Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Second great review in two days
Lyn McConchie has reviewed Science Fiction Trails No. 8 at her web site. Here's what she said about "Pirates of the Ozarks".
"The SF Trails anthologies are ‘weird western’ stories and the editor has been building an excellent stable of writers in this sub–genre for quite a few years now. (And yes, one of them is me but not in this issue so I feel free to say that and do a review.) General comments – excellent editing, and the cover is dynamic and eye-catching.
"This issue starts out with Lou Antonelli’s Pirates of the Ozarks. I found the story interesting on three levels. It’s a rip-roaring tale of derring-do, it also quietly sneaks in a number of genuine names from history, and finally, while I can’t be certain, I think that geographically the idea of a huge inland sea, just where Lou has one for the purposes of the story, is correct. That makes it three for three and I loved the story."
You probably know that the idea that Mars was inhabited came from the observations of the Italian astronomer Giovanni Schiapparelli in 1877....
A colleague asked me the other day if I felt there is a blacklist in literary s-f against non-PC writers. I replied I don't know, t...
By the way, I just celebrated the 47th anniversary of my start in journalism. I submitted my first newspaper article to the local weekly new...