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Patrick Scalisi

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Patrick Scalisi is a journalist, communications specialist and emerging author from Connecticut. He has published fiction in several magazines, including The Willows, Neo-opsis, Twisted Dreams and Space Westerns, among others. His short stories have also appeared in the anthologies An Honest Lie Vol. 2, Shadowplay and Penny Dread Tales Vol. 1. Pat served as the guest editor of The Ghost Is the Machine, a bestselling anthology of steampunk-horror stories from Post Mortem Press. His debut book, The Horse Thieves and Other Tales of the New West, was released in July 2014.

When he's not writing, Pat enjoys watching way too many movies than are good for him, reading more books than he has shelves for and listening to music (his tastes range from
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It’s nearly time to close out this reread project. But before I do, I wanted to write an entry for a truly unique and special MTG-related product.

Calliope Comics in Pennsylvania is a comic and game store run by Steven Tice. In the mid-1990s, the store published a “comic book literary magazine” called Musings. Each issue focused on a specific creator and included articles, essays, and interviews... Read more of this blog post »
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“I think that storytelling and creation are very close to what the center of what magic is about. I think not just for me, but for most of the cultures that have had a concept of magic, then the manipulation of language, and words, and thus of stories and fictions, has been very close to the center of it all.”
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