So for a while now I’ve been reading a volume of collected stories by Seabury Quinn:
Teaser Tuesday: “A Mountain Walked: Great Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos”
So this week (and for a couple of weeks previously) I’ve been reading the horror anthology A Mountain Walked: Great Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos, which, as you may have gleaned from the title, consists of a bunch of stories residing in the general neighborhood of H.P. Lovecraft.
So What Do You Want To Watch Now?
As the reader who’s been around for any length of time knows, we are currently in the middle of watching the old medical show House. However, we usually like to have two shows that we’re watching, a “light” one and a “heavy” one. Despite (or perhaps because of) all the sarcasm, insults, and medical stuff that involves my covering my eyes and shrieking, House is our “light” show, not our “heavy” one. The “heavy” slot has, of late, been occupied by limited series, such as House of the Dragon and, more recently, the final season of His Dark Materials, and now we are, sadly, without a show to offset the routine levity of lumbar punctures, catheters, bleeding orifices, and people saying “Maybe it’s vasculitis” that is House; and so, new shows are currently being auditioned.Continue reading “So What Do You Want To Watch Now?”
Still Not A Review Of “Stranger Things 4”
So last week, I mentioned that I had finally started watching season four of Stranger Things, and I also made reference to its use of the Kate Bush song “Running up that Hill”, which, at the time, I knew had surged in popularity as a result of its appearance in the show. However, when I wrote that post, I was only on episode one of the new season, in which “Running up that Hill” was used briefly in a scene where one of the characters was walking through the halls of her new school. I was pretty sure that this scene could not possibly account for the sudden popularity of the song, so I expected it to make a repeat appearance; but I’ve been doing a pretty good job of avoiding spoilers for this season, and so I didn’t know exactly when that would happen, until I got to episode four, when some major plot developments occurred, which I am of course going to mention. So you know what that means …
Not A Review Of “Stranger Things 4”
So recently I finally got around to starting to watch the latest season of Stranger Things. (I have not, of course, finished it yet; in fact, at the time of this writing, I’ve only seen two episodes. I remain a Level 1 Binge Watcher.) Now, as per usual with Stranger Things, my wife is paying absolutely no attention to it, although she may glance at the screen from time to time when it plays a song she recognizes from the 1980s, such as:Continue reading “Not A Review Of “Stranger Things 4””
Teaser Tuesday: “The Gone-Away World”
So this week I was reading The Gone-Away World, by Nick Harkaway:Continue reading “Teaser Tuesday: “The Gone-Away World””
Teaser Tuesday: “The Boy Who Lost Fairyland”
So this week I was reading The Boy Who Lost Fairyland, the next-to-last entry in Catherynne M. Valente’s “Fairyland” series (not counting a couple of interstitial short stories):Continue reading “Teaser Tuesday: “The Boy Who Lost Fairyland””
Teaser Tuesday: “The Magicians”
So this week I was reading The Magicians, by Lev Grossman, AKA This Is Not A Harry Potter Book Even Though It’s About a College of Magic and References Quidditch.Continue reading “Teaser Tuesday: “The Magicians””
Random Rejection: Epitaph, “Trailblazing”
So this week I reached into my vast trove of rejection letters, as directed by the Gods of Randomness, and pulled out this short rejection, from the old magazine Epitaph, a division of Pirate Writings:Continue reading “Random Rejection: Epitaph, “Trailblazing””
“Father’s Books”: The Non-Limited Edition Cover!
So those who have been around here for a while may recall that I published my most recent novel, Father’s Books, with a “temporary limited edition” cover while I was waiting for the final cover artwork from Émilie Léger, who has provided the cover art for each of my books since Shards. For most of those books I selected an existing piece from Émilie‘s oeuvre*, but in the case of Father’s Books I couldn’t find one that seemed quite right, and so Émilie created a new one for me, which can now be revealed:Continue reading ““Father’s Books”: The Non-Limited Edition Cover!”