Tuesday, September 19, 2017

A Heartfelt Collection from Michael Bishop

Other Arms Reach Out to Me: Georgia Stories, Michael Bishop, Kindle Edition-$5.99, 17.99 paperback, Amazon and other fine bookstores.

I have been a fan and a friend of Michael's since his first novel, A FUNERAL FOR THE EYES OF FIRE and have never been disappointed with any of them. My only complaint is that they are too few and too far between

In this collection, we see a collection of stories that showcase the "human" side of emotions and their effect on our psyches and will make the tears flow on many an occasion. His subtle tribute to Flannery O'Connor; his understanding of autism; and, just his point of view will cause you to look inward and see the humanity that may be hidden there and allow it to surface. We all need to let our humanity out and the world might become a nicer place.

Thanks Mike, only you can tear out my heart and make me enjoy it.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Len Wein is gone

Len Wein (June 12, 1948 - September 10, 2017) was an American comic book writer and editor best known for co-creating DC Comics' Swamp Thing and Marvel Comics' Wolverine, and for helping revive the Marvel superhero team the X-Men (including the co-creation of Nightcrawler, Storm, and Colossus). Additionally, he was the editor for writer Alan Moore and illustrator Dave Gibbons' influential DC miniseries Watchmen.

There are not enough superlatives to describe his affect on comics and fans the world over.

There can be only one!

Friday, September 8, 2017

Jerry Pournelle, You will be missed

Jerry Pournelle left us today. Korean war veteran, science fiction writer extraordinaire, frequent DragonCon attendee, and friend to Baryon and myself has gone to the big WorldCon. You are already beng missed.