Monthly Archives: May 2015

Story Excerpt Sunday: From Ghost Point by James A. Hetley

Ghost Point

Ghost Point by James A. Hetley The mortars rained out of the hot ’Nam sky, Crump! Crump! Crump! into the shit-stinking paddy mud. Den Carlsson threw himself flat, scanned the battlefield, and the third round always took the looie as … Continue reading

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Honor Flight for World War II Veterans

The Rambling Writer visits Washington, D.C., with her veteran dad. (Note: I’ll return to my Greece travels and novel research in my next blog, June 13; the first installment was on May 16.) This Memorial Day, I took my 92-year-old … Continue reading

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The Way We Live Now: A Very Short Review

by Brenda W. Clough  For professional reasons I find myself these days contemplating a huge TBR stack of Victorian triple-decker novels: Dickens, Trollope, Gaskell. This is intimidating; one cannot speed through these things. But where eyesight and time fail, technology … Continue reading

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WisCon Report, With New Novel!

Nancy Jane with The Weave

My science fiction novel, The Weave, made its first appearance at WisCon. Aqueduct Press had copies shipped by the printer directly to the convention, making its table at WisCon and Madison’s Room of One’s Own bookstore the first places to … Continue reading

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Nancy Jane Moore’s Column in Strange Horizons

Nancy Jane Moore’s essay, “The Golden Age of Science Fiction is Twenty-Nine,” is currently available at Strange Horizons. The best science fiction tells a good story while being chock full of ideas. That, I think, is what all the different … Continue reading

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Pitfalls and Pet Peeves

Pitfalls of Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy by Vonda N. McIntyre

Pitfalls and Pet Peeves by Vonda N. McIntyre Kristine Kathryn Rusch has just curated a storybundle, The Write Stuff, which includes my BVC writing chapbook, Pitfalls of Writing Science Fiction & Fantasy, plus Writing Horses — The Fine Art of … Continue reading

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“Zapped”

    Sherwood Smith’s novelette about superhero teens, “Zapped,” is up at  Tor.com today. Secrets and secret powers don’t necessarily help each other.

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Writers vs Truthers: The Big WHY
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I commented in an earlier post that I have observed similar thought patterns and behaviors in some inexperienced writers and conspiracy theorists (or truthers, as they are often called). In my first article on the subject—“Truthers vs Writers: Time, Freeze … Continue reading

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[links] Fishing With Horses and other cool links

Fishing With Horses:  There are only about 11 horse fishermen in the area of Oostduienkerke but the two men I have photographed are the only ones who actually drag for the shrimp for part of their income the rest just do it for tourism of … Continue reading

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BVC announces Tainted Waters by Leah Cutter

Sometimes you need more than eyes to see. A terrorist bomber threatens Minneapolis during the run-up to the Aquatennial. None of the Post-Cogs can get a fix on him: whenever the bomber arrives, the timelines get corrupted. Cassie has other … Continue reading

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