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Review of Gunsmoke and Dragonfire

| April 17, 2019

This week, I’ve reviewed an anthology of westerns mashed up with fantasy and sci-fi, with a hefty dose of steampunk! You can check out my review of Gunsmoke and Dragonfire, edited by Diane Morrison, and containing 25 stories, at Mad Scientist Journal!

TV Show Notes: The Tudors

| April 10, 2019

Note: While normally on Wednesdays I talk about things I recommend, today’s post is a little bit more “your mileage may vary.” When Jeremy’s not home and I want to watch something that he won’t miss out on, I normally turn to period dramas. In particular, I watched every little bit of Versailles until it didn’t […]

Short Story Recommendation: Deacon Carter’s Last Dime

| April 3, 2019

One of the really wonderful things about being an author is making friend with other authors, and getting to read their stuff. My friend Nathan Crowder writes amazing stuff, and he’s just republished one of my all time favorite stories of his, “Deacon Carter’s Last Dime.” It originally appeared in Crossed Genres Magazine years ago, and […]

Movie Recommendation: Captain Marvel

| March 27, 2019

It took us a little longer than many people, but we’ve finally seen Captain Marvel, and I can say, without a doubt, that it’s highly recommended! Of all the Marvel comics I read, Captain Marvel is the one I’m most consistent with, because I like the story and I like how much fun it is. The […]

Review of The Traveling Triple-C Incorporeal Circus by Alanna McFall

| March 20, 2019

My latest review is now up at Mad Scientist Journal, for Alanna McFall’s The Traveling Triple-C Incorporeal Circus, a road trip story that combines the absurd and the everyday. Written with a deft hand, it’s a great story that will make you laugh but might also make you cry! If you’re interested in checking it out, the […]

Show Recommendation: The Umbrella Academy

| March 6, 2019

If you’ve been on the internet lately, you’ve probably seen people raving about The Umbrella Academy on Netflix. And I have to say, all the raving is justified. I haven’t read the comic books, but I’ve heard from people who have that they’ve done a good job in the conversion from comics to live action. And […]

Review of Broken Metropolis edited by dave ring

| February 27, 2019

My latest book review is up at Mad Scientist Journal, for an anthology of stories with queer protagonists called Broken Metropolis. Within, you’ll find 10 short pieces ranging all over the urban fantasy landscape. A number of the stories feature some wonderful magical realism, while others involve clearly supernatural creatures. You can read my review here, or […]

Comic Recommendation: The Sun and Wayward Wind

| February 20, 2019

Back in 2017, I posted about an awesome looking Kickstarter on Mad Scientist Journal for The Sun and the Wayward Wind from Dandelion Wine Collective. It’s a comic anthology featuring myths and legends, some of which are reimaginings of traditional myths and some of which are new creations. I finally got around to reading it, because my […]

Movie Recommendation: Legend (2015)

| February 13, 2019

No, not the one from the 80s with Tom Cruise and Tim Curry. The one from 2015 with Tom Hardy and Tom Hardy. Yeah, you read that right. Tom Hardy plays twin brother mobsters, Ron and Reggie Kray. And a nice chunk of the British actors I love are right there alongside him. As a […]

Music Recommendations: Mika’s “Good Guys”

| January 30, 2019

Jeremy has recently become a big fan of Mika. He played me this video recently, and I fell in love with both the video and the song. It also reminded me of another favorite artist of mine from some years back, Rufus Wainwright (who I think gets a name drop in the song). Enjoy!