Author Archives: Margaret McGaffey Fisk

An Almond for a Parrot by Wray Delaney

This is an odd book falling somewhere between historical fiction and romance. It is erotic in detail, and the main character, Tully, works out of a brothel for much of her life. At the same time, there’s a kind of … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No.116: Steampunk in Action

While the logical follow up to my essay last week would be a work of steampunk art I had created, I have only the one mechanical dog that I’ve shown you before (the artwork for my article is a celebration … Continue reading

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5 Interesting Links for 03-17-2017

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Luminescence (Botany) Gorgeous pictures of plants that demonstrate their light-emitting qualities. Makes me wonder how insects see them. https://www.wired.com/2017/01/craig-burrows-fluorescence-plants-glow/ History (Fonts) The fascinating history behind a specific style of penmanship.

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Forged in Desire by Brenda Jackson

I was of half a mind not to review this book as I read it. The characters are interesting, the space they’re in is complicated, and I liked the premise of this a new series. So why was I wavering? … Continue reading

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The Punk in Modern Steampunk

It is quite easy to find people who will tell you exactly what steampunk is and what it is not. Pretty much as easy as it is to find people setting rules in almost every area of life. Sometimes those … Continue reading

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