So, I’m back from Comic-Con, jet-lagged into a zombie state, and desperately wanting to give you all the fabulous lowdown on the Amazinginess That Is The Con. Thing is, the Convention was amazing, but not for any of the reasons I expected. Sure, I saw some celebrities (and my Soul Twin Sarah shook Alexander Skaarsgard’s HAND. [...]
Urban fantasy. Another genre of gray areas and vague definitions. Also another genre that’s booming these days. So what is it? It’s essentially a magical or supernatural plot that happens in a city…er, right? Yes, but there’s more to it than that because the urban fantasy subgenre is big. Like, really, really, really big. Why? [...]
Yesterday’s post is not yet complete… So I’ll pick up where I left off. Peter S. Beagle If you haven’t already chunked me in the nerd bin, go ahead now. I’m an unabashed fan of sci-fi conventions. Admittedly, I’ve only been to two, and they were both DragonCon in Atlanta. All the same, I had [...]
Yesterday’s post on steampunk had an unexpected surprise. One of the authors whose book I mentioned as a “recommended steampunk read” actually commented on my blog. How cool is that!? And, the writer in question (Ian Tregillis) didn’t even mention the fact that I’d suggested his book (Bitter Seeds)– he actually responded to another suggestion on [...]
These days, what with Harry Potter and the ten million vampire books, we tend to forget about storytellers from decades past. So, if your teen-reader (or you, for that matter) are looking for something to add to that book-list, here are some authors you might want to consider: Ursula K. Le Guin Anyone who follows [...]
I haven’t much energy for the blog today. I fear it all drained away during my massive writing session this morning and afternoon. As such, I will simply leave you with this beautiful quote form Ursula K. Le Guin in 1977.