Monthly Archives: March 2010

Stories — who do they belong to?

I absolutely hate being locked into specific hardware or software in order to read an eBook and its one of the reason’s I’m mostly in pause mode, in regards to purchasing new books. When the next great device comes along, perhaps with some of the features current eBook devices lack, I want to be able […]

Read this week – "A Memory of Wind"

These last few weeks I’ve been reading novels mostly and in general I’m probably going to stop doing reviews of the various magazines I’ve read. What I will do is call out anything that stood out for me and one story did, this week. A Memory of Wind by Rachel Swirsky can be read at […]

PayPal – use it please

I’m not an impulse buyer in realspace… I plan my purchases and save up for things, all responsibly like, but when I’m on the Internet and I see something I want, I’ll buy it immediately… as long as the site takes payment via PayPal. And there’s little that I dislike more (in my online life […]

A Ragman's Vow… Back Again

“A Ragman’s Vow” which is the first story I had published in On Spec has been reprinted in A Thousand Faces #11, a superhero themed magazine. A Thousand Faces has a somewhat unique distribution in that all of the stories can be read online, for free, or a print version can be ordered with the […]

The Anthology Project

Check out The Anthology Project if you’re looking for something new and interesting. From their website: The Anthology Project collects the comics of artists unified by their delirious pursuit of compelling narrative and notable artistic work in the medium of sequential art. Its humble intent is only to delight. Several of the artists involved work […]

Bibliography Updated

Okay, I’ve put up a new bibliography including my forthcoming stories for 2010. It is an alphabetical listing, with notes on which stories have been reprinted and for any stories with online or eBook versions, links to download them. The images at the top of the page are randomly pulled from the covers of issues […]

Prix Aurora Awards

The shortlist for the Prix Aurora Awards have been announced. BEST NOVEL IN ENGLISH : THE AMULET OF AMON-RA, by Leslie Carmichael, CBAY Books DRUIDS, by Barbara Galler-Smith and Josh Langston, Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy WAKE, Robert J. Sawyer, Penguin Canada STEEL WHISPERS, Hayden Trenholm, Bundoran Press TERRA INSEGURA, Edward Willett, DAW Books BEST […]

Cars vs Trucks

With two young boys I watch a lot of movies. One particular favorite of theirs is the 2006 Pixar film, ‘Cars’. I enjoyed the movie the first few times but now when I watch it I do find that my mind tends to wander. I often wonder, for example, what has happened to all the […]

Word Progress so Far

Since the beginning of the year I’ve set myself some firm word count goals and to my delight I’ve been able to meet and often exceed them. I took a quick look at my tracking and I’ve now written over 75 000 words since January. The bulk of this has been on the novel but […]