Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Clarion graduate Shawn Scarber Deggans sent NTSFW a link to Writer J. Steven York's post about how to be a bad agent.

Seems it takes very little.

Shawn also posted on his website an official copy - excuse me, uncontrolled copy - of his company's official zombie attack preparedness plan.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Han Solo, P.I.

Over at Door Number Six, Rob Rogers has pointed out the title credits for the TV series "Han Solo, P.I.", complete with Magnum P.I. theme music. It's amazing how late-seventies it looks. Oh, yeah. It was.


Thanks for the tip, Rob.

By the way, when's your next book coming out, hint hint?

Thursday, June 4, 2009

In Praise of Fantasy

Over on the Literary Lab, Tara Maya has posted a wonderful apologia [defense/explanation] of the Fantasy genre, specifically Epic Fantasy.

There is also such a thing as fantasy written for adults however, although even this is often mistakenly foisted on children. For instance, I read The Last Unicorn in Middle School, and didn't much care for it, except I liked the cartoon version of the unicorn girl, because she was pretty and angsty. Not until many years later did I re-read the classic and realize it wasn't a children's story at all, nor a coming-of-age story as so many epic fantasies are, but a coming-of-middle-age story.

Read it all here.