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LOVECRAFT’S FIVE DEFINITE ELEMENTS, PART 3: WHAT IT ACTUALLY DOES

  This is the third part of a five-part series inspired by H.P. Lovecraft’s essay “Notes on Writing Weird Fiction” in which one paragraph stood out for me as the beginnings of a horror/weird fantasy manifesto: Each weird story—to speak … Continue reading

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A BREAK FOR SOME SCIENCE NEWS

Despite the doom and gloom that seems to have settled over the poor beleaguered U.S. of A. lately, there’s some fascinating things happening, news of which is buried somewhere under the presidential campaign that’s ripping the country apart at the … Continue reading

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FAREWELL, SF SIGNAL, AND YOU’RE WELCOME FOR ALL THE FISH

On May 5, 2016, barely more than two weeks ago, John DeNardo announced that the venerable SF Signal mega-blog would be shutting down for good. I was blown away—crushed, even. At the top of my browser are a bunch of … Continue reading

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WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM A RANDOM SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL (PART 4)

Near the end of 2014 I described the step-by-step process of creating a random SF/fantasy paperback grab-bag. Though there was a period of time taken up by one immense book, I’m delighted to report that I have continued to draw … Continue reading

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JOHNNY SOKKO AND HIS FLYING ROBOT IS AN ETERNAL WELLSPRING OF PURE JOY

I’m not even sure there’s much left to say after that. Well, okay. I’ll try. Unbeknownst to me at the time, sometime in, I think, October of last year one of our local secondary cable channels started running the Comet … Continue reading

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THIS IS NOT A REVIEW OF SYFY’S CHILDHOOD’S END

May contain spoilers, read at your own risk. And you should know by now that I don’t write reviews. I sometimes write recommendations of books or movies or use books or movies as positive or negative examples, but never reviews. … Continue reading

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JUST ENOUGH OUTLINE TO GET STARTED

With November suddenly upon us, it’s time for me to get to work on Bella Lucky and the Monsters of Methone, but in previous posts I admitted I had some big holes to fill in the plot before I could … Continue reading

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