Minds of Men (The Psyche of War) (Volume 1)

Need a last minute gift? Kacey Ezell's book, The Minds of Men is not just a great story, but a realistic portrayal of how war changes people, both men and women. Populated with real characters, ordinary people doing extraordinary things, it's a thoroughly enjoyable read. And can be had, here. Buy it now! Evelyn Adamsen… Continue reading Minds of Men (The Psyche of War) (Volume 1)

Learning experience: The right way to do first person

I just finished reading Karen Marie Moning's Darkfever, the first book in her Fever series. Two things precipitated the purchase: recommendation from a friend and part of my continuing education (specifically following Dean Wesley Smith's advice to read for pleasure and then study the pleasurable reads from long-time, best-selling authors). Moning's Darkfever met both those… Continue reading Learning experience: The right way to do first person

Lance Lockjaw and the problem of sci-fi

Lance Lockjaw, our intrepid hero (cue generic hero image, cape optional), has a problem. The problem requires some super duper clever solution, but let's keep it simple. A micro-meteorite has punched a hole in Lance's ship and he needs to plug it so that everyone doesn't die a horrible death. Do we make the story… Continue reading Lance Lockjaw and the problem of sci-fi