Doomsday Music

Thursday, May 31, 2018

So here’s a cool thing. If you’re a musician, or music scholar, and happen also to be a fan of the original Star Trek, boy, do I have…

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Trek Record

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Here’s a weird little blast from the past. When I was a kid, I ended up with a Star Trek record produced by the Peter Pan company that…

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Revisiting Universe R

Monday, September 11, 2017

Many moons ago, back when I blogged as BG_Editor (that’s Black Gate editor), I took a little trip to Universe R. I talked about that trip in an…

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GenCon 2017

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Early this afternoon I’m driving off to GenCon 2017. I’ve been looking forward to it all year. I’ll get to connect with writer friends I rarely see, interact…

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

I don’t know how it is for people growing up today, but as a child of the ’70s I ended up growing up with the ’60s all around…

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Dialogue Cheats

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

I was sending some advice along to a young writer friend last night, and I thought (I hope) that it might be of use to other writers, so…

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Link Monday

Monday, May 25, 2015

Sooner or later Hardboiled Monday’s going to slide back around the corner and tip up its fedora, but for now, here are some links I found interesting. First,…

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Good Conduct… and Confusion

Monday, April 13, 2015

Mary Robinette Kowal, in her intelligent, well-mannered way, has launched the most even-handed discussion of the recent Hugo debacle that I’ve yet read. Admittedly, I haven’t scoured the web…

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

I’ve debated even tackling this subject. There have been numerous moving tributes to Leonard Nimoy already, including an excellent one penned by Thomas Parker over at Black Gate. Then…

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Kane and Trek

Monday, June 16, 2014

The thing I’m MOST looking forward to this evening is a viewing of the new Star Trek: Continues episode titled “Fairest of Them All,” set as a direct…

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