Altered States

A nice review over at Story I’d Like Expanded Into a Novel: “Gertrude of Wyoming” by Debra Doyle & James D. Macdonald. This action-packed spy thriller had all the intrigue of a Bond story, but Gertrude had no need to supplement her awesomeness with hi-tech toys. I fell in love with this character ANDContinue reading “Altered States”

Fifty Shades of Grape

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 back I watched the first Fifty Shades movie on DVD, because, among other things, theContinue reading “Fifty Shades of Grape”

So There I Was, Mousing Around the Internet….

…when I found a list that’s supposed to be the Ten Best Horror Movies of the Last Ten Years. And right there in the #1 slot, there’s a French movie, Inside. And here’s this Horror Movie Reviewer saying, I pride myself on never covering my eyes during horror movies–I’ve seen it all. Right? Well, IContinue reading “So There I Was, Mousing Around the Internet….”


A couple of weeks ago I visited at Star Cat Books (as remarked upon below). This is a used/new book store concentrating on science fiction and children’s literature (though they have a lot of other things). I was there for two days, and during some down time I started re-reading Friday by R. A. Heinlein.Continue reading “Friday”

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