Strange Economics

The anthology Strange Economics with my story 'Expiry Date' may be up for an Aurora Award in Canada this year. It would be nice to have a story in an award-winning book. It's available at and Amazon UK and probably at other Amazon's too. I'm pleased to note that reviewer Queen of Fractal Beauty … Continue reading Strange Economics


Why write when there are plenty of stories already?

Why write when there are plenty of stories already? Frankly, I don't know. Why should people read my five thousand words of fluff when there are a million stories out there already, many of them free? You can get most of the classics for peanuts or nothing as ebooks. A person with literary tastes is … Continue reading Why write when there are plenty of stories already?

On Spec’s Nominee for the Journey Prize

I hope ‘Two from the Field, Two from the Mill’ wins. I reviewed this issue on sfcrowsnest


The Writers’ Trust/ McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize  recognizes the year’s best short story by an emerging writer first published in a Canadian literary journal or anthology.  The stories are submitted by the publishers for consideration in this prize category, and we are happy to announce that Geoff Cole’s wonderful “Two From the Field, Two From the Mill” is our selection this year.

In association with the prize, any story long-listed will be published in an annual anthology, so we will all wait in anticipation of the jury’s selections later this year.

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H.P. Lovecraft’s ‘The Unnamable’ (review)

H.P. Lovecraft's short story The Unnamable was turned into a film in 1988 and has been re-released. Here's my review on sfcrowsnest.  From curiosity, I reread the original work. The Unnamable is very early Lovecraft (1923) and I was curious to see if he had originated the four college kids being terrorized by a monster … Continue reading H.P. Lovecraft’s ‘The Unnamable’ (review)

A History of Golden Age SF

Here's a link to a review I wrote about Astounding - a biography of John W. Campbell, Jr., L.Ron Hubbard, Robert Heinlein and Isaac Asimov.   Anyone interested in the history of golden age science-fiction might like it. Even if you have read other biographies of Heinlein and Asimov it contains much of interest. Not … Continue reading A History of Golden Age SF