Monthly Archives: April 2018

Benicia’s 25th annual Classic Car Show

Sunday was the meeting of the Benicia Crew, and it was also the 25th annual Classic Car Show. We have convened there on the car show day in other years but this may have been the biggest and best yet. … Continue reading

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Television Tuesday, the Wednesday Edition: Krypton

I’ve started watching SyFy’s Superman prequel Krypton intermittently. The opening episode did not impress. It seemed predictable, and Seg-El, Kal-El’s grandfather (or great-grandfather, I’m not sure) was a conventional boring male character; cocky, mostly focused on how good-looking he was, … Continue reading

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Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

Here is a link to my review of Mohsin Hamid’s Exit West, a general fiction novel that uses a speculative element to muse about the nature of nations and borders in our modern world. I highly recommend Exit West. Nadia … Continue reading

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Disks of Gold and Glass (The Writers of the Future Contest)

There’s been a discussion/debate on Twitter in the past few days about the Writers of the Future contest and workshop. The Writers of the Future (WOTF) contest and workshop has been around since the 1980s. I decided early on that … Continue reading

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Like a Midnight Hike

I’m looking at a small press contract, thirteen pages long. It’s a standard contract for the industry, but I have a few questions. It’s for a piece of fiction I haven’t finished yet. I was offered the contract based on … Continue reading

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The Third Kind of Magic by Elizabeth Forest

Elizabeth Forest and I met several year ago at the Mendocino Coast Writers Conference. We catch up online and see each other nearly every year at FogCON. Elizabeth has published her first book, The Third Kind of Magic. It’s a … Continue reading

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Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

It’s now April, and I’ve read many good books since January, but Jesmyn Ward’s Sing, Unburied, Sing still stands out as one of the best this year. The story is filled with authentic, complicated people, some of whom are dead. … Continue reading

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