The current featured article is "BREAKING THE PATTERN: ALAN GARNER'S THE OWL SERVICE AND THE MABINOGION"
This paper was presented at Mythcon 24 in 1993. It was an opportunity for me to write about a lovely little book I had always enjoyed. Years later, it had the advantage of being a rare piece of scholarship on the works of Alan Garner, which led to it being selected for inclusion in THE CHILDREN'S LITERATURE REVIEW, vol. 130.
I hope you will enjoy it!
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I’ve been thinking a lot about the impact of words lately. I’ve had a number of editing jobs, covering different types of material: a biblical fantasy, a children’s book, an academic thesis, and a scholarly analytic volume. Each required a … Continue reading
My plan had been to leave Pacoima early – by 5:30, ideally. That would have meant reaching San Diego before 8, and taking the trolley to the convention center, picking up my badge quickly and being on the spot when … Continue reading
Well, “new” in relative terms, that is. The paper, “Breaking the Pattern: Alan Garner’s The Owl Service and The Mabinogion” was written for Mythcon 24, held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 30-August 2, 1993. It was published in Mythlore 75, Winter 1994, … Continue reading
I’ve just added a new blog section to the overall ScribblerWorks site, which will be devoted to my fantasy literature, specifically the works that are set in the secondary world of Arveniem. It can be FOUND HERE. I’ve yet to … Continue reading
THE PEOPLE OF THE LIE IN THE CITY: SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT IN ALL HALLOW’S EVE presented at Mythcon 28, Malibu, California, August 8-11, 1997. All Hallow’s Eve, although the last of Charles Williams’ novels to be published happened to be the first … Continue reading
I started coloring the scans of my comic book short story “Tsalosha” a while ago. The intent is to prepare it and a couple of other stories to be printed together in color (probably from the POD company Ka-Blam). I’m … Continue reading
For the last 2 years, I’ve taken part in a science fiction/horror/fantasy critique group as part of GLAWS. We’ve met pretty consistantly, once a month, usually at the Venice library on a Saturday afternoon. This month, however, because of various … Continue reading
I’m going to be attending this year’s Loscon – and will be on four of the panels in the writing track (moderating two of them). I’ll also be in the dealers room a lot, at the GLAWS booth, selling and … Continue reading
This weekend I will be attending Loscon at the Airport Marriott near LAX, here in Los Angeles. I attended the first time last year, and kicked myself for skipping it all these years (I have a lot of friends who … Continue reading