Tagged: fantasy

Moon 514 Featured on Wattpad

The brass at Wattpad.com invited me to approach their editors to have Moon 514 considered as one of their featured science fiction novels.  Soon afterwards, they informed me that they had read Moon 514 and that they were excited to have...

Female Body Armor Done Right

I confess: I have almost zero knowledge about Skyrim.  I understand that it’s a video game, that it has a beast logo, and from screenshots, it appears to have some pretty legit graphics.  Beyond that, I know nothing.  I do...

Wolverine No Longer SciFi

Science Fiction has inspired many innovations over the past few decades.  Cloaking devices, chameleon-esque camouflage, memory manipulations (including erasures and implants), suspended animation, artificial intelligence, underwater breathing without tanks, Jedi mind control (almost), total immersion gaming, mind controlled prosthetics, personal...

Einstein as Fantasy Fan

  At FantasyCon, I heard a quote from Einstein that every fantasy author should know: “When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than...

Unorthodox Spells & Drunken Dragons

One of the things that regularly grabs my attention when reading fantasy books/magazines/articles/pitches/short stories is the utter lack of creativity that I see from magicians/wizards/mages/witches when casting spells.  Okay, I admit, when I played D&D as a kid, fireballs were...

Well Borrowed is Well Composed

One of my lease favorite composers (Arnold Schoenberg) penned these words: “Well borrowed is well composed.” He is indisputably right.  Modern viewers almost undoubtedly prefer the Matrix to Plato’s Cave despite the fact that Plato came along much earlier than...