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Articles, Essays, Reviews, Interviews

I have written reviews, articles and essays for a growing number of publications. I hope the number continues to grow. In the meantime, I have archived them here for your reading enjoyment.



Articles

"Cyril M. Kornbluth: One of Science Fiction's Forgotten Greats" (originally published in Strange Horizons January 3, 2005)

"The Ultimate Halloween Prank: The War of the Worlds Radio Broadcast" (originally published in Strange Horizons)

"Don't Quit Your Day Job" On how working a regular job can actually help your writing. (originally published in Everywriter)

"Why Price Doesn't Matter (And Perception is King)" (Co-authored with Brian Hilliard for   The Motivational Speaker, Agito Consulting Website, April 10, 2003) This opens in another window.

"Selling Ice to An Eskimo: the Perfect Compliment?" (Co-authored with Brian Hilliard for The Motivational Speaker, Agito Consulting Website, February 14th, 2003) This opens in another window.

"Con Questionnaire" This is a humorous survey I did for Revolution SF (previously unpublished)

"A Message for the Rest of You: A Discouraging Word About the Lives of Writers" (previously unpublished)

"Our Last Best Hope(?)" (originally published in SciFiNow January 4, 2001) On David Brin and Reading for the Future

"Dweebs in Toyland, or Why I'm Glad I Played with My Action Figures" (originally published in SciFiNow December 15, 2000) On the increasing popularity of Eighties toys

"Final Thoughts on the Blair Witch Project" (previously unpublished) On the most underrated horror film of all time.

"The War of the Worlds Radio Broadcast and the Duping of America" (originally published in SciFiNow October 26, 2000) On Orson Welles and Internet Hoaxes

 

Interviews

Music and Myth: A Conversation with Charles de Lint (originally published in The Internet Review of Science Fiction September, 2006)

A Conversation with Robert J. Sawyer (originally published in The Internet Review of Science Fiction. Link takes you to their page. Membership required, but it's free.)

An Interview with Stephen Baxter (originally published in Strange Horizons) A Q and A with the award-winning, British Hard SF author.

Rococo Excrescenses: An Interview with Jay Lake (originally published in Strange Horizons) Talking shop with a Hugo-nominated and Campbell-winning writer.

Reading for the Future: An Interview with David Brin (originally published in SciFiNow January 4, 2001) On how the future of science fiction rests in the hands of our youth.  

"An Interview with Brad Strickland" (originally published in Strange Horizons)

"An Interview with Ernest Hogan" (originally published in Strange Horizons)

     Reviews

Audio

The Voice From the Edge: Volume 1: I Have No Mouth, and I must Scream by Harlan Ellison (originally published in Ellison Webderland)

H.P. Lovecraft's The Rats in the Walls by the Atlanta Radio Theatre Company (originally published in SciFiNow October 26, 2000)

The Shadow Over Innsmouth with Ghost Dance by The Atlanta Radio Theatre Company (originally published in SciFiNow October 26, 2000)

The Smithsonian Collection: Old Time Radio Science Fiction Radio Spirits (originally published in SciFiNow December 15, 2000)

Books

Mythago Wood by Robert Holdstock (originally published in Strange Horizons)

Everyone in Silico by Jim Munroe (originally published in Strange Horizons)

Smoking Mirror Blues by Ernest Hogan (originally published in Strange Horizons)

Becoming People Smart by Chris Carey (originally published on the Agito Consulting Website November 8, 2002) This opens in another window.

His Share of Glory: The Complete Short Science Fiction of C.M. Kornbluth by C.M. Kornbluth (originally published in Revolution SF)

City Come A Walkin' by John Shirley (originally published in Revolution SF August 6, 2001)

The Fantasies of Robert A. Heinlein by Robert A. Heinlein (originally published in Revolution SF August 25, 2001)

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