In the Mageworlds

  So there we were in the Republic of Panama, living in downtown Panama City rather than on base. We were big science fiction fans, and there was only one importer of English language books in the country (Servicio Lewis) and they only got new books once a month, and their SF list was …Continue reading “In the Mageworlds”

Debra Doyle, PhD [30 November 1952-31 October 2020]

It is with great sorrow that I report that Debra Doyle, my beloved bride of 42 years, died this evening at 1841 hours. She died of an apparent cardiac event, at home, in my arms. Update, 01NOV20:  GoFundMe for funeral expenses (organized by Pippin)

What We’ve Been Up To Lately

Speakers caution English students on dangers of fake publishers and agents Every English student dreams of writing and publishing a book, but most aren’t aware of the dangers of fake publishers and literary agents. Authors Debra Doyle and James Macdonald sought to educate those aspiring writers through a humor-laden presentation sponsored by the English departmentContinue reading “What We’ve Been Up To Lately”

Yet Another Scene

The man ran for cover. As he approached the fence the author put out a hand to stop his flight. “Where do you think you’re going?” the author asked. “Up and over that fence, if it’s all the same to you,” the man replied, panting. “You’re planning to confuse your motion, horizontal and vertical, inContinue reading “Yet Another Scene”

A Special Hell

So there I was, listening to The Dinner Party on NHPR, specifically Episode 243: Pharrell, Carrie Brownstein & Fred Armisen, and Much MØ , where we learn of musical ice cream, a Broadway show called “The Moose Murders” (that closed after one performance) expressed in the form of a cocktail, and Stonehenge. But that isn’tContinue reading “A Special Hell”

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