Tag: Fredric Brown

Clarification for the newbies

It’s Christmas day and my new illustrated time-travel story, Anchor, is about to be released. I’m getting last minute details ready such as figuring out how to make Atomic-vodka jello shots and finding my rocket-shaped cookie-cutters for the book release party. I thought it might be a good time to explain why I write and […]

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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 […]

New Acquisitions

Everyone collects something. I collect stories. Not books, but stories…and sometimes illustrations too. My motivation in doing this is to learn. In Art classes I discovered the best way to study an accomplished artist is to copy their work, line by line. It sounds tedious, but it’s not. It’s really a fascinating study. Art is […]

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Genetically Engineered Martians…You’ve Been Warned!

Genetically engineered humans living on Mars AND predisposed towards democracy. THIS…IS…NOT…A…JOKE. It’s from a recent article discussing the topic at some length. This means we’ve reached the point in history when we can realistically dialog about the creation of entirely new species through genetic engineering. Wow. This isn’t a new topic, of course. It’s been […]

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Artificial Intelligence 38 Years Before Skynet

If you think artificial intelligence, computer networking, and online marketplaces are new, think again. Seventy years ago, Americans were talking about them in their living rooms and around dining tables. How do I know? Because two pulp-era stories, one from 1946 and the other from 1950, describe amazingly-modern technology in great detail. Both tales are […]

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