With thanks to Foxfier’s guest post here for the inspiration for the title, which translates to: “In matters of taste, there can be no debate with regard to books.” Although I am not one to publish “listicles,” as Foxfier mentioned in her own post, certain lists have been making the rounds. These say that X … Continue reading In rebus gustum, non potest esse disputandum de ad libros
Whew! Apologies for the delayed review, readers. It’s been a busy time and I had to read this work in between breaks. Yes, it’s been that type of busy behind the scenes here at A Song of Joy and I am ashamed to say it has prevented me from reading and reviewing the early copy … Continue reading Review: White Ops by Declan Finn
This piece by Mr. John C. Wright was too good to pass up, readers. Enjoy! Orwell and Lewis: The Supernatural Keeps Breaking In A longtime reader with the Latinate yet indecipherable name of Nostreculsus, while discussing THAT HIDEOUS STRENGTH by C.S. Lewis, writes: George Orwell reviewed Mr. Lewis’ book, with great appreciation of the concept, … Continue reading Reposted – Orwell and Lewis: The Supernatural Keeps Breaking In
Busy week, readers. I'll be back soon, I hope. Until then, enjoy Mr. Wright's post! Science Fantasy We all know the difference between fantasy and science fiction. Fantasy has witches and wizards with magic powers, whereas in science fiction the exact same character doing the exact same thing is called a psychic or psionicist. Fairy … Continue reading A Word from John C. Wright
Finally, I hear you say, another review! As I mentioned previously, readers, those are coming slowly but they are coming. I’m a bit busy with my own projects at the moment, which is part of the reason for the delay. More will be said about that another day, however. For now, let us dive into … Continue reading Review: Light Unto Another World, Vol. 1 by Yakov Merkin
This short film was made by Corridor in the interest of taking a closer look at the lightsaber. Personally, I think they could mine this single installment and turn it into an entire series. In particular, I would like an explanation for the limits on the tech shown in the episode. Stargate SG-1* came up … Continue reading Star Wars – Or Star Fact?
Pardon the quote from The Avengers*, readers, but it is fitting. Japan is going to attempt their own MCU-style film serial starring some of their most famous properties. These include Godzilla*, Ultraman, Kamen Rider, and an Evangelion series. Since I have not kept up with Evangelion I hesitate to say which version it is; the … Continue reading “A New Universe…”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0H4EBicz5qQ While taking part in the Superversive Livestream on Romance, one of this author’s fellow guests mentioned that “anyone who thinks life after marriage is boring” is misinformed. Reflecting on these words I was reminded of the many, many adventures I have had with my own family, as well as escapades related by friends from … Continue reading Family Matters – Are Stories Surrounding Families Boring?
I have a new short story available for your enjoyment, readers! The publisher is none other than E&GJ Press, specifically their Ember: A Journal of Luminous Things magazine. You can read the story online free here, readers: https://read.emberjournal.org/caroline-furlong/other-items-sold-separately/ This is a momentous occasion: I have my first online publication! There will be print publications in … Continue reading Bulletin: A New Short Story Is Live!
The reviews are coming, readers. Slowly, but they are coming! Today’s subject is a webcomic titled Barrel Shell, written by the aptly named SuperPencilMan. Available free on http://www.webtoons.com, the description reads thus: On a world much like our own, a great empire ruled over the lands below them in massive flying cities. Then, a cataclysm … Continue reading Review – Battle Shell: The Time Capsule and Vengeance