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Murray Lindsay Writing is full of teeth-grinding and frown lines and brain-wracking.

It's still WAY more fun than the ensuing slog of publishing and marketing your ba…more
Writing is full of teeth-grinding and frown lines and brain-wracking.

It's still WAY more fun than the ensuing slog of publishing and marketing your baby.

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Murray Lindsay Sequel to "Home on the Strange." It was a real tickle to have people read my book, but it was a gobsmacker to have some of them ask in no uncertain te…moreSequel to "Home on the Strange." It was a real tickle to have people read my book, but it was a gobsmacker to have some of them ask in no uncertain terms "When is the sequel coming?"

The other efforts are: "Beeker and the Devil's Star". In 1928 England, a stuffy little man in a conservative little world "breaks free" to the big, big world. And more.

"Patient Zero". A possible reason aliens aren't landing on the United Nations plaza.

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Dracula vs Hitler - a review

Dracula vs. Hitler

A lurid title to catch the eye. A well-written interior to hold the imagination. Yet, I can only give it a passing, middling grade. “3 stars out of 5”

The good starts with Duncan’s basic writing skills. He knows his craft on a nuts & bolts level. The aspect that most appealed to me were the descriptions. Characters had facial features, the landscape had colour, the world was vibra Read more of this blog post »
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“I took in a deep breath, and smoke twisted around my head as I let it slip through my teeth. “Do you know what my favorite show was when I was a little kid?”

The look again. “I would have no idea.”

“Doctor Who. British sci-fi show.”

“I am familiar with it. Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, and Matt—“

“No,” I said. “The new show’s great, but I grew up on the old one. The low-budget, rubber monster show with Tom Baker and Peter Davison. I watched it on PBS all the time as a kid.”

I looked out at the dark ruins of Hollywood, at the stumbling shadows dotting the streets as far as you could see. The only other living person within half a mile was standing behind me, her eyes boring into my head.

“The Doctor didn’t have super-powers or weapons or anything like that. He was just a really smart guy who always tried to do the right thing. To help people, no matter what. That struck me when I was a kid. The idea that no matter how cold and callous and heartless the world seemed, there was somebody out there who just wanted to make life better. Not better for worlds or countries in some vague way. Just better for people trying to live their lives, even if they didn’t know about him.”

I turned back to her and tapped my chest. “That’s what this suit’s always been about. Not scaring people like you or Gorgon do. Not some sort of pseudo-sexual roleplay or repressed emotions. I wear this thing, all these bright colors, because I want people to know someone’s trying to make their lives better. I want to give them hope.”
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Roger Zelazny
“Call themselves?" asked Yama. "You are wrong, Sam, Godhood is more than a name. It is a condition of being. One does not achieve it merely by being immortal, for even the lowliest laborer in the fields may achieve continuity of existence. Is it then the conditioning of an Aspect? No. Any competent hypnotist can play games with the self-image. Is it the raising up of an Attribute? Of course not. I can design machines more powerful and more accurate than any faculty a man may cultivate. Being a god is the quality of being able to be yourself to such an extent that your passions correspond with the forces of the universe, so that those who look upon you know this without hearing your name spoken. Some ancient poet said that the world is full of echoes and correspondences. Another wrote a long poem of an inferno, wherein each man suffered a torture which coincided in nature with those forces which had ruled his life. Being a god is being able to recognize within one's self these things that are important, and then to strike the single note that brings them into alignment with everything else that exists. Then, beyond morals or logic or esthetics, one is wind or fire, the sea, the mountains, rain, the sun or the stars, the flight of an arrow, the end of a day, the clasp of love. One rules through one's ruling passions. Those who look upon gods then say, without even knowing their names, 'He is Fire. She is Dance. He is Destruction. She is Love.' So, to reply to your statement, they do not call themselves gods. Everyone else does, though, everyone who beholds them."
"So they play that on their fascist banjos, eh?"
"You choose the wrong adjective."
"You've already used up all the others.”
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