On Dragon Awards Drama, and Author-Reader Relations

Once again, I find myself compelled to make a quick, off-the-cuff post despite having a number of other things I would rather–and should be–doing. This wasn’t the most productive week for me, in part due to non-writing obligations, but that doesn’t lessen the workload. (And, I recently learned that I finally have a confirmed dateContinue reading “On Dragon Awards Drama, and Author-Reader Relations”

History Repeating Itself: Tish’a B’Av Today.

(Disclaimer: This touches on both political and religious issues. As I’ve said in the past, posts like this will by no means be a regular feature here, as I would much rather focus on my writings, but there are things that need to be said, and when I deem it necessary, I will say it.)Continue reading “History Repeating Itself: Tish’a B’Av Today.”

Misrepresenting History–Again

I have numerous writing projects I’d rather be working on right now, but, yet again, I’m seeing people misrepresent the piece of history which I spent a great deal of time researching and writing about. To write something every time someone wrote an article with outright falsehoods, mistakes, and over-generalizations about Miklos Horthy and theContinue reading “Misrepresenting History–Again”

Women Crying During Wonder Woman’s Fight Scenes, and the Problem with Modern Priorities

So,¬†Wonder Woman was a good movie. In my opinion, a very good one, and definitely one of my favorite superhero movies of all time, largely because it maintained a good balance, in my view, between being s serious story but also remaining optimistic and fun (unlike previous DC movies.) Also, having a main character who¬†wantedContinue reading “Women Crying During Wonder Woman’s Fight Scenes, and the Problem with Modern Priorities”

Insensitivity

My blog content has, unfortunately, dropped off a bit lately, in part due to a lot going on, but now I plan to get back to regular posts, even as I have a lot to do before I return to Israel, and continue working on more books. That’s enough of that for now, however. TimeContinue reading “Insensitivity”

Setting A Historical Record Straight

Amidst all the excitement over the release of my debut novel, A Greater Duty, last week, and the fun of #SpaceOperaWeek, some might’ve seen my mention of an award I received at my (now former) college for excellence in writing my 40,000+ word Master’s thesis on Hungary’s Horthy era, which lasted from 1920 to 1944.Continue reading “Setting A Historical Record Straight”

Real Talk: Being Honest About The Situation in Israel

(Note: I’ve created a new tag for this, because unlike pretty much everything else I plan to write on this website, I’m not going to tie in to writing, or genre fiction in general. This is just something that needs to be said. This is not meant to be an authoritativ treatise on the subject,Continue reading “Real Talk: Being Honest About The Situation in Israel”

Personal Musings: 2016 Wrap-Up (And What to Look Forward to in 2017)

So, I was seeing lots of people writing 2016 wrap-up posts, so I figured I should do the same, even if it is a bit late. (And, also, this allows me to get something new up here while I keep working on a pair of longer posts that are taking longer than expected.) So, 2016,Continue reading “Personal Musings: 2016 Wrap-Up (And What to Look Forward to in 2017)”

Personal Musings: New Paths

So, once again, I have been unable to regularly get posts up here, this time in large part to a pair of major changes in my life and career trajectory, which I touched upon a couple months back in one of my last posts on here. First, as mentioned there, I moved country, from theContinue reading “Personal Musings: New Paths”

Writer’s Ramble: Star Trek and (Intellectual) Diversity

(A note: This post will be touching on politics; I do not intend to do so often, and I’d much rather be writing about writing, or SF/F stuff I love, but this is something that needed to be said. Also, this, as it is under my “Writer’s Ramble” header, this was written in a relativelyContinue reading “Writer’s Ramble: Star Trek and (Intellectual) Diversity”