We have discussed the definition of conflict and how to build it as well as three of the four forms of conflict: Man vs. Society, Man vs. Self, and Man vs. Man. There was an intermission to discuss some details pertinent to the first two conflict types. These pieces were inspired by a conversation I… Continue reading Forms of Conflict, Part 4: Man vs. Nature
Reposted: Dominic’s 3 Laws of Using Religion in your Fiction Novel (+ Bonus Law)
Sorry, readers, but I ran out of energy and did not have a post prepared for today. In lieu of the next installment in this series on conflict, I have linked to a post on LegendFiction, a very interesting site with a lot to recommend it. The post is on the site owner's "3 Laws… Continue reading Reposted: Dominic’s 3 Laws of Using Religion in your Fiction Novel (+ Bonus Law)
More Book Recommendations
I am back with another list of recommended books! Foxfier’s list of suggestions still has me thinking, readers. We are told that people do not read anymore, and to some degree, that might be true. But it is difficult to find any interesting novels to read these days. Unless you trust someone else’s recommendation or… Continue reading More Book Recommendations
Bulletin: The Best of the Planetary Anthology Series is ALIVE!!!!
Whew! Apologies for the late alert, readers. It has been a bit of a zoo behind the scenes here at A Song of Joy. So many projects, so little time…. The Planetary Anthology Series, as many of you may know, became defunct last year as a print and ebook series. You can still purchase the… Continue reading Bulletin: The Best of the Planetary Anthology Series is ALIVE!!!!
Bulletin: Introducing Postcards from Mars!
Ahem. Introducing for your enjoyment, Postcards from Mars! Each of the 50 word stories herein has a tale inspired by a piece of art that is also included in the collection. MidJourney and other art AI bots are producing fruit in multiple ways, and this anthology is one exhibit of how artists are adapting to… Continue reading Bulletin: Introducing Postcards from Mars!
Review: White Ops by Declan Finn
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
Reposted – Orwell and Lewis: The Supernatural Keeps Breaking In
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
A Word from John C. Wright
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
Review: Light Unto Another World, Vol. 1 by Yakov Merkin
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
Star Wars – Or Star Fact?
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?