A Fun Way to Start the Year

Pretty exciting stuff to start out 2020 on the short story front. Two of my stories made the Tangent Online 2019 Recommended Reading list!! “The Disappearing Neighborhood” and “Daisy’s Heart” both from Pulphouse Fiction Magazine made this list. I’m floored. Really. These are my first pro sales so it’s amazing to see them here. You can view the entire list over on TangetOnline.com. Plus, a host of my short stories will be published in 2020. …

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The Wonders of “Avatar”

I saw Avatar a few weeks ago and left the theater feeling something I hadn’t felt at the movies in a while: Awe. The immersive quality of the experience made me feel like a boy again (and that  in itself was worth the price of admission). The NY Times nailed it in their review of the movie: Few films return us to the lost world of our first cinematic experiences, to that magical moment when …

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Cory Doctorow’s “Little Brother”

I read Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother a few weekends ago, and I loved it. I think it’s a good book, let me explain why. Doctorow recently wrote about how sci-fi is really about the present and not about the future on his blog (http://craphound.com/?p=2391 ) Mary Shelley wasn’t worried about reanimated corpses stalking Europe, but by casting a technological innovation in the starring role of Frankenstein, she was able to tap into present-day fears about …

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