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A Quick Review of ‘Ender’s Game’ the Audio Book

With the upcoming release of the movie, “Ender’s Game”, I thought I would listen to it again. The last time I listened to it was when I first started downloading audio books off news servers about ten years ago. I had a cheap news server with limited download and almost non existent retention. I had …Read the Rest

Galley Table 92 – The BaltiCon Surprise Mutiny

This week we were all at Balticon and had the opportunity to have Authors Scott Sigler and Abigail Hilton Hilton join us for a discussion on endings. Well that is what it was supposed to be about until Jeff changed the rules, and we had a mutiny.

Owner’s Share: A Podcast Novel Review

I think we all, at Flying Island Press, look up to Nathan Lowell. And there are many reasons, not the least of which is that he’s a really, really, nice guy. He’s a prolific writer who started out by podcasting all of his stories and has made the “Big Time” getting his stories published on […]

The Janus Affair: Another Book Review

To my regular nonexistent readers it will come as no surprise that I’m reviewing an audio book. And because my fellow editor at Flying Island Press recently reveiwed this book, this will be short, as I don’t feel I need to cross much of the same territory. If you haven’t read his review, you may […]

“A Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley; A book review

“A Brave New World”, By Aldous Huxley I was surprised as I began to listen to this novel, of course, downloaded from Audible.com. I looked at the cover of the book and it was the 2008 recording of the 75th anniversary edition of the novel. I didn’t think they even had science fiction back then. […]

“Nineteen-Eighty-Four” or “Hunger Games:1949″ by George Orwell

“Nineteen-Eighty-Four”, or “Hunger Games: 1949″, by George Orwell In my continuing effort to become more grounded in classic science fiction I went back to the internet. I looked for the first top ten list I’d used to get ‘Flowers for Algernon but couldn’t find it right off and ended up with the top ten science […]

‘Flowers For Algernon’: A Book Review

‘Flowers for Algernon’: A book review. ‘Flowers for Algernon’ by Daniel Keyes was first written as a short story in 1958 and published in ‘The Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy’. It got the Hugo for best short story in 1960. The author spent several years expanding it into a novel which was published in […]

Put it where the sun don’t shine

I was listening to a podcast, I think it was Mur Lafferty’s “I should be Writing”, and she was interviewing Scott Sigler. He recommended that any new author should write his or her first novel, edit it, and then put it somewhere dark and lonely away from the world and potential view. I can see […]

Countless Babies Cry

February 17, 2012
Countless Babies Cry

Well. You can imagine the uproar I created when, last week, when I completely forgot to post my Friday blog. The phone lines haven’t stopped ringing, the emails boopittybooping, the teletypes ticking, and the carrier pigeons cooing and crapping in my pool. Throughout the world, countless babies cry, radium decays, the polar ice caps recede, […]

Ok. So I lied.

January 20, 2012
Ok. So I lied.

Random Ruminations Remotely Related to wRiting I was planning on writing a review of George R. R. Martin’s first book in the “Game of Thrones” series, but I’m having an internal battle. I hate to break a promise to my many imaginary readers, but since you don’t truly exist, does it really matter?   As […]

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