A ‘Verse Full of Scum – Episode 19

For the Australians it’s a bit late. It is still Monday, but almost Monday night. Sorry about that. For anyone else you’re probably still in bed on Sunday night and completely oblivious to anything, so you can ignore this first paragraph. There are many...

Photo of the year

This isn’t really something that fits in with the general theme of my blog here, except for an extremely tenuous link between me as a science fiction and fantasy writer and the current exploration of space. So what the hell? That’s good enough for me. This...

A Lesbian by any other name

There’s a lot of power in names. You don’t need to be a daemonologist to know that. We do have this seemingly inbuilt and unavoidable need to name and categorise everything. While a personal name is very important, group names become something of a murky...

A ‘Verse Full of Scum – Episode 18

These Mondays do seem to rock around very quickly. I’m sure there must be some galactic phenomenon happening that is causing time to speed up. Or I’m just getting older. It seems that the older you are, the more you complain about “how fast the time...

A couple more bits on Indy and the Plastic Skull

Further to my previous post about the new Indiana Jones movie, here are a couple of other items you might be interested to read. Be warned that these do contain more in the way of spoilers than my post did. You can read John’s SF Signal review of the movie here...