Tag Archives: pirates

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, […]