SIX OF THE BEST… contemporary changes in etiquette rules

With my wedding coming up in less than a month, you can damn well bet I’ve been reading up on etiquette rules, and how they’ve changed.

SIX OF THE BEST… contemporary changes in etiquette rules

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SIX OF THE BEST… things the X-Files pilot episode did right

Holy crap, this show’s pilot episode is good.

SIX OF THE BEST… things the X-Files pilot episode did right

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SIX OF THE WORST… things about the Abramsverse

If you didn’t know there was a Star Trek reboot series, helmed (for lack of a better word) by JJ Abrams, then you probably don’t live on the planet Earth. And even though the latest iteration isn’t written or directed by Abrams, it’s still part of that reboot universe.

Which, for some reason, a lot of Star Trek fans really don’t like.

SIX OF THE WORST… things about the Abramsverse

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Movie Review: “Swiss Army Man”

I have reviewed Swiss Army Man, a.k.a. “the Daniel Radcliffe farting corpse movie”, at Escape Pod. Here is a link for you to click so you can read it.

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“Stand Up”

If you read my collection The Clockwork Russian and Other Stories, you got first crack at reading my unpublished story “Stand Up”, about an autistic asexual nongendered superhero. It’s one of the stories I’m proudest of, because it was difficult to write from that point of view. According to one reviewer:

“Stand Up” is that good. I won’t spoil the premise. Roseman is proud of this one, he notes. I think he should be. If this piece isn’t expanded into a full-length book, it at least needs to be optioned by a production company into a film. If either boon does not befall it, then I’d call that a loss not just for genre fans, but anyone who enjoys a good story. It’s easily the best tale here, in my opinion, charging out the gates past a stable full of strong horses. That it hasn’t been published by someone is an indictment against the small press fiction markets. Read it.

Well, someone has rectified that situation, and now you can enjoy “Stand Up” for free in audio, thanks to The Overcast. It’s episode number 34, and you can hear it right now.

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submission and publication update for June 2016

The life of the short-story writer can pretty much be boiled down to submitting as much as possible, as often as possible, in hopes that someone will publish your work. To that end, I’m going to start updating you monthly as to what’s out in print (or online), where I have stories under consideration, and what kind of writing I’ve done.

You know, that whole “accountability” thing.

So here goes:

PUBLISHED

Nothing this month. Sad times.

CONSIDERING

AE, Allegory, Analog, Angry Robot Books, Asimov’s, Automobilia, Compelling Science Fiction, Crossed Lines, Damsels in Success, Deep Magic, ECM, Electric Literature, Fox & Raven, Frostfire Worlds, Giganotosaurus, Grasslimb, Manor House, Pantheon, Persistent Visions, Read Short Fiction, Science Fiction and the Medical Humanities, Space Squid, Straeon, The Binge Watching Cure, The Stoneslide Corrective, Way of the Buffalo

STUFF I WROTE

I’ve almost hit 20,000 words on a book I’m writing under a pseudonym, due to its content. I’ve almost decided what’s going to happen in the climactic sequence.

I also finished the first draft of a new horror story about a guy who fetishizes being hospitalized. So there’s that.

I wrote seven columns this month — I like to stay ahead of my deadlines — including one about The X-Files and another about etiquette and manners.

THOUGHT FOR THE MONTH

“If you ever have a world, plan ahead: don’t eat it.” -Juggler, “Cost of Living”, Star Trek: the Next Generation

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SIX OF THE BEST… things about Hamilton

Oh, come on, you knew it would be written eventually. The damn show has taken the theater world by storm, and it won like a zillion awards. You’re probably sick of hearing about it by now. Either that, or you listen to it on repeat.

SIX OF THE BEST… things about Hamilton

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