I love libraries. Growing up, I spent hours in my local libraries, roaming the aisles between the shelves, inhaling that comfortable old-book smell, pulling titles that caught my eye. I researched school papers (this was before the internet, of course) and topics for stories I wanted to write. I learned how to read the Dewey… Continue reading E-Book Drama
My beta-reader got her comments/suggestions/edits back to me, so I've started working through them to get the manuscript updated. I'm still shooting for the end of August as my publishing date. It's weird to be so damn close to the (self-imposed) deadline. I'm nervous, anxious, excited...I feel both wired and tired when I think about… Continue reading Dark Journeys Update
I have an ongoing debate with my partner about books. Specifically, about which is better...a physical book or an e-reader. I guess this is an argument that only book nerds can have. And yes, that describes us perfectly. I bought her one when they first hit the market many years ago. At the moment, I… Continue reading Paper or E-Reader?
I've gotten the third episode of my podcast loaded up, so please give it a listen and let me know what you think. Also, my new microphone has arrived. This will help the sound quality. You can find The Prometheus Project Podcast on Spotify, GooglePlay, and iTunes. Oh, and on PodBean. The short story collection… Continue reading A Quickie
Yep, I'm still among the living. Life gets complicated on occasion...I'm sure you understand. I decided to take a break from social media and blogging for a bit so I could focus on some projects (see my previous post). And yes, I made progress. So, first things first, I've started the Prometheus Project Podcast. I… Continue reading It’s Alive!
I can’t remember where I first heard about the Rifters Trilogy by Peter Watts. It may have been on a message board or one of the many reader/writer blogs I follow. I heard it was different, unique, not your regular science fiction plot. I filed the information away with the plan to pick up the… Continue reading Deep-Sea Sci-Fi
One of the aspects of reading and writing that I find fascinating is the evolution of language. I’m one of those people who likes to read the occasional classic piece of literature (think Dickens, Tolstoy, Gogol, etc.) and I’m always amazed when I finish an older novel or story collection and then dive into something… Continue reading Evolution of Language
On average, I’d guess that I tend to read anywhere from ten to twenty books a year. Not a bad number, by any means. But the other day I got to thinking about all the books I’ve read. I mean, the total must be in the thousands, but out of that number, only about a… Continue reading Those old, familiar friends…
I read a post at Tor.com recently that got me thinking. The post in question - Problematic Classics - discusses how some classic books don't age well, especially when it comes to racism and bigotry. The author writes about the conflict felt when rereading something from childhood and discovering that it's not quite what you… Continue reading Inappropriate Fiction
Mr. Roth is one of those authors I've known about but never had the opportunity to read. I had heard of some of his novels: Portnoy's Complaint, American Pastoral, Ghost Writer, along with his most famous (and recurring) character, Zuckerman. I've read of the controversy, the claims of antisemitism, the accusations of misogyny, but as… Continue reading Philip Roth