General · science fiction

Real Water in the Holodeck?

I was watching Star Trek: The Next Generation. In the first episode there is a boy (the Dr’s son) who goes into the holodeck, falls into a pool of water, and when he exits the room, he is still wet. How does that work? He should be dry, I think. It’s a bit odd for… Continue reading Real Water in the Holodeck?

flash friday · General · Short Story · Writing

Friday Flash: First Day

This is my first Friday flash in months! Months and months and months! It is exactly 304 words, which is alright. The baby grinned toothlessly into the camera. Its little fingers gripped the bare mattress. Than it plopped its butt onto the bed and the blue blanket balanced atop its head slid down until the… Continue reading Friday Flash: First Day

General · reading · Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesday: Daring by Elliott James

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books And A Beat.   Anyone can play along! Just do the following: • Grab your current read • Open to a random page • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too… Continue reading Teaser Tuesday: Daring by Elliott James

General · reading

Lines You Don’t Forget: The Traitor Baru Cormorant

Sometimes books have lines you don’t ever forgot, even if you never finish the book. I haven’t finished The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson. But I read this line days and days ago and I find myself thinking of it at odd moments. “You. None of these men have husbands. They hate husbands.” She… Continue reading Lines You Don’t Forget: The Traitor Baru Cormorant

General

Quote Makes me Laugh, Perhaps Inappropriately

I just saw this on Twitter: It strikes me as insanely funny for some reason, perhaps inappropriately. That writers flagellating themselves in their dairies (to be published years later, no doubt) could have any literature value. But I haven’t read the whole article.  

fantasy · General · reading · science fiction

Best Reads of 2015

My favorite (new) reads of 2015 are as follows, in no particular order. I didn’t read that much this year – I didn’t have time. But it was still hard to whittle it down to a manageable least. I read a lot of AMAZING books this year. I usually pick just five, but it is… Continue reading Best Reads of 2015