Who was Sir Julius Vogel?

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?

A New Tower of Books

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

Old Memories Revisited

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

The Collective: Wifelier Docht

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

A Thought On Literacy

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

That Which Takes My Imagination for a Stroll

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

A Book Bomb for Ben Wolverton, Son of Award-Winning Fantasy Author David Farland

This is a special post. My wife hurting her back had us worried for a while there because we weren't sure how it would affect our unborn child. The risk of the injury inducing premature labor is still strong, but we're taking it easy, taking it day by day. I remember last year when my … Continue reading A Book Bomb for Ben Wolverton, Son of Award-Winning Fantasy Author David Farland