Recently I've been listening to Old Gods of Appalachia, a Lovecraft-inspired horror podcast set in my mountains. It's been a lot of fun to listen to, not least because this story is situated within the deep history of Appalachia -- of labor unions, witching, and yes, the occasional spot of racism. It doesn't flinch from... Continue Reading →
An Easy Death by Charlaine Harris The Gunnie Rose books were an unexpected find. My mother and I have been trading books during the pandemic, since all the libraries are closed and I'm trying to buy a lot less from Amazon. Strangely enough, these books feature a pandemic too -- an alternate timeline caused by... Continue Reading →
Hey folks. It's that time of year. The time of year when I tell you about the books that have touched my soul this year, whether they came out this year or not, and hope you go buy them so these writers can make more sweet, sweet words. You ready? The Light Brigade - Kameron... Continue Reading →
This is the post where I try, desperately, to narrow things down enough to pick just ten - just ten! - short stories to talk about for the year of 2019. This is more short stories than I've ever put on my list before, and it was hard to just pick ten. There were so... Continue Reading →
I understand how it can be frustrating to be reading or watching a story and suddenly get thrown out of it by something not being accurate to scientific fact, especially in a genre that is supposedly playing with possible futures like science fiction.
We've lost a lot of people in the past few years. Perhaps it just feels that way because there are so many other bad things, and so the losses hit harder. Perhaps it is just part of growing up. I've just recently entered my third decade. It's probably about that time. But you're never ready... Continue Reading →
With that in mind, I wanted to share with you some Twitter accounts, websites, and generally informative paraphernalia for the writing-inclined. These links are mostly targeted towards fantasy and science fiction writers.
Friends, I have just finished The Calculating Stars, and it blew me away. I would compare this book most closely in voice and style to A Natural History of Dragons, but with a depth of urgency that, for all my love of Brennan's work, exceeds that series. Buckle up, my friends. This is going to... Continue Reading →
At last, the moment you've all been waiting for! Here's my holiday gift to you, and I hope you enjoy! This post is going live for those still looking for last-minute gifts (like me), and there will be no post this Friday in honor of the holiday. Sorry for shaking things up on you folks,... Continue Reading →