Vintage Style

Vintage Style

I am very tardy in reporting the activities of this Summer & Fall. I shall now attempt to play catch up. Not an easy task as there’s so much to catch up with. Let’s start with vintage. In July, I embraced a 1940’s/1950’s vintage style. This coincided with (and was initially sparked by) attendance at […]

How does an artist learn?

How does an artist learn?

We learn by studying our predecessors, not the subject matter, necessarily, but the techniques — light, color, sound. Whether that’s for words or pictures doesn’t really matter. We are the summation of our antecedents and when we enter into an artistic groove we consciously (or, more often, unconsciously) create something that feels similar to our […]

I’m famous! Or, at least, I’ve just gotten some very nice press

I’m famous! Or, at least, I’ve just gotten some very nice press

Nancy Keaton just wrote a lovely story about me for LewisTalk – “Sara Light-Waller Illustrates Hope through Old-Fashioned Pulp Fiction.”  Thank you, Nancy, for the kind story, it’s a treat to be on the other side of the tape recorder once and a while. Here’s an excerpt from the article – Sara Light-Waller’s first adult […]

Sunday Evening Etymology Astounding interior illustration by Edd Cartier

Sunday Evening Etymology

The term used to be “unhuman.” Now, it’s “inhuman.” I’m not sure exactly when it changed, certainly by the 1970’s. The etymology leads me to believe that in earlier decades some writers followed the trail from the old French word “humain” and so unhuman is correct. At a later time we accepted that human is […]

Book Review: The Sun Smasher by Edmond Hamilton The Sun Smasher cover

Book Review: The Sun Smasher by Edmond Hamilton

There are many things about this plot that are not new — an amnesiac hero who’s a dangerous political hot potato, who’s really from a distant star system and is a prince disguised as an ordinary man. These storylines are common in science fiction, fantasy, and even in magical girl/boy manga. But there’s an elegant […]

Women of Science Fiction Livetream Sara during Women of Scifi talk cropped

Women of Science Fiction Livetream

Earlier this month I did a talk called, The Women of Science Fiction from the Golden Age to the current day. Specifically, I spoke about C.L. Moore, Judith Merril, Anne McCaffrey and Kage Baker all of whom where great inspirations to me. I hope that some of the folks who wanted to be there and […]

A Smashingly Good Review for Landscape! Star Scene_News Flash

A Smashingly Good Review for Landscape!

Landscape has received another 5 Star review. The gentleman is himself an author of pulp space opera so the review is even more meaningful. He’s posted the review on Amazon and on his blog, Pulp Den. Here’s an excerpt… “Right out of the pulp magazines of the 1930s & ‘40s, the author spins her tale […]

Report from the Field — Nanocon Mk. V March 24, 2018 Nano Sara2

Report from the Field — Nanocon Mk. V March 24, 2018

Today, I attended my first science fiction convention as a book seller. It was a super experience. But before we get to that, let’s recap. Landscape of Darkness: A Novelette of the Space Patrol has been in print since January 15th, 2018. Since then it has been featured on the Rodney’s Saga Blog and had […]

Book Review: The Mind Thing by Fredric Brown The Mind Thing cover

Book Review: The Mind Thing by Fredric Brown

The Mind Thing by Fredric Brown My rating: 4 of 5 stars The book blurb says, “He was incapable of love or mercy…or hate. And he certainly never felt the lack. He was almost pure thought.” And it was not even a he but an it, an extraterrestrial body snatcher. Frederic Brown is a meticulous […]

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