This little piece came out of a comment-thread rant, which leads me straight into Rule 1: Don’t waste your words. If you spend any real time & effort on it, even if you don’t think it’s great, it’s too good to be flushed down the pipes of … Continue reading How To Get Published (With a WASPy Name)
Really, I think I’ve just reached “peak superhero,” and the diminishing returns have started to set in.
He felt it before he saw it, the terrible familiar heat that heralded its coming. It had no need for horn or claw; the searing wind of its approach alone licked at his hands and weeping face, burning and flaying the skin as it came.
If you don’t mind seeing my giant round head stuffed into a small Skype frame, you may enjoy this recent interview with Martian Migraine Press on the occasion of their new anthology, Cthulhusattva: Tales of the Black Gnosis, to which I’m proud to be a contributor. … Continue reading Cthulhusattva: My Book Launch Interview with Martian Migraine Press
So about a day ago, the social-media news started trending that William Gadoury, a “remarkable teenager” from Canada, had discovered a lost Mayan city that has eluded a world full of experts for centuries. Stranger things have happened, and the teen’s ingenuity is obvious from … Continue reading Lost Cities of the Mind: The Pot-Field of K’àak Chi’ and the Myth of Natural Genius
Perennially, seasonally, weekly, daily, one straps on one’s keyboard to write another Apologie for speculative fiction with the same tired determination a doctor treats a smoker’s fourth heart attack—with the same heartsick sense of grim duty that President Obama takes the podium to state, again, … Continue reading Yet Another Apologie for Fantasy (this time in pitying rebuttal to Headmaster Whiting)
“When wine is gone, that love is all there is.”