Tag Archives: speculative fiction

The Weirdest Writer in the West

Last week I took an online writing class hosted by incomparable Cat Rambo on writing steampunk and weird western fiction. The class was a 2-hour Google hangout where the participants not only got a great brief history of the genres, … Continue reading

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On Choices: Politics and Fiction

I’ve been thinking a lot about politics and fiction (especially speculative fiction) lately. For one thing, I often think about political issues. While I’m generally pretty mild-mannered and usually avoid political conversations, I do think about the issues. They matter to … Continue reading

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Feeling SASSy….

One of the projects that I’ve been working on has been serving as interim Treasurer for the nascent speculative fiction organization called SASS (The Society for the Advancement of Speculative Storytelling). This is a great idea that I think originated … Continue reading

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What’s Happening?

This is a just a “checking-in” post, letting folks know what’s happening aroundYe Olde Serial Distractions Bicycle Repair Shoppe and Turnip Emporium™. I currently have three stories in the ECR* train. One is a new horror tale and the others … Continue reading

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Review: Clementine by Cherie Priest

Clementine by Cherie Priest (2010) : 9781596063082 (Subterranean Press) In the Hugo-nominated Boneshaker, Cherie Priest simultaneously introduced “The Clockwork Century” (an alternate-history, steampunk’d version of 19th century America) and established herself as the “queen of steampunk”.  In the novella Clementine, Priest … Continue reading

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