Monthly Archives: September 2007

MP3 Player

I have finally entered the 21st century. I blew some of my money on an MP3 player. Almost everyone told me to buy an iPod, but as far as price goes they are too much. I researched MP3 players at and I read the requirements for an MP3 book reader at and […]

Gary Primich

My friend Gary Primich died. He was only 49. I learned more about playing harmonica from Gary than anyone else. He was an amazing teacher. He was one of the smartest persons that I have ever known. Perhaps he never made it big because he sort of looked like Curly in the three stooges, but […]

Speculative Fiction Bloggers Webring

When you talk about the shape of cyberspace, webrings are one of the ways that cyberspace can be twisted into a circle. A webring is a ring of links. There are probably webrings for everything and they are good for small sites that need readers. People like to follow the ring links to find more […]

The Crawling Eye

When we were discussing the to 20 great Science Fiction Movies, I forgot this one. It was syndicated to one of the New York City TV stations (probably WPIX) in the late 50s. I watched it one Saturday morning and it scared the hell out of me. There was a shadow of tree branches on […]

Unsold Story Inventory

I haven’t really sold a story in many months, mainly because I haven’t written much. Recently, Tyree accepted a 150 word short-short for “Between Kisses” and I placed a flash story with “Souther Fried Weirdness” for some time in October. Both are no pay and I always hate when I do that, but I was […]

William Gibson interview at CNN

William Gibson published Neuromancer in 1984. I didn’t read it until I bought the used paperback at The Book Exchange in Philadelphia around 1988. The book altered the way that I think about Science Fiction and inspired me to write a Cyberpunk novella (lost in a failed backup about 15 years ago). Neuromancer was the […]

SF Heroes How Old?

I received an email asking how old a Science Fiction hero is supposed to be. Of course, the answer is “old enough”, but I am thinking that in many of the best SF stories, the hero is a teenager. They say the Golden Age of Science Fiction is 14. SF heroes tend to be young […]

The Heinlein Archives

The Heinlein Archives are open. This is a store where you can buy copies of Heinlein’s files. It consists of scrapbooks and notes, works in progress and other stuff that was found in Heinlein’s filing cabinets. I am a little disappointed that you can’t buy any originals or hard copies. Originals would be very expensive, […]