My newest Italian fable is in the November/December 2020 issue of F&SF. Bellissimo!
I’m happy to announce that my short fable “Bear, Hunter, Preacher, Crow” has been published in issue 45 of Galaxy’s Edge magazine. Check it out!
An introduction and review of AFTER LIFE, a film by Hirokazu Kore-eda,
Some people live extraordinary lives and make a difference in the world in all the small ways that matter. Norm Davis was one of them.
Leon Redbone, one of my all-time favorite vocalists, died about a week ago at the age of 69. I first heard his voice when I was a teenager, and my friends and I thought he was the greatest thing since peanut butter and jelly. Redbone enjoyed a cult celebrity throughout the 70s and 80s, appearing […]
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…
I’m happy to announce that my short story “The Sin-Eaters” has landed in the March 2019 issue of Galaxy’s Edge. This is another original Italian folktale in my Il Villaggio di Ombre series. For a short time, the story is available online, along with great fiction by Orson Scott Card, Joe Haldeman, and others, and […]
WonderBook This month, I invite you to celebrate your sense of wonder with one of the best books I’ve read all year, Jeff VanderMeer’s Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction. In fact, it took me all year to read it. Not because it wasn’t wonderful. It was! But rather, it’s one of those books […]
September 2018 has given me two great books to remember. One of them, Annex, is by my super talented science fiction pal Rich Larson. The yoga book from DK has some surprisingly good vegetarian recipes and dietary advice in the back, along with tips on breathing and meditation. Like most yoga books I find, I try […]