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An Interview with Author Steve Taranovich

Most of my author interviews are with science fiction and horror authors. However, I periodically review nonfiction works that might be of interest to fans. This is the first time I’ve interviewed a nonfiction author whose book on the space program, Guardians of the Right Stuff, might be of interest to science fiction fans.

Even in the Time of Pestilence, We’ve Much to be Thankful For

Okay, the election is over. Some of us are happy. Some of us are unhappy.  Many of us think it was a mixed bag, as is the case frequently.

The Thanksgiving holiday is upon us, and the pandemic is very much with us. The COVID numbers do not look good; and even though we see a vaccine (actually more than one) on the way, doses are not going to arrive in any numbers until sometime next year.

Another Disappointing Disney Biography

Hourly History’s short bio of Walt Disney lets readers down, but not for the typical reasons.

Over the past couple of years, I’ve been a fan of the Hourly History book series. If you’re not familiar with them, they’re short histories or biographies that are written to be read in an hour or less. I love finding an Hourly History book about an era or person with whom I’m not familiar and getting a quick education.

I signed up for the Hourly History newsletter a few months back because they offer several free e-books every week. Not long ago, one of the free books was a bio of Walt Disney. As a Disney fanatic – and somewhat of an amateur Disney historian – I was intrigued to see what the Hourly History treatment would bring to the long list of Walt Disney biographies.

An Interview with Author L.S. King

S. King is the author of both the “Sword’s Edge” science fiction / fantasy series and the “Deuces Wild” space opera series. She’s also a martial artist and mother to four homeschooled children.

An Interview with Author Andrew Fox

Science fiction and horror author Andrew Fox’s first novel was Fat White Vampire Blues. He’s continued to put out a steady stream of science fiction and fantasy that’s equally edgy and entertaining. For example, he recently released a short story collection titled Hazardous Imaginings: The Mondo Book of Politically Incorrect Science Fiction. And I had the opportunity to interview him.

Is The Mandalorian the Best Star Wars since the Original Trilogy?

Can traditional storytelling save the Star Wars franchise from the epic failures of the sequel trilogy?

Futurism made the argument last week: “Now while many believe that Disney’s takeover of the franchise wasn’t the best decision, there are also many that believe that it has turned the otherwise tired franchise to new direction. Perhaps the greatest thing in live action Star Wars since the original trilogy is The Mandalorian.”

Halloween Fiction: Have You Heard of Harrison Bergeron?

Jensen walked into the speed dating event and flashed his cell phone to check in. The location based tracking system engaged. He knew this because the phone buzzed with that warning per his privacy settings. The matchmaking site said they needed this information to determine his true preferences based on distance and exposure to key people. He allowed it. He had to, if he wanted to be allowed to stay.

New Halloween Fiction: Worst Afterlife Ever

I thought I had a good survival plan.

It seemed like such a good idea. Head out of the deathtrap dense urban Philadelphia at the first word of zombies in New York. Head into the mountains around the Shenandoah Valley, but head to the depopulated Centralia area instead of someone’s over-priced AirBnB property.

There were shrines in the area that had basic tourist amenities like bathrooms, so I could fill up with water. There were abandoned buildings for shelter. Yet it had almost no one living there because of the evacuation. Because of the fire hazard, no one else would go there.

An Interview with Author Kevin Rush

“It’s my opinion that if you look at the world around you, you have the choice to either be dispirited or inspired. If you’re looking for inspiration, it’s there in abundance.”

Kevin Rush is a busy Catholic author. While many of his works are coming of age novels set in the 1970s, he’s also written science fiction and horror.

Sadly, the Risks of COVID Are Unavoidable

As we all know, President Trump has tested positive for, and has been hospitalized with, COVID-19. As I write this, he appears to have responded well to treatment, and has been released from the hospital.

You can judge for yourself the snickering delight of the chattering media, and some Democrats, at his positive test, and those of other GOP politicians. This is perhaps understandable, although those who are actively pulling for their death are behaving in a very ugly manner.

But rather than dwelling on that, I am writing about how versions of what we have seen with the President, his staff, and others around them are being re-enacted across the country in schools and in businesses.

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