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June 18, 2018

This was originally published on my blog (RIP) and got reposted in THE HOWLING PIT. Reposting today in answer to writer Ernest Hogan's observations regarding SF/comics shows over at his blog, which is always worth checking out.

http://www.mondoernesto.com/2018/06/timewa...

June 11, 2018

Just got back from HOTEL ARTEMIS, which I quite enjoyed, though there were some places where I wanted the writers to trust the audience just a little bit more in terms of Repeated Important Dialogue. Aside from that, a smart and funny series of interlocking crime stori...

June 11, 2018

So let's talk real quick about another of the fun little symptoms induced by the Howling Pit. It's a thing I've seen for as long as I've been on the internet (which far predates the Long September of 1994 or was it 1996?). 

Movies, and frankly, games and comics and stor...

June 9, 2018

Quick follow up to my DAWN OF THE DEAD post. In the original script, James Gunn called out a bunch of brand names for the mall stores that our luckless heroes find themselves trapped in.

I'm not sure how it would read if they had done this. My suspicion is that they did...

June 8, 2018

About pseudo-interactional digital systems where every click is recorded and fed back into the system to be converted into thousands of a cent so that the system can refine itself and encourage further pseudo-interaction.

I made a joke once about AI systems being develo...

June 8, 2018

This is a perfect summer black glossy summer jams playlist for 2018 and I won't hear anything different. Slap it on, crank it up, roll down the windows and share with everyone in a quarter mile radius. We can turn this bummer trip right around.

One Hundred Years - The C...

June 7, 2018

Dixie Square Mall - photo by John Revelle

Spoilers for both the 1978 and 2004 version of DAWN OF THE DEAD follow.

I know it's super-fashionable to dunk on Zack Snyder now. I mean, he ruined the DC cinematic universe, right? (He didn't, though I'm certainly not down with...

June 7, 2018

Archiving this from the main page, since I have news to update there.

Happy new year, albeit belatedly. Biggest new news is as follows. The GASLANDIA anthology, featuring my short story "A Fifth World," is now available (as an ebook.) Follow the link to obtain to learn...

June 7, 2018

 (Painted in, uh, 1986 maybe?)

Friendly content update. Let's enjoy some free content. I won't even ask for a penny in the tip jar.

So the irony of me landing a sale in Lovecraft-inspired/weird/cosmic horror fiction is, well, cosmic-level. But then so is the survival and...

June 5, 2018

I'm trying to think about when it was all possible. When the last time that was.

Probably before I launched STRANGEWAYS, when you could debut a graphic novel into the comics marketplace with no name other than the artist doing covers (Steve Lieber). There's been times b...

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