December 15, 2020

Forgiveness May Not Be All It’s Cracked Up to Be

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Some authors are just too kind to the monsters. Nebula and LOCUS award-winner P. Djèlí Clark certainly is in his latest novel, Ring Shout. Ring Shout reimagines the birth of the Ku Klux Klan as a Lovecraftian horror-story. In Clark’s alternate history, defeated Confederates summon demons with dark sorcery, aware—or perhaps not—that the monsters feed on human hatred. The devils infiltrate their white supremacist hosts, slowly transforming them from Klansmen into Ku Kluxes, twisted, many-mouthed
Book Review - Ballistic Kiss by Richard Kadney
This will be a review of Richard Kadrey’s newest Sandman Slim novel, Ballistic Kiss. I promise. But first, a personal story: A very good friend of mine recently confessed his addiction to reruns of the late 90s television hit, Felicity. The series was named by Time magazine as one of TV’s 100 all-time best shows. It tells the title character’s coming of age story as she flees her wealthy parents’ Palo Alto home to follow
Three Reasons You’re Not the Impostor You Think You Are
When I began my MFA program to become a better story teller and writer, the very first lesson was on Impostor Syndrome. I remember thinking, “What an odd way to start a Master’s program.” But, deep down inside, I did feel a little bit like an impostor. After I got the first critique of one of my stories (let’s call it a bloodletting), I felt it even more so. Then we had to write a