The CS Lewis way, original illustration of the hross from Out of a Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis, lynettemburrows.com

You Might Be An Alien If–

You might be an Alien if . . . .  Your spaceship is double parked in the living room. You use more than 10% of your brain. You think books are made of paper. You think telephones are for talking. You think there is no intelligent life on this planet. You think being called ‘spacey’ is a compliment. Gravity is pulling you down. You know what a Fluvian Nurplex is. The words “fire your retro jets” doesn’t give you the giggles. You’ve ever pointed your finger at someone and gone ‘ak-ak-ak-ak’ You’ve ever told someone to ‘get offa my cloud.’ You’ve ever said ‘I have powers you can only dream of.’ You’ve ever said ‘I’m signaling my people.’ The term “Big Bang Theory” means something other than the title of a television show. You like jokes that start with You Might Be an Alien. Do you know what a Fluvian Nurplex is? Who said ‘Get offa my cloud?” If you have another You Might Be an Alien line, please join in the fun!  

What Does Reader Sarah Want?

Reader Interview: What Does Reader Sarah Want? (With a tip of the hat to the Inside the Actor’s Studio) First Name: Sarah Gender: F Age Range: 21-40 Occupation: peer tutor at the JCCC Writing Center What occupation (other than yours) would you like to try? Fiction and poetry writer What sound or noise do you love? Purring cat What sound or noise do you hate? Insistent meowing of cat wanting to go outside What is your favorite word? Bizarre Fiction or Nonfiction? Fiction Genre? Speculative fiction, but paranormal urban fantasy is a particular favorite. Ebook, audio book, or physical book? Physical book unless I can’t get it that way. What makes you choose a book to read? Author? Cover? Blurb? It has to look and sound entertaining. Being an author I’ve already read helps, but if the concept is intriguing that’ll do. Recommendation(s)? Laurell K Hamilton, Kim Harrison, Writing the Other by Nisi Shawl, Fast Girl by Suzy Favor Hamilton, Impossible Things by Connie Willis, Troublemaker by Leah Remini. What makes you put down a book? Boredom or slogging through a book like it’s a chore. What are you reading now? Just finished Dancing and Wounded by Laurell K. Hamilton, […]

What Does Reader Rob Want?

  Reader Questionnaire: What Does Reader Rob Want? (With a tip of the hat to the Inside the Actor’s Studio)   First Name:  Rob Gender:  Male Age Range:61+ Occupation:  Retired (very tiring) What occupation (other than yours) would you like to try? Never gave anything but writing a thought, past the age of say 7 What sound or noise do you love? Many-many.  Rain after drought.  The onset of a thunderstorm in hot summer weather.  The laughter of children. What sound or noise do you hate? Whining, especially of children, but even of cats What is your favorite word? Too many to list, I love words.  Easier to list least favorite, but I can’t think what would be worst. Fiction or Nonfiction? That I read?  Both. Genre? Usually SF/fantasy in fiction, sometimes a mystery; history, bio, autobio, and recent events in nonfiction Ebook, audio book, or physical book? I still prefer a physical book, partly because my Kindle’s index is messed up.  It only lists half a dozen books, though if I remember title or author I can pull up the others.  But who can remember them all?  Also, the physical book will still be readable, whereas magnetic memories are very frail. What makes you choose a book […]