Everyone should have a basic understanding of whiskey — or uisce (water) in the original Irish. It is, after all, the only thing that kept the Irish from ruling the world. —- What really makes whiskey taste like whiskey? If flavor truly just came down to a simple formula of distilling ratios of grains plus […]
It was marketing that changed the fundamental idea of who owned the city streets. —- Today, if there’s traffic in the area and you want to follow the law, you need to find a crosswalk. And if there’s a traffic light, you need to wait for it to change to green. Fail to do so, […]
Some of these are interesting, but I’d like to see Dothraki aded to this list. I think that’s more appropriate than some of the ones included. —- Ten fascinating (and often fun) languages invented for the purposes of entertainment.^Ten fascinating (and often fun) languages invented for the purposes of entertainment.^Frequently throughout the…
Obscure, yes, but WASP is actually one of my favorite books. —- Sturgeon’s Law states that “90% of science fiction is shit — 90% of everything is shit” but, even though literally tons of crappy SF gets published every
I can’t honestly say I’ve read any of these. Not that I recall, and I’m pretty sure I’d recall if I had. —- Science fiction is great when it’s weird. Really bizarre science fiction takes you on a wild ride, blowing past genre conventions and depositing you someplace miles from where you started. But where…
Looking at SF conventions around Portugal so I can still do the writer thing. Might be doable. —- Kathleen Peddicord, founder of Live and Invest Overseas, shares her picks for the eight cheapest places to live in 2017: destinations where global nomads can get by on next to nothing.
One of my favorite writers and HOLY JEEZ, the definition of prolific. The best advice, when you’re stuck, move on. I’ve got two short stories cooking right now. I got stuck on one and moved on to the other. I write 1800 words on the second story straight away i one night. That one’s almost […]
I cannot even begin to express how excited I am to see this. I was lucky enough to see the VanGoh exhibit at LACMA when I was working in LA, and it was amazing. I still have a print I bought that day hanging in a place of pride in my living room. To see […]
Sounds like a great read. —- When a soldier is stationed at the furthest human outpost in the galaxy, he’s confronted with an incredible challenge: staying alive in a meaningless existence, hoping to one day be promoted to a…
Oh, Hell yeah. Ya’ll had me at BEARS!