Category Archives: Science Fiction/Fantasy


Summer Reading Recommendations

I recently had a friend ask me for summer reading suggestions, and we went back and forth for a bit on interests and what they’d already read. Out of that came a list of things […]

A Christmas Gift for you: Downtime, a Short Story

This has become a bit of a tradition for me and I hope you enjoy it. Back when I was writing fiction, I came up with the idea of a continuing series of stories about […]


Thoughts on “The Write Agenda” and “Writer Beware”

I got an unexpected and unsolicited tweet from the folks at The Write Agenda tonight: I wrote back pointing out that they are spouting absolute bullshit, but the more I thought about it, the more […]

Ray Bradbury, R.I.P.

Ray Bradbury, R.I.P.: When I was about fifteen, a group of my friends and I went up to Ray Bradbury’s office to interview him for a fanzine. This was the office in a big building […]


City of Ruins by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

City of Ruins by Kristine Kathryn Rusch Buy on Amazon City of Ruins is Kris Rusch’s sequel to Diving Into the Wreck, which I reviewed back in June. It carries forward the story of from […]


Diving Into the Wreck by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Diving Into the Wreck by Kristine Kathryn Rusch Buy on Amazon This week I’m reviewing Kristine Kathryn Rusch‘s Diving into the Wreck, the first book in a new SF series. This is high energy space […]


Old Friends

Patrick Rothfuss, Name of the Wind Buy on Amazon I think most of us go through periods were we do relatively little reading, and so you fall behind on books and authors you like. As […]


John Scalzi

There aren’t many authors in the SF field where I can claim both of these statements are true: I have read every one of their published novels. I make sure I grab and read their […]


At the Queen’s Command by Michael Stackpole

At the Queen’s Command by Michael Stackpole Buy on Amazon A long, long time ago, in a Galaxy far away (or so it seems), I published a science fiction fanzine called OtherRealms. At its core, […]


recent reads

While blogging has been light, I’ve been spending more time away from the computer and catching up some some reading. Herewith a few of the highlights… Wizard’s First Rule (Sword of Truth, Book 1) Buy […]

The Nebula Awards

Frank Catalano went to the Nebula Awards in Seattle, and talks about some of the things that happened. I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about decisions past, present and future recently. A couple of […]