I read the news today, oh boy, about a lucky man who made a speech. Plus – wow – all kinds of stuff: Delany on Stonewall, scientists trying to open a portal to another realm, trademarks for authors, Datlow, Gerrold, Doug Smith, Convergence and doing accessibility right and so much more – you better get another cup of coffee and get comfy! This is going to be a RIDE!
New Release: as if in dreams – notes following Aliyah, by Joseph Zitt is now available for order. Joe is a long time friend and fan. as if in dreams was built up from a series of daily Facebook posts and focuses on his move to Israel. ” Moving to Israel, an American Jew finds both an alternate reality and an eternal home…Vivid, precise, and often hilarious, these entrancing vignettes embody how what might seem like nothing special appears to a poet’s eye.” The writing is lyrical and reveals uncommon powers of observation. While not genre, this is an extraordinary bit of writing and well worth the reader’s time.
I remember being uncomfortable about the “psionics” in Dungeons and Dragons back when I was a kid. Psychic powers seemed more appropriate in science fiction than fantasy. I mean, we had Mr. Spock’s mind meld in Star Trek, Jedi mind tricks in Star Wars, and telepathy in X-Men. Fantasy was for, well, dungeons and dragons, […]