The Return I heard the rumbling guns. I saw the smoke, The unintelligible shock of hosts that still, Far off, unseeing, strove and strove again; And Beauty flying naked down the hill From morn to eve: and the stern night cried Peace! And shut the strife in darkness: all was still, Then slowly crept a […]
This post first appeared at the Novelists, Inc. blog. On October 14th, I was on a train from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. so I could attend CapClave, sponsored by the Washington Science Fiction Association. It’s a fairly small conference if you’re used to behemoths like Dragon Con. CapClave usually features two tracks of panels and […]
I have successfully lent a Kindle book! A friend of mine in Minneapolis recently purchased a used Kindle. We share many tastes in romance and speculative fiction, so we decided to give the lending function a try. We went through our respective lists of e-books and compared what we had. It was a little amusing […]
If you missed it on Friday, at The Criminal Element I chatted about Maria Duenas’ novel The Time in Between. And now, fun with personality tests! If you’re ever feeling at a loss about a character – either one you’ve already created, or one you need to create – an excellent way to jumpstart your […]
The Island of Skyros Here, where we stood together, we three men, Before the war had swept us to the East Three thousand miles away, I stand again And hear the bells, and breathe, and go to feast. We trod the same path, to the selfsame place, Yet here I stand, having beheld their graves, […]
As usual, I’m going to avoid mentioning details that might make it easy to identify these books! 1. A steampunky steampunk. Yes, definitely steampunk. In case you missed it. This book which I didn’t finish had perfectly fine prose. It had decent worldbuilding, as in, it had Steampunky Things that were presented gradually as part […]
I had a new post up at The Criminal Element over the weekend: A Remembrance of Magnums Past.
I’m attempting to compile a list of mystery series that are set during World War One or shortly afterwards (say, through the 1920s) that refer back to the war or the resulting social changes. I am looking for suggestions! Doesn’t matter if you liked the series or not. Here’s what I have so far: –Anne […]