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by Windwalker
Sun Oct 04, 2009 11:13 pm
Forum: The Art of Science, Fantasy and Science Fiction
Topic: Gems and Elementals
Replies: 12
Views: 37879

You haven't read The Left Hand of Darkness ?! Run to the nearest bookstore! It may seem a bit mild today, but it changed the face of science fiction when it appeared. I actually did a drawing of Estraven and Genly Ai long ago. I'll scan and post it, so that you can see how I envision them. Of the Ku...
by Windwalker
Sat Oct 03, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: The Art of Science, Fantasy and Science Fiction
Topic: Gems and Elementals
Replies: 12
Views: 37879

Dear Heather, I'm very happy to see the continuation of both series! They continue to develop very interesting and distinct universes. The milieu of the Gem series has a fin-de-siècle feel that reminds me of Erté and of Kushner's mannerpunk novels and stories. Also, the Garnet two -- perhaps because...
by Windwalker
Fri Sep 18, 2009 6:03 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: STAR TREK
Replies: 14
Views: 37336

Great image! Thanks for the link, Eloise!
by Windwalker
Thu Sep 17, 2009 2:53 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: Castle
Replies: 34
Views: 109809

Thank you for the heads up, Eloise! I'll make a point of following the series this fall.
by Windwalker
Sun Sep 06, 2009 3:41 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: Science fiction/fantasy film recommendations
Replies: 21
Views: 65241

Unexpected pleasure -- and 1000th post on the forum!

I've mostly given up on fantasy/fiction based on Greek mythology or history. Treatments are usually so inaccurate and/or ham-fisted that I've been tempted to write a blog essay titled "Hands off my mythology!" So imagine my welcome surprise when I cautiously opened Jo Graham's Black Ships ...
by Windwalker
Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:48 am
Forum: The Art of Science, Fantasy and Science Fiction
Topic: New Gallery
Replies: 18
Views: 51431

New artist joins the site

Some of you may have noticed that there is a new album in the Gallery. Right now it has a placeholder image, but it will soon contain more work by Kay Holt, who is the co-founder and co-editor of Crossed Genres -- but also a writer and artist in her own right.
by Windwalker
Wed Aug 19, 2009 6:48 pm
Forum: The Art of Science, Fantasy and Science Fiction
Topic: For Athena - Adh'isa
Replies: 4
Views: 16907

Dear friend, I remember the first version of this marvelous piece and the occasion, too: a wonderful birthday present two weeks before my operation. This captures the moment exactly -- spare, stark, eloquent. The mood reminds me of Princess Mononoke, perhaps because I always thought of Adh'isa as th...
by Windwalker
Tue Aug 18, 2009 5:56 am
Forum: Musings and Chats
Topic: A rather soothing, yet painful song. Enjoy
Replies: 3
Views: 13138

Dear Angel, great to hear that you're writing! Please send the story to me first for previewing. Also, please recall that this site doesn't post fanfiction.
by Windwalker
Sat Aug 15, 2009 6:55 pm
Forum: Musings and Chats
Topic: A rather soothing, yet painful song. Enjoy
Replies: 3
Views: 13138

Something's wrong with the HTML in your message, Angel, the images aren't visible!
by Windwalker
Sat Aug 15, 2009 6:48 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: A REAL SF movie!
Replies: 3
Views: 14309

Yuck factor

We just saw District 9 . I can't believe the Tomatometer stands at 88%! The film is awful, but not because of the aliens. Think of Alien Nation meeting (or is it fusing?) with The Fly by way of Alien and Aliens , add a splash of Cry, The Beloved Country and Black Hawk Down , not forgetting, of cours...
by Windwalker
Fri Jul 31, 2009 7:00 pm
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: New York Times: Religion and Science in Angels and Demons
Replies: 2
Views: 14791

Sometimes laughter is the best weapon

Some of you may be following the controversy over major "framer" Chris Mooney's latest book, Unscientific American . Its primary thesis is that scientific illiteracy in the US is the scientists' fault. And some of you may be following the rioting over the latest cover of the newly resurrec...
by Windwalker
Sun Jul 12, 2009 11:08 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: STAR TREK
Replies: 14
Views: 37336

Re: Fortune and fame to the watchful and patient!

For this event I have patiently waited! I'm so happy you enjoyed the interview, Marie! I had a wonderful time, because Kay was so interested and well informed. I've had great luck with my editors so far. As for the fiction, you have been with me on this journey from its start. I don't know if, or w...
by Windwalker
Mon Jul 06, 2009 1:14 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: STAR TREK
Replies: 14
Views: 37336

caliban wrote:I know I said it elsewhere but it bears repeating: congratulations!

And you, as well as several others on this forum, have an awful lot to do with these successes. You constantly fuel my engine as both collaborators and friends.
by Windwalker
Mon Jul 06, 2009 11:01 am
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: STAR TREK
Replies: 14
Views: 37336

Now fortune is beckoning as well!

At the heels of the interview, Crossed Genres also accepted a story, Dry Rivers . Some of you may recognize the title, it is one of the legends that appear in Spider Silk . They will publish it in their next issue, which focuses on alternative history. Just when I had come to think that my genre-cro...
by Windwalker
Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:42 am
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: STAR TREK
Replies: 14
Views: 37336

Fame is Beckoning!

When my review of the Star Trek reboot appeared at Centauri Dreams , Peggy Kolm of Biology in Science Fiction wrote a post about it which attracted the attention of the editors of an online speculative magazine. As a result, yours truly is now holding forth in the latest issue of Crossed Genres . An...

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