My Jen Blaylock series – Crown Fire, Kornukopia and The Valedictorians — is now available in ebook form, with the first book on special at a deep discount. Check out the details here, along with a Blaylock micro-short, then come back here for a little follow-up tale. (more…)
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Tags: action, Jen Blaylock, short fiction, thriller
In 1994, I tried my hand at a seasonal ghost story to share with friends and family. I thought I would post it here for anyone who would like to read it. It is certainly the work of my younger self, and I wince at some of the rough edges. Still, rather than revise it, I’ve chosen to present it in its original form, as a PDF of the little chapbook I created back then. (You’ll want to rotate it clockwise.) I hope some of you will have some fun with this. Read at night, beside a fireplace, if you can.
Feel free to share, but not, of course, to sell.
Tags: Black Library Weekender II, Halloween, horror, Legion of the Damned, Skiffy and Fanty, Warhammer 40k
I know, I know, you see what I did there. I’m so funny, how do they even let me out of the house?
I’ve been a neglectful blogger again, and this is going to be short, but at least there’s a glimmer from me, yes? And I had to shuffle my corpse around a bit on Halloween. (more…)
Tags: giant monsters, Godzilla, kaiju, Pacific Rim, World War Z
That’s the title of a guest post I’ve done for Shaun Duke of The Skiffy and Fanty Show, over at his site. Read it here. It’s all about why giant monsters smashing everything to hell is A Good and Joyous Thing.
Tags: Attack of the Legion, Gamera, King Kong, Man of Steel, Revenge of Iris, Superman
So. Man of Steel. I’m a bit late to the commenting party on this, and I have already contributed my two-bits to a roundtable podcast hosted by Shaun Duke of the Skiffy and Fanty Show (over here). I did, though, want to elaborate a bit further on a point I touched on in that discussion: the unconvincing use of religious symbolism in Man of Steel versus its far more interesting deployment in some giant monster movies. Stick with me here, okay? (more…)
Tags: Cloverfield, Oblivion, postmodern, role of women, Star Trek: Into Darkness, Super 8, The Cabin in the Woods, wrath of khan
The following is riddled with spoilers from start to finish, so be warned. (more…)
So here’s a quick rundown of where I’ll be at Keycon 30 this weekend. Looking forward to the fun and discussions! (more…)
Tags: After Earth, Lords of Salem, Man of Steel, movies, Oblivion, Pacific Rim, The Conjuring
Paul Weimer was kind enough to invite me to take part in a Mind Meld about the upcoming SF/F/H film offerings. Check it out here.
The International Association of Media Tie-In Writers (IAMTW), of which I am a proud member, has announced the nominees for the 2013 Scribe Awards. Here is the list, and huge congratulations to all the nominees! (more…)
Tags: Deleuze, Guattari, horror, Jess Franco, vampire
I just learned this morning that Jess (Jesús) Franco has passed away. I’m going to try to put together a few thoughts about the man and his films in the days ahead. In the meantime, I’m making available a PDF of a piece I did on his film Vampyros Lesbos. This originally appeared in the Horror issue of Paradoxa (no. 17, 2002), edited by Steffen Hantke. My thanks to publisher David Willingham for granting the permission so quickly. Read the article here: Guerilla Vamping.