SCRIPT SHADOW offers some advice on making dialogue lively and interesting. It is offered to writers of scripts but I believe it equally useful to all of us.
https://youtu.be/lrla4PzOEuE When I saw the movie Forrest Gump years ago and first watched those scenes where the actor Tom Hanks' titular character was spliced into historic footage I thought, "Aww hell, it won't be too long before this technology is put into the service of propaganda." People being scrubbed from official records, erased … Continue reading Deep Fakes for the Deep State
Phillip K Dick has to have the distinction of being the science fiction writer with the most movies made from his works. Blade Runner, Minority Report and Total Recall are probably the best known of the lot. The Pre-Persons, the short story you can read by clicking the link below, has never been adapted … Continue reading Phillip K Dick’s ‘The Pre-Persons’
Click the BitChute link below to see a short video of yours truly shaking a leg at our parish picnic. My partner, and better dancer, is my lovely editor and dearest friend, Georgette Suskie. https://www.bitchute.com/video/jzf0k98To7Q4/
An interesting read about Werewolf lore from The Orthosphere... via With a Werewolf by My Side
Without Archbishop Vigano's participation, I knew the recent Vatican summit on sexual abuse by the clergy was going to be a farce. Without Vigano in attendance, the gathered bishops could, with little resistance, pretend with the world at large that the Roman Catholic Church has a pedophilia problem when, in fact, the evidence suggests that … Continue reading The Summit of Hypocrisy and the Depths of Apathy
There is a prejudice in modern SF so nearly ubiquitous that it can be considered a trope. I’m talking about the assumption that the more technologically advanced a civilization becomes, the less religious it will be. While this prejudice is normally implicit in a lot of science fiction, the assumption was stated explicitly not too … Continue reading Galactic Christendom: A Short History
Elpida Kallistos has a secret. You see, on the outside she is the confident, ultra-competent corporate embodiment of Grrrl power. On the inside however, a gnawing self-doubt is eating her alive. Despite her best efforts to lose herself in her career, the ticking of her biological clock is a constant reminder that she is deep … Continue reading A Traitor to Dreams-A Book Recommendation
https://youtu.be/Lv1FE88JVps This is from friggin' Italy! We in the USA have got to come up with a ten story tribute for the President. I particularly like the Putin shoulder guard. Looks like the Italians know who is the top Alpha Male on the world stage. Quick, someone let Mueller know.
In the Afterword of my latest novel, I thank a small number of people who helped with the writing of the book. Benjamin Cheah is one of the three beta-readers I thank for their attention and critique. So, who is this Cheah fellow? The short answer is that Benjamin is a fellow writer who is … Continue reading Benjamin Cheah