Author Archives: jamesdmacdonald

Arisia, and What We Came Home To

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
It was a good Arisia, despite the many and varied problems the con experienced heading in to the occasion. Returning to the Park Plaza for a year was an exercise in nostalgia (was…

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Unified Doyle and Macdonald Arisia Schedule

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
Or, where we’ll be and what we’ll be doing this coming weekend, while we’re attending the Arisia Science Fiction Convention at the Boston Park Plaza. My Panels: The Sidekick Lounge Cambridge     Sat 11:30…

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Kitchen Archaeology; or, The Return of the Lost Recipe

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
In our current quest to organize the kitchen, the other day I ordered a baker’s rack from Amazon†, and today we moved it into place. This involved relocating the bookshelf full of cookbooks…

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

PseudoScience

The Universityy of Chicago gives away free e-books.  Every month there’s a new one, and they’re all swell.  This month’s freebie, I think, is one that folks who follow my blog may really like: The Pseudoscience Wars: Immanuel Velikovsky and the Birth of … Continue reading

Posted in history, Review, Science | Tagged , | 4 Comments

One More Day

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
A reminder:  My annual holiday sale of editorial and critique services ends at midnight on January 5th, 2019. (For the purposes of this sale, “midnight” is 2400 hours in either my time zone…

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

2018 Is Drawing to a Close

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
And my annual holiday edit-and-critique sale has five more days to run.  From now through Twelfth Night (5 January 2019) , my usual rate for a standard-sized novel goes down from $1500 to…

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Special Promotion

From now through the 1st of January, two of our e-books are on sale over at Smashwords at a special promotional price: Free. They represent the two major genres in which we work: fantasy and science fiction.  So, if you’ve … Continue reading

Posted in Conventions, fantasy, science fiction, Short stories | Tagged , | Leave a comment

(Seasonal) Thought for the Day

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
A word of warning to anybody contemplating the acquisition of offspring: Be aware that anything you do for Christmas just once instantly becomes a Hallowed Holiday Tradition, and you fail to do it…

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

In Honor of the Holiday Season

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
Because storytelling is a good thing to do at the turning of the year, whatever the tradition: It’s time for my annual holiday gift sale!  From now through Twelfth Night, my usual rate…

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Polar Express Movie Night

Want to see The Polar Express?  Nah, you say.  Seen it. Did you see it with a magic show?  A magic show with me?  No?  Then come on down!  If you’re anywhere in the Littleton, NH area on December 15th … Continue reading

Posted in fantasy, magic, movie, New Hampshire | Tagged | Leave a comment