What Does Reader Rob Want?

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 […]

Science Fiction Mashup

Here are some fun science fiction magazine sites. If you haven’t visited them, click on the links below. Among these I’m sure you’ll find something that speaks to your SF bug. Asimovs Science Fiction offers samples of their print and e-format magazine, links to author, magazine and other SF related sites, and they feature a couple of new author blogs each month. Amazing Stories Magazine calls their site a Social Magazine. Scroll down the page to […]

Greatest Hits of Science Fiction

If you’ve attended a science fiction convention, you’ve heard of Filk Songs.  For those of you who haven’t heard of them,  Filk songs are kind of hard to define.  Even wikipedia has difficulty!  For now, we’ll say that a filk song is lyrics and music that is sung at a science fiction and fantasy convention. Here’s a quick sample of a Filk Song: I Hate Little Firelizards by Julia Ecklar The guys on the television […]