Into the Astral Lands 019: Nightflyers vs Who Goes There[Novella vs Novella]

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1530120649933{background-color: rgba(0,0,0,0.76) !important;*background-color: rgb(0,0,0) !important;}”]Today, I’m comparing Nightflyers against the novella that inspired John Carpenter’s 1980’s horror SF classic The Thing. I got to thinking about Who Goes There? while reading Nightflyers, and couldn’t help comparing their similar themes and the general paranoid tone. If you like this podcast, if you like what I…

Reader Immersion & POV: What Makes a Character Memorable? Part I

I began thinking about this blog entry during my read through of George R.R. Martin’s Nightflyers novella two Sundays ago. It’s always at the forefront of my mind in my creative process to be thinking about creating memorable characters. Martin is usually very good at this, along with world building, establishing interesting lore, and at times letting side characters…

Nightflyer’s Review

[vc_row][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1529860674321{background-color: rgba(0,0,0,0.76) !important;*background-color: rgb(0,0,0) !important;}”][vc_column_text]Today, I’m talking about Nightflyers, an early sf horror novella from the mind of George R.R. Martin! First published in the early 1980’s by Analog Science Fiction and Fact, the novella follows a group of scientists who conscript a questionable recluse of a ship captain (named Royd) who appears to…

Cyberpunk 2077 Speculation

[vc_row][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1529507603976{background-color: rgba(0,0,0,0.76) !important;*background-color: rgb(0,0,0) !important;}”][vc_column_text]Today on Into the Astral Lands Podcast, I’m talking about Cyberpunk 2077! Which stole the show at E3 2018 and has many gamers and fans (including myself) of the genre really excited. What are we going to be getting in terms of story? The gameplay looks engaging enough, but what…

Into the Astral Lands is FREE at Amazon, Smashwords and Barnes and Noble!

[vc_row][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1529449390692{background-color: rgba(0,0,0,0.76) !important;*background-color: rgb(0,0,0) !important;}”][vc_column_text]In an effort to get some more eyes on my work, I’ve released Into the Astral Lands at Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and soon many other retailers. Best of all, it’s completely free. Just click the images of your preferred retailer. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Perdido Street Station Review

[vc_row][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1529449643401{background-color: rgba(0,0,0,0.76) !important;*background-color: rgb(0,0,0) !important;}”][vc_column_text]  Today on Into the Astral Lands Podcast, we’re discussing Perdido Street Station by China Mieville! It’s a novel that’s classified as “new weird” fiction, and features the successful blend of horror, science fiction, steampunk, and fantasy elements! I’m also finishing the inking that I started a few videos ago.…

HEADCASE: June’s 1st Short Story

[vc_row][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1528580833141{background-color: rgba(0,0,0,0.76) !important;*background-color: rgb(0,0,0) !important;}”][vc_column_text] She can’t remember what her mugger looked like. The answer is closer than she thinks. HEADCASE is a dark science fiction thriller of a short story. It’s currently out for patrons only right now, and will be public on June 16th! You can pledge to gain access here.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1528580848590{background-color:…

Into the Astral Lands: May’s Short Story

[vc_row][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1528580647171{background-color: rgba(0,0,0,0.75) !important;*background-color: rgb(0,0,0) !important;}”][vc_column_text]Into the Astral Lands is a cosmic horror short story centering around one man’s struggle to keep his humanity while he fights to escape the gaze of entities that seem to exist beyond the confines of time and reality. Can Adam hold onto his sanity, or will he lose his…

Glitch: April’s Last Short Story

[vc_row][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1528580417325{background-color: rgba(2,1,1,0.57) !important;*background-color: rgb(2,1,1) !important;}”][vc_column_text]  The second and last story for the month of April is all about simulation theory, or ancestor simulations. What’s an ancestor simulation? Well, read the story to find out (and google it for a more in-depth overview of the theory, it is quite fascinating). Andrew has a problem. His practice…