The Civil War: A Narrative (Vol. 1) by Shelby Foote

The Civil War is not my favorite conflict to read about. I save WWI for that honor, and horror. Nor does the Civil War contain my favorite battle to study. The Battle of the Atlantic from WWII interests me most, although I admit Shiloh is a solid #2. Therefore, though this war is not my favorite to study …

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I Will Sail My Ship Alone

Science fiction grew up in the New Wave era. That's when editors and writers began to push the genre past its pulpish roots and demand better writing, better stories, better literature overall. Readers responded. SF literature will never return to its past of Flash Gordon rockets and bug-eyed monsters in anything other than nostalgic retrospective, …

Destination Future Interview: “Rubber Monkeys”

Mary-Grace Ellington interviewed me about my story "Rubber Monkeys" in the anthology Destination: Future published by Hadley Rille Press. Here's the link and I hope you give it a peek. I had a lot of fun doing it, and it gave me an opportunity to think about the story in a deeper way, which is always a good …

Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy — a Review

“You can find meanness in the least of creatures, but when God made man the devil was at his elbow.” --Blood Meridian Blood Meridian or the Evening Redness in the West might be one of the top five novels of Modern American literature. I say "might be" because it is probably too soon to make that …

“In One Stride Comes the Dark” is the anchor story in a new anthology

My new Haxan story "In One Stride Comes the Dark" is now available in the anthology Beast Within 2: Predator and Prey from Graveside Books. I am really excited about this because I appear with some very good writers, and got to work with a fantastic editor, Jennifer Brozek. But, also, my Haxan story is …