Lost In “Epic” Sci-Fi

Lost In “Epic” Sci-Fi

I know I am not a sci-fi writer...

“Norma” And “Louise”

“Norma” And “Louise”

The Chaperone is a reasonably entertaining film and a decent way to pass 1 hour and 50 minutes in the pandemic. However, if you want to LEARN about the real Louise Brooks and of the history of that time please read a history book...

That Mis-Imagined Era

That Mis-Imagined Era

It is a clichéd and frenzied near-panto that reminded me often of a high school stage production that is always moments from turning into a “Saturday Night Live” skit. For an hour, I sat there stunned: I could NOT understand the praise for it.

The Final Act?

The Final Act?

Having sat through Skywalker, I found myself by the end nonetheless once again largely feeling left flat about a sci-fi/fantasy effort and wondering what all the fuss is about. I asked myself why SPECIFICALLY that might have been so about this film...

Have You Ever Felt Like “An Idiot?”

Have You Ever Felt Like “An Idiot?”

After seeing that "Best Picture," and skimming the online reviews about how "great" it is, I sat there last night seriously thinking this novel I'm finishing should probably be my last...

I Can Do “Dystopian”

I Can Do “Dystopian”

I have decided I may have to give in. "Dystopian" and "fantasy" seems all that we are supposed to be writing as authors. It appears I need to take the plunge...

What Are You Reading?

What Are You Reading?

Considering myself "harshly" in that way, from the outset I have felt I am not particularly "representative" of male fiction writers of the present.

A Dangerous Fantasy

A Dangerous Fantasy

I stumbled on this by British author and historian Leanda de Lisle on Twitter yesterday:

“There’s The Girl”

“There’s The Girl”

A bit of an "unserious" post at times. It's Wednesday. A brief change of pace. We sat through Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, on Sunday night. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WWzgGyAH6Y I like science fiction. I like superheroes. I like being entertained. But while watching too often I found myself asking: What the heck is going on? The [...]

“The sword of Gerzeanam…”

“The sword of Gerzeanam…”

I finally saw some of my cousin's 20 year old daughter's writing. Evidently she is somewhere on the Fan Fiction Plus app, but refuses to give up her screen name to her mother. My cousin finally succeeded in getting some pages out of her so I could read a bit of her writing... When I [...]

“I really do not understand this child…”

“I really do not understand this child…”

Over in the U.S., a cousin's daughter has been writing free fiction anonymously on various online sites. Apparently she - she's about age 20 - receives lots of "likes" and approval. I've not seen any of it (I'm not even sure if my cousin has), and I know only what my cousin has told me [...]