science fiction

“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. […]

‘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 […]

Tim Powers ‘On Stranger Tides’: A Review

I got up this morning and realized I hadn’t written my weekly blog post. “Oh, no,” I thought. “What will all my fans think?” Feeling sufficiently remorseful, I thought I would try and get it written during my lunch. Now, don’t take me wrong. Giving up my lunch to write a blog post may not […]

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 […]

Declare by Tim Powers

January 13, 2012
Declare by Tim Powers

Random Ruminations Remotely Related to wRiting   “Declare” by Tim Powers. A book review. In defense of audio fiction. I listened to this book on audio which I purchased from Audible.com. I mention to my friends at work that I am ‘listening’ to a book and they make some condescending remark like, “books are supposed […]

“The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi” A Review

Random Ruminations Remotely Related to wRiting. ‘The Windup Girl’ I finished a book. It’s been a long time since I’ve read anything much longer than six thousand words. Audible makes it easy and I just listen while I work. Here’s my review of ‘The Windup Girl’ by Paolo Bacigalupi. I heard this novel mentioned several […]

Random Ruminations Remotely Related to wRiting – Best Seller

What Makes a Best Seller
Philip (Norval Joe) Carroll
I read a really good blog about what makes a “Best Seller”.
Rather than research and write my own, go read it. It’s really interesting.
Have fun.
http://allonbooks-thekingdomofallo…

The Courage to do What is Write – The Best Parts

The Best Parts I have talked before about my favorite parts of being parts of being a part of Flying Island Press, but what it boils down to, it means that I get to do the two things that really love, reading and writing and call it work. Today instead of talking about the things […]

Courage to do what’s Write – Taking the plunge

Taking the Plunge I have been writing a lot lately about how the characters of certain Sci/Fi captains shape the fiction they are they are in, and really all around us.  I will continue on that theme in the next few weeks but I want to take a short break from that and talk about […]

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