When I heard about John Varley's short story, "The Persistence of Vision," i thought, "This'll either be great or God-awful." Fortunately, it was the former.
The short story, which won the Hugo and Nebula awards in 1979 is about a drifter who roams New Mexico as the country falls into yet anothe...(more)
The letter has been on thefor a long while now. First, it was the telegraph. Then it was the telephone. Finally, the Internet and cell phone came along to deliver the killing blow. The letter’s epitaph has been written hundreds of times.
Despite the letter’s DOA status, it was only my for...(more)
Happy New Year's, everyone! With a new calendar comes new material!
As many already know, I am a bit of a bibliophile. As any other proper book-lover, one of my greatest pleasures is to discover potentially underrated authors and books. So, here I am, introducing one of my absolute favorite author...(more)