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WHITE MAN’S MADNESS, CHAPTER 2: EXPLORING WEIRD TALES Vol. 5, No. 1—PART 9

On December 18 we started in on… …as part of my ongoing series of posts looking back at a classic issue of Weird Tales, which is available for all of us—and that means you!—to read online. This week, onward from the … Continue reading

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WORLDBUILDING SESSION FOUR: GEOGRAPHY

This week, how about a preview of the revised fourth session of my online course Worldbuilding in Fantasy and Science Fiction Writing, which starts up again day after tomorrow…   I might go so far as to say that fantasy … Continue reading

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SUGGESTED READING FOR 2019

Christmas fell on a Tuesday this year, but that won’t stop me from my regular weekly post! To all my Christian friends, Merry Christmas, to all my non-Christian friends, have fun at the movies. But anyway, for a “holiday edition” … Continue reading

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WHITE MAN’S MADNESS: EXPLORING WEIRD TALES Vol. 5, No. 1—PART 8

Let’s spend this week and at least a couple more on the “novelette” “White Man’s Madness” by Lenore E. Chaney as part of my ongoing series of posts looking back at a ninety-three year old issue of Weird Tales, which … Continue reading

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BOOKS FOR FANTASY AUTHORS XXIV: SAVAGE PASTIMES

From time to time I’ll recommend—not review, mind you, but recommend, and yes, there is a difference—books that I think fantasy (and science fiction and horror and all other) authors should have on their shelves. Some may be new and … Continue reading

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CHEKHOV’S G17 Gen5 MOS GLOCK

Like all weird little writing quirks, of which there are many, not all authors fall into this particular trap, but I see it—please believe me—time and time and time again, and that’s a careful hyper-specificity for firearms. It’s strangely rare … Continue reading

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THE FIREPLACE: EXPLORING WEIRD TALES Vol. 5, No. 1—PART 7

Time to jump back into my series of posts looking back at a ninety-three year old issue of Weird Tales, which is available for all of us to read online. We’re making some headway here, moving from “The Rajah’s Gift” … Continue reading

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