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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Rainbow Dragon Recommends

I met up with Douglas Smith at a genre writing convention last month at which I had the opportunity to pick up some of Doug's writing including his wonderful new short story collection Impossibilia.

The lead story in Impossibilia is so brilliant, I had to do what I could to spread the word about this important work, so I've revamped my reviews web site and added several new reviews this month (including reviews of Impossibilia and the individual stories within).

Both Impossibilia and its lead story "Bouquet of Flowers in a Vase, by Van Gogh" are finalists for the 2009 Aurora Awards. If you're a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada, you can become a voting member of Canvention and cast your vote for the Auroras.

Check out my reviews, read story excerpts and get ordering information on Doug's web site, then visit the Canvention web site for voting details.

Script Frenzy

Somewhat after the fact, but...

I participated in Script Frenzy this year and met the 100 page challenge.

I got started late. Had some exams and term papers due the first week of April and consequently didn't even start to think about Screnzy until the 4th or 5th of the month. At that point, I had no plans for a story of my own that I wished to tell in script format, so I mapped out a Babylon 5 fanfic that I'd been wanting to write for a number of years.

My story is large cast and involves a number of crowd scenes as well as some large and involved sets which just wouldn't work shot on bare sound stages in front of a green screen. In short: considering the no-expenses-spared budget the B5 powers that be afforded The Lost Tales, there's not even a pipe dream of ever seeing my story on screen. But I had fun writing it, and it was good to stretch my writing muscles by playing in a different medium for a while.