Iris Murdoch on Love, Justice and Truth

Originally posted on Phil Ebersole's Blog:
I recently read¬†Existentialists and Mystics: Writings on Philosophy and Literature,¬†a collection of philosophical writings by the late Iris Murdoch from 1951 to 1986. I bought the book because I enjoyed her novels, although I admit don’t remember the plots of any of them clearly, and because of praise…

New Story and Other

I’m happy to announce that one of my short stories is in the brand new March/April 2019 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. F&SF is celebrating 70 years of publishing some of the genre’s finest tales. I’m thrilled to be among so many excellent authors, including my two great pals John Kessel and Rich […]

A True History of SF’s Golden Age

Originally posted on Phil Ebersole's Blog:
I just got finished reading ASTOUNDING: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard and the Golden Age of Science Fiction by Alec Nevala-Lee (2018) This book is the story of how John W. Campbell Jr., the editor of Astounding Science Fiction magazine, and three…