NEW YEAR, NEW LEVEL


Happy New Year
Happy New Year (Photo credit: James Marvin Phelps)

Welcome back science fiction fans. I hope the start of your new year is going really well for you.

This year will see me publish about four science fiction short stories as well as submitting to magazines and ezines.

I have four wonderful authors who have agreed to guest posts this year. They are (in order)

  • Feb. 25th my unofficial mentor and one of the best women sci-fi writers on the planet, Marianne de Pierres will be here. I am so excited!!!!!
  • Mar 25th JF Owen, author of Chara’s Promise will be stopping by.
  • Four of the posts in April will be some of the poets I admire in honor of National Poetry Month.  I will let you know as soon as I have the poets confirmed.
  • June 17 Author of the Sword and Soul series and anthologies Milton Davis will be here!
  • Aug 5.  Author extraordinaire Bobby Nash will be hanging out! (I’m giddy as a 1960’s girl at an Elvis Presley concert!!!)
  • I am still looking for two more for September and November.  I will keep you posted when I have them nailed down.

As a treat to all of my fans/followers, later this year (August/September) I will be posting a 6 part serial for you. Don’t forget to sign up for email subscription so that you will be one of the first to know when each episode posts!

Up first this year, my first blog series starting next week will be about some of my favorite guilty-pleasure super-cheesy science fiction movies. These are movies which make me laugh and revisit my childhood. Maybe you’ll end up liking them as much as I.

When most people talk about Cult-Classic Science Fiction movies, they are generally speaking about movies from the 30’s through the 60’s.

For a great list of those movies, check out one of my favorite sites, Cult Film Site; which Ronnie Cramer runs.

I, however, want to talk about the ones that I grew up watching with my family in the ’70’s-90’s. Some of these movies are, to be honest, really bad. However, they have an endearing quality that causes me to watch them over and over. For some, it’s the witty dialogue, others it’s just how ridiculous they are that makes me giggle.

My husband and I have a “Cheese” rating for such movies. These ratings are (from best to worst) Cheddar, American, Government and Limburger.

Over the next six weeks, I’m going to share these movies and a list of honorable mentions. I’ll also share with you the ratings that we have given them.

Come back next week when I start with the movie which obviously inspired “Pacific Rim”…

“Robot Jox”!

Until next week,

“Science fiction films are not about science. They are about disaster, which is one of the oldest subjects of art.”
― Susan Sontag

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