#amreading Update

After reading the highly entertaining “Lila the Werewolf” from Beagle’s collection, it’s time to cavort with some popular science fiction. Of a sort. This week’s #amreading update was a gift, a comic collection:

Front Cover

The cover artist is Nick Runge. These comics are re-imagined stories based upon the original Star Wars trilogy.

Back Cover.

Back cover artists are Tony Harris and Chris Blythe. I am intrigued by Star Wars: Infinities, since it conjures another old trilogy graphic novel I read as a kid, The Early Adventures. I’m of course wary of the many things being re-imagined these days, but I cannot say I have never played what-if with these characters myself.

Anybody out there read this one? I now flip to the very first page…




All the best,


Not Much but an #amreading Update

For this edition of #amreading I delve into the imaginings of one of the finest living fantasy authors. I just finished up a short story (writing one) yesterday, so I’m cracking this bad boy open…

Peter S. Beagle

I’ve read and loved The Last Unicorn already, so I’m definitely looking forward to more Beagle. Now wish me luck. I may not wish to come back.




All my love,

The Guy Who Writes in this Blog

Set your goals.

I’m doing the CW write-a-thon again! Here’s my writer profile, and a quick sample. This year, I’ll be sporting the WYRM serpent. With this symbol on my side, how can I fail? Steven Lugo


Harly’s YouTube Channel, Inaugural Entry

I found this a little while ago, and it’s not some game; it really exists. So, I present this in the hope that we can live together on the internet in peace: Harly’s YouTube Channel.

I don’t share this just because it’s the channel of an author who influenced me, but because Harlan Ellison has had such a glorious love/hate relationship with the web for some time. I love the intent behind the channel, that the videos serve literary history, and are there for any curious person to pursue. I think that’s what is best about the web in the first place, it’s repository of knowledge.

For anyone who might be wondering, Harlan Ellison (author of “’Repent Harlequin!’ Said the Ticktockman”, writer for the original Star Trek, and the guy who inspired the Terminator franchise) has long made his opinions of the internet clear: that it gives a voice to lousy publishers and writers who would not otherwise have one, that it promotes piracy of his work and the work of other artists, and that it’s just something he has little time for. On the other hand, he has gone so far as to praise the wit of some goons who thought it would be funny to write him into fake chat rooms, and other internet situations, thanking them for all the laughs.

Bear all of that in mind as you soak up his wise commentaries, updates, and biting interviews from the 90s. I’d like to especially point you in the direction of his rant about the Disney movie Saving Mr. Banks, which may warrant a closer look as a piece of revisionist history. Whether you share in Ellison’s cynicism, or if you are discouraged from clicking because of just the opposite, I’d say this corner of the web definitely has value.

You don’t have to be a science fiction fan to enjoy some hilarious vids, or to learn new things, and I’m happy to make my first blog entry as a real live author about this unlikely channel. Good luck on your journey: Harly.