a mix between a genie and pitbulls raised for fighting (which I do not condone). A trainer gathers the Pokemon and sets it against another Pokemon for what […]

Galley Table 48 – Pirate Takeover – Fiction Tuesday

Pirate take over This episode The Pirate Captain (AKA Jeff Hite) (AKA Capt. Jack Smiley) hires some mercenaries and they take over the galley table. Galley Table 48 We are joined by: Veronica Giguere Doc Coleman James Keeling and Zach Ricks We talk prompt based story writing, like you can find here on Fiction Tuesday […]

Random Ruminations Remotely Related to wRiting. – A stranger in a strange land, by Robert Heinlein: Metaphor or stereotype?

A stranger in a strange land, by Robert Heinlein: Metaphor or stereotype? By Philip (Norval Joe) Carroll As I listen to my fellow editors at Flying Island Press, I realize they are much better grounded in Science Fiction than am I. I was introduced to reading by J. R. R. Tolkein and it was the […]

The Courage to do What’s Write – Pirates and Kids

Pirates and Kids One of the things that, we pirates love to do is the share the things that we are doing with the next generation of possible pirates, hopefully encouraging them to enjoy some of the same things.  To that end in the last few weeks the pirates from Pirate’s Cove have started on […]

Random Ruminations Remotely Related to wRiting. – Worldcon, Part II

Worldcon, Part II By Philip (Norval Joe) Carroll So I’m safely home from World Con. Back at the day-job-ball-and-chain, and missing the carefree immersion into a society I feel totally at home with. (Well, not so at home that I would dress up with a bowler hat, goggles, and a bullet proof corset.) But the […]

Random Ruminations Remotely Related to wRiting. – Worldcon, Part II

Worldcon, Part II By Philip (Norval Joe) Carroll So I’m safely home from World Con. Back at the day-job-ball-and-chain, and missing the carefree immersion into a society I feel totally at home with. (Well, not so at home that I would dress up with a bowler hat, goggles, and a bullet proof corset.) But the […]

The Courage to do What’s Write – I am Captain Kirk – Writing by the Seat of your Pants

I am Captain Kirk Writing by the Seat of your Pants I am Captain Kirk.  As much as I was Captain Picard on my way to work last week, when It comes to writing, my style is much more Kirk than Picard.  Let me see if I can explain a little better. Kirk and Picard […]

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