Fiction Friday: Are You Afflicted With Dragons?

Fiction Friday is a series where I talk about what I’ve been reading. Short Stories (and sometimes Novellas) are featured as in-between posts and the first Friday of the month will feature a new novel review. Today, I review Are You Afflicted With Dragons? by Kage Baker. Fiction Friday: Are You Afflicted With Dragons?   Today’s short story is another reprint as we look at … Continue reading Fiction Friday: Are You Afflicted With Dragons?

Coming Attractions: A Sneak Preview of “My Cat Is A Monster”

Coming Attractions is a series where I preview the latest pieces of my upcoming works. I will sometimes give insight on what went down into making the book or short story, as well as specific sections and characters. Today, I showcase my upcoming website short story, My Cat Is A Monster.

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Coming Attractions: A Sneak Preview of “My Cat Is A Monster”

I’ve mentioned it before, but I’ll officially say it here. Next week, on April 3rd, I’m launching my website exclusive story for the world to see. It follows the tale of Jason Thomas as his pet cat, Max, undergoes a mysterious change that threatens to tear them apart.

It’s a fun story to share, and while I do have a proper story in the works, I figured I’d make this preview story to show the world the kind of stories I can create. To those who cannot wait until next week, today, I’m launching a free preview of My Cat Is A Monster to give you a taste of both the upcoming story and what my writing style is like. Again, this is a preview story, and my first official story will be announced in the Status Update for April, as well as any future projects.

So here we go, a brief look at the upcoming story. Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below, and I can’t wait to show you the real version next week.

Take care, and remember, the inn is always open.

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Fantastic Wonder: Thoughts on Black Clover

Fantastic Wonder is a series of Fantasy related posts where I discuss different aspects of the genre and the many tropes and plot lines associated with it. Today, I talk about the recent anime series, Black Clover. Fantastic Wonder: Thoughts on Black Clover   I love anime. It’s been a huge part of my life for a long time. From the big names such as … Continue reading Fantastic Wonder: Thoughts on Black Clover

Fiction Friday: Attachments (Kate Wilhelm In Memoriam Special)

Fiction Friday is a series where I talk about what I’ve been reading. Short Stories (and sometimes Novellas) are featured as in-between posts and the first Friday of the month will feature a new novel review. Today, I review Attachments by Kate Wilhelm

Fiction Friday: Attachments (Kate Wilhelm In Memoriam Special)

It’s been a rough week for Science nerds, especially Science Fiction fans. Kate Wilhelm, Mary Rosenblum (who I just discovered is another Long Islander like myself) and of course, Stephen Hawking. I’ve been heavily inspired by Mr. Hawking’s success, but I want to focus on a specific author this week. Kate Wilhelm’s last appearance was very recent. In fact, the November/December 2017 issue of F&SF magazine was her last fiction appearance with the Novelette, Attachments, so we’re going back in time to review that.

So this is Attachments by Kate Wilhelm, has appeared in Fantasy and Science Fiction magazine. I usually link to the stories, but seeing as this is a back issue now, I’ll link to that. I always try to do more recent stories from current issues, but if a back issue is available, I’ll link to that. I can only review so much and have only a few days out of the week to do it. An eventual goal of mine is to review the whole magazine rather than one story, but for now, I’ll stick with this. This is still new to me and I don’t want to push myself just yet.Also, I don’t do these too often, but sometimes, I’ll feature writers that have recently passed, to celebrate the works they brought to us and their impact on the world. I feel it’s a good way to remember those we’ve lost.

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Black Panther Review

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Black Panther Review

Now that I’ve had time to settle, it’s time we talked about Black Panther. I admit that while I was confident going into this, I wasn’t sure if this would be the phenomenon it would end up becoming. It has nothing to do with “black characters can’t sell films” because I do think if the movie’s good enough anything can sell, but Black Panther isn’t a humongously well-known property, until now. It wasn’t Iron Man or Captain America or any of the other iconic Marvel heroes. But I’m happy to be proven wrong. Because a film like this was sorely needed.

This world needs movies that focus on global entities. Exploring places other than America or even the UK are films that need to exist. Add a pure marketing campaign and a reason to care about the cast and you have a formula for success. Black Panther is a film like no other. In addition to being based in Africa, it shows that these types of characters can be relatable badasses without relying on huge amounts of cinematography and special effects. Yes, Black Panther has some of that, but it’s the world and the story that draws me in. I want to be invested in these characters and this film succeeded in every way.

So today, I’m going through my thoughts on Black Panther and what I liked about it.

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Fiction Friday: The Beast From Below

Fiction Friday is a series where I talk about what I’ve been reading. Short Stories (and sometimes Novellas) are featured as in-between posts and the first Friday of the month will feature a new novel review. Today, I review The Beast From Below by William Ledbetter. Fiction Friday: The Beast From Below You want giant monsters? Well, we don’t have Godzilla 2.0, but we do … Continue reading Fiction Friday: The Beast From Below

Marvel Movie-thon Part 2 of 4: Avengers Assemble!

Marvel Movie-thon Part 2 of 4: Avengers Assemble!

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I’m back with another set of reviews leading up to Avengers: Infinity War. This time, if you’ve been catching up, I’ll discuss the first crossover film and the three main Avengers after the big battle with Thanos’s army. So with that, let’s begin.

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