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All Aboard the Bloglovin’ Express

My blog reading has fallen apart ever since I began my 2018 migration away from Google.  That includes leaving blogger in the rear view mirror, and it’s high time to fix that.  Never one to ask others to do what … Continue reading

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Cirsova 7 – The Great Culling Emporium

Aw yeah, this is what it’s all about. Marilyn K. Martin writes science fiction adventure the way it was meant to be written.  To call “The Great Culling Emporium” the story of a bounty hunter grabbing his prey in the … Continue reading

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Cirsova 7 – The Legend of Blade

Hoo boy.   Jason Scott Aiken.  “The Legend of Blade”. This is going to be a tough one, because Aiken shows a lot of promise.  He has a great imagination, and hits all the right pulpy beats in this post-apocalyptic story … Continue reading

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Cirsova 7 – The Iynx

Michael Reyes hits Cirsova 7 with an urban fantasy tale told well enough to hold the interest of even a reader who doesn’t care for the genre. While wandering the sf/f desert of the early aughts through the mid teens … Continue reading

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Incoming! StoryHack 2

The big shot independent authors tell me that in order to make enough money to quit our day jobs and write full time, we have to don a creative straight jacket.  You see, Amazon’s algorithms have churned through two decades of … Continue reading

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Cirsova 7 – Galactic Gamble

 Yeah boi!  Been chomping at the bit to talk about the latest edition of my favorite sf/f magazine.  We’re going to take these stories one at a time.  Dominika Lein kickes things off with her usual talent for leaving huge … Continue reading

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On Heroism

Writing heroes is easy, if you have the courage to do it.  Always keep the Seven Virtues in the back of your mind, and refer to them whenever you’re not sure if you hero is acting heroic. A recent brush … Continue reading

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A Soft Pass

Galaxy’s Edge was fun and different while it lasted, but it’s just too dang dark for me. After the grind of living inside Goth Sullus’ broken head for 300 pages in Imperator, I had hoped Kill Team would mean a … Continue reading

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Cirsova Containment Status: Broken

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – time for a new issue of Cirsova. I’ve read a lot of anthology magazines over the last year in the hunt for new writers and new takes on fantasy and sci-fi, … Continue reading

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Look, Up On the Shelf! It’s a Frog!

The Ribbit Awards will soon have long been an established predictor of the literary award seasons, and so it is with great pleasure that I accept the inaugural award for Best Short Work for “Sudden Rescue”. Years from now when … Continue reading

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