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Tuesday, August 4th, 2015
7:40 am
On My Shelves today...
Charles Stross' The Jennifer Morgue, next book in the Laundry Files!
Thursday, July 30th, 2015
7:17 am
Today's On My Shelves...
... features the new Ethshar story from Lawrence Watt-Evans, Relics of War!
Tuesday, July 28th, 2015
5:00 pm
Travel slowed up my posting of On My Shelves..
... but it's up now, featuring Close Encounters of the Third Kind from Stephen Spielberg!
Thursday, July 23rd, 2015
9:38 pm
A new Under the Influence post today...
... this one on the Master of the Macabre H.P. Lovecraft himself!
Tuesday, July 21st, 2015
10:11 pm
A new column up on my site...
... this one titled Ideas Are Not Valuable, a title that might at least get some attention!
Monday, July 20th, 2015
5:37 pm
Mac help -- migration
  I've got a new iMac, and a somewhat older iMac, and I want to migrate the older to the newer. I follow the directions with Migration Assistant, and while the new one usually recognizes the old one is there, the old one never shows the number that is supposed to be shown to allow the actual transfer to be made. I've tried it with WiFi and with Ethernet, and neither one has worked. Are there particular tricks for the migration I'm likely to be missing?
Thursday, July 16th, 2015
7:31 am
Who you gonna call?
That classic of action-comedy, Ghostbusters, is On My Shelves today!
Tuesday, July 14th, 2015
7:23 am
Today's On My Shelves...
... features Terry Brooks' Running with the Demon, a fascinating modern horror story from the author best-known for the Shannara series!
Thursday, July 9th, 2015
10:25 pm
Polychrome: The Soundtrack!
I've started working on filling out various pages on my site. This will take a while as there's a lot that never got filled in for various reasons.

However, one that I have made progress on is the Media page for Polychrome, and specifically I have posted the Soundtrack for Polychrome -- all the music that inspired and guided me while I wrote this novel that would not let me go!
6:51 am
Lawrence Watt-Evans is On My Shelves...
... with Tom Derringer and the Aluminum Airship, a fun and unusual pulp-fiction romp with a YA twist!
Tuesday, July 7th, 2015
7:23 am
On My Shelves goes back in time...
... 40 years ago, to the debut of the original summer blockbuster JAWS!
Thursday, July 2nd, 2015
8:16 am
Today's On My Shelves...
... is the excellent movie Big Hero 6, a Pixar-level animated film not actually done by Pixar!
Tuesday, June 30th, 2015
7:09 am
Having left the Oz novels behind us...
... today's On My Shelves features Charlie Stross' The Atrocity Archives, a modern-day Lovecraftian Espionage novel!
Thursday, June 25th, 2015
8:13 am
The final Oz book...
... by Baum is Glinda of Oz, and an excellent final volume it is!
Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015
7:57 am
Nearing the end...
... of my Oz reviews, we reach The Magic of Oz, the penultimate of the 14 volumes penned by Baum himself!
Thursday, June 18th, 2015
1:58 pm
Kickstarter for a neat little local festival...
... called Queen Mab's Steampunk and Faerie Street Festival is now live! Those who might have any reason to be up here (Troy, NY) around the right time might want to check it out!
7:15 am
Today's On My Shelves...
... features one of my least-favorite Oz novels, The Tin Woodman of Oz, but one still influential on Polychrome due to providing me with the second of my major villains!
Tuesday, June 16th, 2015
6:50 am
Today's Under the Influence post...
... discusses The Lost Princess of Oz, one of the best of the Oz novels and one of those central in my construction of the world and characters of Polychrome!
Thursday, June 11th, 2015
8:04 am
Farewell to a grand old man...
... Sir Christopher Lee is dead at 93 of respiratory and heart problems. He was one of the Great Actors of my life, a magnetic screen presence with one of the great Voices that drilled itself into your head even when he spoke quietly. Two of my characters -- Amas-Garao of the Shadeweavers, and Ugu the Unbowed, "speak" in Lee's voice; one of them, Ugu, is supposed to LOOK like Christopher lee when somewhat younger (as seen in my icon above).

He had a magnificent run, and was one of those larger than life figures that is too preposterous to believe as a fictional character: descendant of royalty, special forces operative who fought (and killed) Nazis in WWII, great actor and icon, and even heavy metal musician/singer!

He will be missed.
7:19 am
Today's review...
 ... is an Under the Influence instead of just On My Shelves, for today we look at Rinkitink in Oz, one of my favorites and one of the most important in the development of Polychrome!
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