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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Patrick Scalisi That's an interesting question! In all of the time that I was doing worldbuilding for The Horse Thieves I never gave much thought to the existence of…moreThat's an interesting question! In all of the time that I was doing worldbuilding for The Horse Thieves I never gave much thought to the existence of actual horses. I suppose they're out there somewhere, perhaps living in some horsey utopia where they don't have to put up with pesky human riders.(less)
Patrick Scalisi The answer that immediately comes to mind is George and Anne Edwards in Mary Doria Russell's The Sparrow. Anne's explanation of marriage should…moreThe answer that immediately comes to mind is George and Anne Edwards in Mary Doria Russell's The Sparrow. Anne's explanation of marriage should resonate with anyone who's been in a long-term relationship.

"I have been married at least four times, to four different men. They've all been named George Edwards but, believe me, the man who is waiting for me down the hall is a whole lot different animal from the boy I married, back before there was dirt. Oh, there are continuities. He has always been fun and he has never been able to budget his time properly and - well, the rest is none of your business."

"But people change," he said quietly.

"Precisely. People change. Cultures change. Empires rise and fall. Shit. Geology changes! Every ten years or so, George and I have faced the fact that we have changed and we've had to decide if it makes sense to create a new marriage between these two new people."(less)
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The Ghost IS the Machine

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Is it possible for a book to be very dry at points and still very fascinating? Master Switch was probably the best academic text I’ve read since school and should probably become a standard in university communications courses.

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In my most recent read through of the Potter series, I'm trying to pay closer attention to little details. I'll try to post at least one thing I noticed this time around t
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Works of fiction fundamentally have plots and subplots intertwined together. These span out over the course of chapters, scenes, etc. during the course of the work.

Comics are no different in that their purest essence is episodic storytelling. There a
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“Life is too short to read bad books.”
Patrick Scalisi

“You're miserable, edgy and tired. You're in the perfect mood for journalism.”
Warren Ellis

“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.”
Alan Moore

“Life is too short to read bad books.”
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7976 Magic the Gathering Novels — 169 members — last activity Aug 11, 2017 08:44AM
This is a discussion group about the various novels and storylines based on the Magic the Gathering game.
670 I read dorky books - and I like them — 33 members — last activity Mar 19, 2013 04:21PM
A group for people who read books that they are a bit embarassed by on the bus. These books feature dragons, heroes, castles, space ships, shiny costu ...more



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