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…”
Family Matters – Are Stories Surrounding Families Boring?
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?
Bulletin: A New Short Story Is Live!
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!
Review – Battle Shell: The Time Capsule and Vengeance
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
Reposted: The taste for magic
A thoughtful and inspiring piece, readers. Check it out: Why do we hanker for magic? That is a question that the large-C Catholic fantasy writer must squarely face, and the small-c catholic reader ought at any rate to find interesting. The practice of magic as such, whether effective or not, is explicitly forbidden by scripture … Continue reading Reposted: The taste for magic
Review: Cirsova Magazine of Thrilling Adventure and Daring Suspense, Issue #9/ Winter 2021
Cirsova Magazine is gearing up for the release of its Spring Issue for 2022, readers, so now seems to be a good time to review their 2021 Winter Issue*. This one has thrills and chills aplenty, with the cover story being particularly frightening. A word of free advice? Do not read that story in the … Continue reading Review: Cirsova Magazine of Thrilling Adventure and Daring Suspense, Issue #9/ Winter 2021
Review: The Old Man and the Void by Karina Fabian
Whew! I am finally making something akin to a dent in my TBR pile, readers! Today’s gem is a book by Karina Fabian, author of the DragonEye, PI* series and Space Traipse* books. She has also written the Neeta Lyffe* zombie apocalypse series and The Mind Over* trilogy, so she has a backlist you … Continue reading Review: The Old Man and the Void by Karina Fabian
Bulletin: Planetary Anthology Sale!
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, readers, so that means Black Friday is right around the corner as well. In light of that, Tuscany Bay Books is having a sale on all eleven volumes of the Planetary Anthology Series! From Thanksgiving Day through the weekend, you can buy the entire ebook collection for around $10. What a bargain! … Continue reading Bulletin: Planetary Anthology Sale!
Reposted: 3 Lessons from Writing A Female Protagonist
Take a look at this excellent piece by author Kai Wai Cheah, readers: 3 Lessons from Writing A Female Protagonist Babylon Red was my first attempt at writing a novel-length work anchored by a female protagonist. Unlike other modern fiction, I sought to write a female character, not a man with breasts. She had to think, talk, act … Continue reading Reposted: 3 Lessons from Writing A Female Protagonist
Ballads of Space and Time
I confess that I had never heard nor read the word “filk” until recently. For those who are also unfamiliar with the term, it apparently began life as a spelling error. The word refers to folk songs written about science fiction themes; some of these may have been written specifically for sci-fi novels, in order … Continue reading Ballads of Space and Time