Monthly Archives: May 2014

A man walking down the street noticed an odd sign: “Hans Schmidt’s Chinese Laundry.” Curious, he entered and was greeted by an obviously Oriental man who identified himself as Hans Schmidt. “How come you have a German name?” inquired the … Continue reading

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John McCormick & How to Submit to Perihelion

“But … but … magazine work is fun!” Sam Bellotto emailed me when I groused about the pressure of a deadline. “I really look forward to  posting a new Perihelion each month.” His passion and enthusiasm is contagious. After only two … Continue reading

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Canada’s Titanic: The Empress of Ireland, May 29, 1914

Originally posted on historywithatwist:
The cruise ship cut through the near-freezing water in the dark of night. For the first-, second- and third-class passengers it was an exciting time, ahead of them lay a long voyage across the ocean to…

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Should Authors Write Bad Book Reviews?

Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog:
BOOM! Okay, yesterday we had a little bit of a debate about leaving book reviews. First of all, the post is to warn you of the dangers of posting bad reviews as an author.…

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A way of responding to life

Originally posted on science fictional:
“The science-fictional (sometimes contracted into the usefully awkward term ‘SFnal’) is ‘neither a belief nor a model, but rather a mood or attitude, a way of entertaining incongruous experiences’, Csicsery-Ronay says, a way of responding to…

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Laurel A. Rockefeller’s medieval science fiction

Laurel is from Lincoln, Nebraska; novelist, scholar, blogger, singer-songwriter; her interest in physics and astronomy were inspired by Lincoln’s Hyde observatory and Lucas’ “Star Wars” “Mostly known for my non-fiction work,” she humbly says, “particularly for Yahoo Voices. I am … Continue reading

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Slight Prospect of Showers

Originally posted on pabloredux:
We’re where the sands’ slope’s even and the tides’ speeds deceive. It’s a Saturday, and the water’s turned. Surfers, forming a shifting backdrop, aim between a pair of safety flags. Families in the foreground; instant barbecues,…

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The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons by Sam Kean

Siamese-twin brains. Viruses that eat patients’ memories. Blind people who “see” through their tongues. Stroke victims who can’t speak but can still sing… The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories … Continue reading

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Botanicaust by Tam Linsey

 Discounted for a limited time / Awarded the Awesome Indies Seal of Approval! Dystopia, apocalypse, hubris: just when I think I’ve seen it all, someone comes up with a fresh twist on familiar themes and archetypes. Botanicaust is thought provoking and intriguing; … Continue reading

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Red-Hot metrosexuals go wa-a-a-y back

       Naiche (Apache)                                   Karl Moon’s “A Navajo Boy” Metrosexual usually refers to a straight man who has good fashion taste, the way so many gay … Continue reading

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