Goodbye, Mr. Mike

Mike Resnick, my writing mentor and dear friend of 30 years, died on January 9, 2020. Goodbye, old friend. Words cannot begin to express how much I’ll miss you.

In Praise of Norm Davis

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.

Goodbye, Champagne Charlie

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 […]

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 Nick Story in March 2019 Galaxy’s Edge

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 […]