Solstices are liminal times. Whether involving death on a tree or blood on the snow, the shortest and longest days of the year are held to be the time when the veil between this world and whatever other worlds are out there is thin. Whether another dimension or beyond the veil, the cold darkness of the Winter Solstice makes it a perfect time to tell ghost stories. The sun goes down early, and everyone huddles around the fire telling stories of hope or death – or both. … Continue…Scary Solstice to All!
The publishing world has contracted, fractured, been redefined, genre shifted, and been driven by new technology all at once. Who really truly knows which way is up, or where the future trends come from? … Continue…The Next Big Thing (and Rule 34)