Category Archives: Reading

Comments on the books I’ve read or am reading.

5 Interesting Links for 04-19-2019

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Reading (Science Fiction) A fascinating list of 17 novels that influenced the science fiction genre with annotated commentary detailing why the author (or quoted others) believe each work belongs in … Continue reading

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Stray Thoughts About Diversity

The Fantasy/Sci-Fi Readers Lounge on Facebook is celebrating diversity this week, and the discussion sparked ideas I’d like to share. I do not address diversity in my stories. Now, before you react to my statement, let me clarify. Diversity is … Continue reading

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5 Interesting Links for 03-29-2019

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Fantasy short story (Fiction) This short story starts in the middle then jumps back, but it’s an intriguing look at expectations and how people can be manipulated. I say no … Continue reading

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5 Interesting Links for 03-22-2019

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Language (Society) Kalahari Bushmen have a fiercely egalitarian society that is reinforced by their language patterns. https://www.theguardian.com/inequality/2017/oct/29/why-bushman-banter-was-crucial-to-hunter-gatherers-evolutionary-success Technique (Writing) Writing active characters is important, but character reactions should not be … Continue reading

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5 Interesting Links for 03-15-2019

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Novella (Fiction) The Persistence of Blood by Juliette Wade is a deep dive into a culture driven by biology into immovable, harmful traditions and the story of one who can … Continue reading

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