Into the Astral Lands [Audio “Book”] Part II

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1532293938022{background-color: rgba(0,0,0,0.76) !important;*background-color: rgb(0,0,0) !important;}”]Today on Into the Astral Lands Podcast, it’s the second part of the audio book for my cosmic horror short story, Into the Astral Lands. The very story this podcast is named after. If you’re not following me over on twitter or Facebook, follow the links to check me out…

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Neo Rackham I: Ego Preview

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1531962176626{background-color: rgba(0,0,0,0.76) !important;*background-color: rgb(0,0,0) !important;}”]Double upload! This is a preview for my upcoming cyberpunk novelette, NEO RACKHAM I: EGO which comes out on my patreon July 31st! Want to support this story and other stories going forward? Head over to: patreon.com/ericmalikyte And pledge at least $1 and $5 #patrons get to read 7 days…

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Into the Astral Lands [Audio “Book”] Part I

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1531934157138{background-color: rgba(0,0,0,0.76) !important;*background-color: rgb(0,0,0) !important;}”]Today, I’ve got a very special episode of Into the Astral Lands Podcast for you all! I’m reading from my cosmic horror short story Into the Astral Lands (the very story that this podcast takes its name from)! This story will have two parts, and the next one will come…

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Weaponized Dinosaurs Are Stupid

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1531736807637{background-color: rgba(0,0,0,0.75) !important;*background-color: rgb(0,0,0) !important;}”]Today, I’m ranting about Jurassic World and why I’m probably not going to see the latest installment in theaters. I respect that others feel differently about these movies, but I imagine my rant will amuse some of you. If you’re not following me over on twitter or Facebook, follow the…

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“TAU” Is Bad At Making Friends–A Review

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1531522244141{background-color: rgba(0,0,0,0.77) !important;*background-color: rgb(0,0,0) !important;}”]Today, I’m reviewing the Netflix original film TAU. It’s about a deranged scientist who kidnaps a group of people and forces them to help his artificial intelligence program “TAU” to grow into something his board members will be happy with before launch day. If you’re not following me over on…

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Neo Rackham I: Ego Cover Reveal

[vc_row][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1531075729502{background-color: rgba(0,0,0,0.77) !important;*background-color: rgb(0,0,0) !important;}”][vc_column_text]My next Novelette is coming to my Patreon at the end of this month! It’s called Neo Rackham I: Ego For Paul Anderson Fou, fast food worker and professional underachiever, life is about to get a whole lot more interesting. Given the opportunity of a lifetime by a woman with…

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Into the Astral Lands Podcast 021: Voltron Legendary Defender Review

[vc_row][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1531074392214{background-color: rgba(0,0,0,0.67) !important;*background-color: rgb(0,0,0) !important;}”][vc_column_text]Today, I’m talking about Voltron: Legendary Defender, the Netflix original animated series that’s produced and written by the people behind Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra. After the four or five minute mark, there will be spoilers. So, you are forewarned. If you’re not following me over…

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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…

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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…

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