Postcards From Iceland, #9 – Elf Door

Postcards From Iceland, #9 – Elf Door

Dear friend, the Icelanders’s belief in elves fills me with joy. That apparent whimsy adds a splash of magic in a mundane world. Every little hole or crack in the earth becomes a possible entrance to their domain. By law, even major construction projects have to mind...
Pen Names, Genre, and Demographics

Pen Names, Genre, and Demographics

What’s in a name? I’ve written under two names for years now, and yesterday I decided to add one more to my growing stable (my version of Pokemon Go!). As many do, I started writing under my own name, first for magazine articles back in the...
Review: Building Harlequin’s Moon

Review: Building Harlequin’s Moon

Building Harlequin’s Moon by Larry Niven My rating: 5 of 5 stars An insightful and fascinating look at terraforming and generation starships. It follows travelers as they skip and hop across the galaxy, across the light years, and through tens of thousands of...
Writers at work

Writers at work

Some pics of writers who have inspired me, doing their thing. William Faulkner Gertrude Stein Vladimir Nabokov Margaret Mitchell Truman Capote Roald Dahl John Updike E.B. White (of Strunk & White’s) Kurt Vonnegut Stephen King Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Anne...
Hand of God – Frank Miller meets The OA

Hand of God – Frank Miller meets The OA

Wow. Another great show from Amazon. I just watched The Man in the High Castle last week, but back to Hand of God. After the first episode, I was sure someone had thrown Frank Miller in a blender with The OA. The visceral in perfect harmony with the cerebral....