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Dragon Awards – The Allied Vote

It’s award time for fans of fantasy and science fiction, and that can mean only one thing¬†– DragonCon ballots are up and ready for completion.¬† The red fiery trophy is the new hotness that all the cool kids want to … Continue reading

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Unexpected Classical Music

Lately I’ve been enjoying a lot of saxophone quartet music while writing.  Saxophone quartets are grossly underrated.  String quartets get the headlines because in the small parlors of the 1700s, the lightweight and soft tones didn’t blast the audience seated just a few … Continue reading

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More Concrete Writing Advice

Today’s writing advice comes from the department of “you should have learned this in high school, but didn’t.” Jesse Abraham Lucas isn’t just the advice giving sort.  Instead of opining that somebody should start a website for the #PulpRev, he went out … Continue reading

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Appendix N: The Generation Gaps

The recent series of posts over at Vox Popoli relating to the sins of the Baby Boomers and GenXers set my mind wandering down strange paths. That the true giants Burroughs, Howard, Moore, and E.E. Doc Smith were forgotten and the … Continue reading

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Salon Admits Jeffro Was Right

Jeffro’s detractors have called him a crackpot conspiracy theorist for daring to point out the concerted effort by major publishing houses filthy with secular midwits and tedious intersectionalists to commandeer the ship of science-fiction and steer it away from the … Continue reading

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They Know

Politics is downstream from culture.  One of the reasons that the publishers in New York are doing everything they can to isolate independent writers and publishers like Castalia House is that they know it plays a vital role in establishing … Continue reading

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Dangerous Gamers – The Book

From day one The Frisky Pagan has been a reliable source of passionate, well considered, and funny commentary over at the Puppy of the Month Book Club.  Lately, his production has fallen off a bit (he’s not alone in that), … Continue reading

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Black Company, Fingers Crossed

The Black Company is coming to a small screen near you. As a card carrying member of the pulp revolution, I tend to favor heroic fiction that fun and free-wheeling, but Glen Cook got me through a lot of years … Continue reading

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