Tag Archives: pirates

Some Military Sci-Fi

This will be the last of my posts about books I’m NOT nominating for the Planetary Awards this year.  My plan is to finally make my nomination for best novel tomorrow, and for best short story on Thursday.  Thursday night (Feb 14) is the deadline, so get your nominations in by then! Rumors of War Rumors […]

A Last-Minute Contender

Last week, I posted a list of 2018 books I’m thinking of reading, looking for something I can nominate as the best book of the year.  I’ve just noticed that a book which I thought had been released in January was actually published on December 31st, 2018.  The book is Voyage of the Lanternfish, by […]

Magazine: Cirsova, issues #2 and #3

The hospital room isn’t clean enough for Heaven, but not dirty enough for Hell, so I guess I’m still alive.  I close my eyes again and sleep.  When I wake up, the captain is there, showing his badge to the nurses and telling them he won’t stay too long. He sits in a chair next […]

Something for writers, something for readers

First, some news: I received a rejection letter for my first short story submission. I was originally going to give this post the pessimistic title of “Rejection #1”, because I’m a ‘glass is 96% empty’ kind of guy, not ‘glass is 4% full’. (According to The Grinder, 96% of stories are rejected at Analog magazine, […]