Monday, February 22, 2016

The Beauty of Death

I’m excited to announce that Independent Legions Publishing has picked up my story “Contractions” for their upcoming anthology, The Beauty of Death. My story is a companion piece to another tale of mine called, Momentum, which debuted on the The Drabblecast: Strange Stories for Strange Listeners, so many years ago. This one should be available in the Spring and will feature yarns by Peter Straub,Ramsey CampbellPoppy Z. BriteMonica J. O'RourkeRena MasonGene O'NeillJG FahertyJohn Skipp, and many more. 

Friday, February 12, 2016

5 Science Fiction Films for Valentine's Day

A short list of romantic science fiction just right for this Valentine's Day weekend.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
If you had the technology to remove the pain of a breakup from your memory would you do it, and would it really take? A funny, sad, sci-fi romance that really stays with you.

Solaris (2002)
When death ends a relationship how far is too far to go to get a second chance? This one is moving and haunting.

The Fifth Element (1997) 
In all honesty my favorite parts of this funny, action packed sci-fi are not the romantic bits, but they give the film its moving conclusion. And Chris Tucker has never been better.
Safety Not Guaranteed (2012) 
This indy pic is a slow burn, but endearing, quirky and funny. Who needs sanity when you're falling for someone?

Blade Runner (1982) 
A futuristic film noir, with a femme-fatal, a morally challenged hero, genetic engineering and Frankenstein's monster fighting for just one more day in a world that doesn't want him. This one is sad, moving and has more atmosphere than ten films. Not to mention the sexiest soundtrack ever composed.    

Happy Valentine's Day