My dear old friend, Ian Mond, has been twisting my arm for the best part of this year in an effort to enlist me in the podcast revolution. I finally succumbed and this week we recorded the first episode of The Writer and the Critic. It will be a monthly podcast wherein Ian and myself … Continue reading A podcast is born . . .
I've been too busy lately to do much but contemplate the luxury of having spare time in which to blog or, say, scratch myself. Not that I'm really complaining -- last Sunday was Halloween, which was also my Birthday, and much of the busy-ness that day had to do with Signing Books, going Horse Riding, … Continue reading Steampunk: A Lament
While we're on the subject of the magnificent and utterly brilliant Catherynne M. Valente, here is a most wonderful poem she wrote to open the Monsters Ball at StrowlerCon last weekend in Boston, USA: If you are a monster, stand up. If you are a monster, a trickster, a fiend, If you’ve built a steam-powered … Continue reading A Monstrous Manifesto
Sometimes, when you stroll along the shore of the internet at low tide, you find treasures both strange and wondrous. Sometimes, should you pick them up, they will hurt you. But it's the warm, swollen kind of pain that reminds you why it is you sometimes find yourself wandering such beaches, the pebbles rolling hard … Continue reading Hansel and Gretel were never this bittersweet