2016 Chesley Awards Winners Announced

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Last week, the Association of Science Fiction & Fantasy Artists (ASFA) announced the winners for the 2016 Chesley Awards during MidAmericon II, the 74th World Science Fiction Convention, held in Kansas City, Missouri.  Established in 1985, the Chesley Awards recognize individual artistic works and achievements during a given year. The […]

2015 World Fantasy Awards Nominees Announced

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  Finalists for The World Fantasy Awards (for works published in 2015) were announced this weekend, with the winners to be announced the last weekend in October during the World Fantasy Convention in Columbus Ohio.  The Awards, for the best fantasy fiction published during the last calendar year, have been […]

Gimbling in the Wabe – A Remarkable Possibility

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Due to my participation in NaNoWriMo, I again beg your indulgence in allowing me to revisit a Gimbling that first ran in 2013.  It’s been updated just a touch, but I kind of like it even now!  Hope you do, as well. ~ * ~ * ~ In ancient times, […]

Flash Review – Us by David Nicholls

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Us David Nicholls HarperCollins Publishers Release Date:  October 28, 2014 ISBN 978-0-06-236558-3 Douglas Petersen is fifty-four years old, a biochemist by trade who had left the laboratory some years ago to become the head of Research and Development for a large corporation.  He has a beautiful, artistic wife and a […]

LitStack Review: The House Girl by Tara Conklin

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The House Girl Tara Conklin HarperCollins Publishers First Edition: February 12, 2013 ISBN 978-0-06-220739-5 Mister hit Josephine with the palm of his hand across her left cheek and it was then she knew she would run.  She heard the whistle of the blow, felt the sting of skin against skin, […]

Gimbling in the Wabe – A Remarkable Possibility

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In ancient times, there were nine muses (or four, or three, depending on the source), divine creatures that served as inspiration for knowledge of the arts.  According to some, the word “muse” comes from the same root word as the Greek “Mnemosyne” from which comes “mind,” “mental” and “memory” and […]