In the spirit of blogging more often I'm sharing a snapshot of my nightstand as it looks now. I'm way behind on my reading. I'm not even going to mention what's waiting for me on my kindle. I allow the books to pile up as a reminder that I have things to read. I love reading … Continue reading On My Nightstand
A couple of months ago I mentioned that my three stories in These Broken Worlds received a nomination for a Sir Julius Vogel Award. For those who don't know, The Sir Julius Vogel Awards are held each year at the New Zealand National Science Fiction Convention to celebrate and recognize achievement in New Zealand science fiction, fantasy, horror, and science fiction fandom. Alas, I never … Continue reading Who was Sir Julius Vogel?
This is my new Tower of Books for the next month or so. I'm getting slow and soft. I had a similar heap previously for two months and only read two books. This time I'm doing much better. I have already finished Traitor's Blade by Sebastien de Castell and loved it. Think The Three Musketeers during the … Continue reading A New Tower of Books
So after unpacking almost 30 boxes of books and magazines last weekend and rediscovering old memories--including a perfectly decent-looking set of Popular Mechanics' Do-It-Yourself Encyclopedia printed in 1968 that belonged to my dad--and their counterpart emotions, I've now compiled 8 small heaps I'll be rereading in the coming weeks. Which also means I won't be throwing them away … Continue reading Old Memories Revisited
Today I want to introduce you to my alter ego, Wifelier Docht, over at The Collective. Last week I mentioned The Collective and my involvement in the project. I briefly explained the premise, including the concept of tethered slave-scribes recording history for a celestial entity known only as the God-Machine. The series is based on a … Continue reading The Collective: Wifelier Docht
Russell Blake is a prolific bestselling author of twenty-five books including the novels JET, JET II – Betrayal, JET III – Vengeance, JET IV – Reckoning, JET V – Legacy, JET VI – Justice, Upon A Pale Horse, BLACK, BLACK Is Back, and BLACK Is The New Black, and I regularly visit his blog to learn … Continue reading A Thought On Literacy
I love Robert E. Howard's stories. I grew up reading Conan, following his violent and bloody adventures. He is probably the most famous of Howard's creations. I remember how enamored I was with some of the book covers, most notably the ones created by Frank Frazetta. To me, Frazetta was one of only two artists who could truly … Continue reading That Which Takes My Imagination for a Stroll