Well, dearest readers, I have a grin on my face that won't go away. I received an email this week from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand (SFFANZ) informing me that "Babylon's Song" has been nominated for the Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Novella. If you recall, three of my stories … Continue reading Babylon’s Song Nominated for Sir Julius Vogel Award!
This week Kōsa Press reveals the cover for the third installment of collected stories in the Inlari universe. Armistice features snapshots of life in this shared universe, from the very beginning to a century and a half after first contact. I have six stories in this anthology. Arthur Haas painted the cover and he did a stellar job. Check … Continue reading ARMISTICE: The Great and Awesome Cover Reveal
They call it a teaser trailer but at a little over two minutes it shows a lot and my take is the movie looks awesome. I can't wait to see it. As far as the plot synopsis go, the gang is back fighting cosmic evil and Star-Lord apparently discovers that his father is Ego, the … Continue reading Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 – Full “Teaser” Trailer
This Luc Besson directed spectacle features aliens and monsters and awesome starships that remind me a little of The Fifth Element, which should come as no surprise given that it's the same director, but there is also something else, something very familiar and I can't seem to put my finger on it. It'll come to me later, … Continue reading Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets: Yes Please!
I dedicate this post to those who love reading short stories and to those who love writing them (including this writer). I'm reblogging an article from ScreenCraft about why short stories make such great movies. On top of that, and as a way of confirming the above, a producer friend of a friend explained that short … Continue reading The Awesome Power of Short Fiction
A lot has happened this past weekend which contributed to this week's post being late. I'll talk a little about that in a separate post. This week I'm featuring Bruce Pennington. His first cover illustration appeared in 1967 for the New English Library 1970 paperback edition of Robert Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land. During the … Continue reading #Art of Fantasy 92: Bruce Pennington (Legends)
One of the reasons why Interspecies is so special to me, and specifically my novella "Babylon's Song," is that this is the first time I've ever written a female protagonist where I looked past the femaleness and focused solely on the character's mental and emotional development. This tale, heart-wrenching at times, explores heartache, determination, hope, … Continue reading Writing Babylon’s Song