Teaser Tuesday 10/25/2016: “Mean Spirit”

So this week I’m reading Mean Spirit, by Will Kingdom Phil Rickman, in which a famous medium, Persephone Callard (yes, named after that Persephone) is having a little trouble pursuing her craft, due to (1) being stalked by unknown persons seeking to do her physical harm and (2) having a particularly nasty spirit following her around and taking over the session every time she tries to communicate with other spirits.


Not to be confused with “The Mean Season” or “Mean Business“.

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Not A Review Of “Deadpool”

So this week, we (meaning I) watched “Deadpool“, the (other) superhero movie featuring a foul-mouthed anti-hero who dispenses insults and jokes almost as fast as he kills bad guys.


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Teaser Tuesday 10/11/2016: “Mystic River”

So this week I am, somewhat belatedly, reading Mystic River, by Dennis Lehane, in which a childhood trauma in the 70s leads to a tragic murder in the 00s.  Or at least, that’s how it looks so far …



Not to be confused with Mystic Rhythms


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Teaser Tuesday 10/4/2016: “The Lost Fleet – Dauntless”

So this week I’m reading Dauntless, book one of “The Lost Fleet” series, by Jack Campbell.


Is this the Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy?

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Teaser Tuesday 9/27/2016: “Gardens of the Moon”

So this week (and last week, and the week before), I’ve been reading Gardens of the Moon, AKA book one of the Malazan Book of the Fallen, by Steven Erikson.


Not Rapunzel’s tower.

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Random Rejection: Science Fiction Age Magazine, “The Fold”

So seeing as it’s been quite a while since I reached into my vast pile of rejection (and occasional acceptance) letters, and we haven’t had many amusing movie-related interactions* here lately, I thought it might be time to dredge up an ancient rejection letter.  Random.org said I should choose this one, from Science Fiction Age:

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Teaser Tuesday 9/13/2016: (Still) “Seveneves”

See?  I told you it was going to take a few weeks to get through this one …


I am the eye in the sky, looking at yooooouuuuu …

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