What I’ve Been Reading – Fool

“This is a bawdy tale. Herein you will find gratuitous shagging, murder, spanking, maiming, treason, and heretofore unexplored heights of vulgarity and profanity, as well as non-traditional grammar, split infinitives, and the odd wank.” ― Christopher Moore, Fool Shakespeare parodies are a dime a dozen, but few twist familiar tropes like Christopher Moore. He's previously tackled vampires, Death, …

Advertisements

It Was Forty Years Ago Today, In A Galaxy Far, Far Away

"I saw the most amazing movie last night," Jim Thorn said.It was May 28, 1977 (give or take a day), the summer between my junior and senior years in high school.The movie, of course, was Star Wars. Jim and I were what today would be celebrated as geeks knowledgeable in a variety of arcane Sci-Fi and …

SF & Drugs & Rock & Roll – Is All My Brain and Body Needs

0 0 1 3933 22422 Kirkwood Community College 186 52 26303 14.0 Normal 0 false false false false EN-US JA X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Georgia;} Music in Science Fiction & FantasyBy Dennis W. Green (This article was originally published …

Showing The Rifle

The following originally appeared in 2015 on the blog of one my literary heroes, Ed Gorman. Ed passed away in October 2016. But you can still read some of his final musings at newimprovedgorman.blogspot.com.Showing The RifleLike anyone who has spewed forth a book, I’m occasionally asked what the toughest thing is about writing. I’ll mumble …

$.99 ebook sale!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Imagine Other Worlds with Authors event in Cedar Rapids. It was a great chance to talk books with readers and authors.Special kudos to Terri LeBlanc, Dana Beatty, and Aaron Bunce for all their hard work putting the event together.But next time, I want to be further from the …

The Jazz of Star Trek

(This is taken from "More Than Zarathustra" originally published in Perihelion SF magazine. Read the full article here.)At first listen, the original Star Trek Theme seems to be a pretty conventional orchestral piece, using classical forms, as most TV and movies themes of the era are. But Alexander Courage’s composition has its roots in jazz.In a …