A Kickstarter in Oz: Ryk Spoor’s Polychrome

The short version first: a Kickstarter has just opened up that I’d like to see succeed.  I’ve already signed on; now I hope some of you will, too.  Let me tell you the story…. A couple of years ago now, I unexpectedly had the opportunity to read the unpublished manuscript of a new novel set …

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“…All the Russias” is live!

The day has arrived!  My newest Uncial Press ebook, Spirit of All the Russias, is live. The title page calls it a “novel byte”; in practical terms, it’s a short story published in ebook format.  Which means (among other things) that it has extremely cool cover art (see below).  Currently, you’ll find it at Uncial’s …

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Adventures in Dreamland

I am not at all sure what the following experience proves, except possibly that my unconscious brain has a wicked sense of humor…. As with most people, my dreams tend to manifest recurring themes.  There’s the flying theme, the trying-to-get-somewhere theme, the naked-in-embarrassing circumstances theme, and so on.  And in my particular case, these themes …

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Better Late Than Never: Disney’s Frozen

I know, I know, I’m one of the last three people in the whole world to have seen Frozen…but at least I caught it a few hours before it picked up its Oscars.  Some thoughts: In general, it’s an impressive film, and it’s definitely in the upper tier of modern-era Disney animated features.  I don’t …

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