I had only two chapters left to go, and the momentum of Chapter 19’s chariot race just flung me headlong into Chapter 20, and I couldn’t stop to write an entry! So, that’s right, this time you get a two-for-one-deal! Okay, so I suppose that means you get half as many posts as you would have otherwise, but I’m putting the two-for-one spin on it anyway.
Archives for March 2015
As I mentioned here back in January, this year’s Norwescon will by my first time ever attending a sci-fi convention as an invited professional. (I know; I’m as shocked as you are!) In January I didn’t know any more beyond that I’d be on a few panels and would also be reading from Zeus Is Dead and signing autographs at some point in the conference.
Well, I’ve received my final schedule, and now I’m sharing it with you. If you’ll be in the Seattle area between April 2nd and 5th and are up for hanging out with a bunch of sci-fi/fantasy folk, head on down to the Doubletree by Hilton Seattle Airport and say hi! (Note that pre-registration closes March 28th.) [Read more…]
Season 2, Episode 22:
“Die Me, Dichotomy”
***** out of *****
“You’re right, Aeryn. There’s no Scorpius here.”
So after a three-part nail-biting action extravaganza, Farscape decides it’s time to slow things down just a bit and then SHOVE US ALL THROUGH AN EMOTIONAL MEAT-GRINDER!
Don’t you just love this show?
Full disclosure: I’ve been a fan of JM Guillen’s writing since I first read his dark fantasy novella The Herald of Autumn, and as fellow writers we’ve reviewed and helped get the word out about each other’s books. Yet the reason that I’m so willing and able to do so is simple: Every book of his that I’ve read so far has been SO FRELLING GOOD!
I recently finished reading Rationality Zero, Guillen’s self-described science fiction espionage horror novella, and I’m happy to say that it’s no exception.
It’s Wednesday (or at least it is when this post is going up–the space-time continuum is confusing sometimes), which has come to mean it’s time for another Guest Geek post! This week’s guest is fellow gamer and sci-fi writer D.M. Cain. D.M. LOVES the Final Fantasy franchise, and you can believe she’s come here to make sure we all know just how awesome it is. I have to admit, being primarily a PC gamer, that I’ve only played the first two games in the series back in the NES days. (Yes, I’m old.) After reading this, it looks like I’m going to have to see what I can find for my PS3…
The Party Ponies Invade
I’m a little late on posting this entry, mainly because I wasn’t sure quite how to go about it. I’ve definitely enjoyed reading the Percy Jackson series so far. I’ve especially loved seeing another writer’s take on Greek mythology in the modern world. Yet this particular chapter just didn’t work for me. Don’t hate me, but I’m about to get all complainy. (Yeah, I said “complainy.” I’m makin’ it a word and you can’t stop me!) [Read more…]
Season 2, Episode 21:
“Liars, Guns & Money Part 3: Plan B”
***** out of *****
“What if Crichton’s worse, and won’t be rescued?”
“Well, that’s easy. I put a bullet in Crichton’s head, and end it.” [Read more…]