I make lines on blank pieces of paper and wield a piece of wood with wires on it. As a mostly self-taught college graduate, I don't know half of what I should, and that's still more than most. I have a rubber hose up my nose.
Published September 6, 2016.
Smashwords book reviews by Duane Pesice
At First, You Hear The Silence
on March 12, 2016
Excellent. Superior command of the language and serious imagination propel this alien intelligence version of The Birds.
The intelligences involved are as vast and cool and unsympathetic as any Wellsian antagonists, and just as unapologetic about their action toward humanity.
The human characterization is spot-on. I can recognize parts of the protagonist in several people I know. You can make your own guess as to his father's secret. The clues are right there for you to read, in between the lines.
Subtle and engrossing.
Greg Bear meets Cordwainer Smith meets Philip Jose Farmer in A Case of Conscience is the best comp I have. Very original thought and process in this effective tale of the microcosmic god.
The events of the climax are foreshadowed slowly and inexorably and the denouement seems inevitable. Well-drawn characters and a reasonably believable situation, given the circumstances.
In A Season Of Dead Weather
on March 12, 2016
This should not be free. This is a professionally-written and -presented collection of otherworldly sf/horror tales with intriguing premises and sharply-etched characters.
The author has an original voice and vision and deserves wider exposure. He frequently hits notes previously essayed by such wordsmiths as Ellison, Silverberg, and Farmer in their quieter moments;there is a sense of restraint in many, as if the writer were holding back, is capable of greater, higher notes.
An easy five stars.