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So Jim Macdonald and I were sitting around the office this afternoon, and – as happens with writers – we fell to discussing Dashiell Hammett’s Red Harvest, and how Hammett had managed to come up with one of the handful of infinitely reusable plots. Dickens’s A Christmas Carol is one; likewise Chaucer’s “Pardoner’s Tale” and […]
malkingrey | Recent Entries Autumn begins early, up here in far northern New Hampshire. That’s the maple at the foot of our driveway, which is always one of the first trees in town to turn. We’re supposed to have night-time temperatures in the forties (Fahrenheit) all weekend.
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Albacon (one of our favorite cons) has been postponed due to Corona Virus. But do not despair! The nice folks who run Albacon are hosting Albacon Afternoon this Sunday from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Doyle and I will do a reading, and maybe a bit of discussion. Alas, the Ice…
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There’s a sale going on over at Smashwords, and all of the reprinted backlist that we have there is 75% off (that takes a bunch of ’em all the way down to free). Now through March 7th. Complete your collection! … Continue reading
From December 25rd through January 1st all of our back-in-print E-books and stories will be half-off to free over at Smashwords. Complete your collection!
Was Uncle Tom’s Cabin written by a feminine hand? No, it was written by Harriet Beecher’s toe. For years, pretty much all I knew about Uncle Tom’s Cabin, the novel, was that it existed. Important in the social history of … Continue reading
The news lately is full of the word “dotard,” and all of the news sources feel compelled to add a definition. As if everyone didn’t already know what dotard meant. In the small fishing village whence I come, “Dotard!” is … Continue reading
Accessing Newsgroup Archives by FTP For a very limited time (now through through mid-morning April 2nd, 2017), you may access the newsgroup archives using FTP. Here are the settings you’ll need: Host: archives.sff.net Protocol: FTP Port: 21 Encryption: Explicit FTP … Continue reading
Y’all know TV Tropes, right? You know to pack a sandwich and carry a canteen when you go there. Well, I’m pleased to announce that two of our books have their own pages at TV Tropes. Not only that, but … Continue reading
I see from the posters outside my local cinema (local = forty-five minute drive in good weather, assuming no logging trucks) that the sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey is about to hit the screen. As it happens, a while … Continue reading
Where is The Lord of the Rings set? I say it’s the Americas. Here’s why: Pipeweed. That’s tobacco, sure enough, and that’s a native American species. Potatoes. Same deal: the Americas. The Great River. Nothing in Europe, and especially nothing … Continue reading