Bulletin: Cirsova’s Summer Issue Available for Pre-Order!

The next issue of Cirsova Magazine is available for pre-order in e-book format*! My short story, “Death’s Shadow,” will be part of this issue. So if you enjoyed “Halcyon” and my other short fiction, then you are sure to like this piece! Once again, my thanks go to the great editor and owner of Cirsova … Continue reading Bulletin: Cirsova’s Summer Issue Available for Pre-Order!

How to Train Your Dragon and the Presentation of Family in Media

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Pgfmui3xxk For those who may not have followed the film trilogy, How to Train Your Dragon* is based on a book series by Cressida Cowell. In the course of this saga, Ms. Cowell tells how Vikings – better known to history as Norsemen – trained, rode, and hunted using dragons. Her final book ends with … Continue reading How to Train Your Dragon and the Presentation of Family in Media

Is It Camera Magic, or a Crucial Piece of Characterization?

By now, audiences are at least nominally acquainted with both Marvel Comics and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The scene above, from Marvel’s The Avengers*, ought to be fairly familiar for that reason. Despite receiving less screen time than his fellow heroes, Hawkeye’s over-the-shoulder shot remains a memorable moment in the franchise. For most, this is … Continue reading Is It Camera Magic, or a Crucial Piece of Characterization?

Bulletin: The Planetary Anthology Series Returns!

I have three major announcements to make today, readers. First, as you may or may not have heard, Superversive Press was compiling a series of anthologies centered on the nine planets of the Solar System (plus the sun and the moon). Unfortunately, Superversive had to cancel the series after releasing only five installments in the … Continue reading Bulletin: The Planetary Anthology Series Returns!