Musings, Virus

Freedoms in Crisis

It has become a cliche to say this, but no less true: we live in unprecedented times. What we currently face as a global population is the stuff of the most frightening films and novels. One of the obvious comparisons is with King’s The Stand. Fortunately, though it may look and feel as if we… Continue reading Freedoms in Crisis

Musings, Project Blue Book, Science-Fiction

Project Blue Book and Modern Myth in America—Part II

From before the dawn of recorded history, the peoples of the world relied on myth to explain the earthly phenomena they observed around them. You may recognize some of the more popular texts collecting these myths as they evolved from oral histories: Popol Vuh (Mayan), Kalevala (Finnish), The Odyssey and The Iliad (Greek), The Nibelungenlied… Continue reading Project Blue Book and Modern Myth in America—Part II

Fiction, Musings

Correspondence as a Method of Storytelling

I have been toying recently with a story idea told in the epistolary style—that is, told through correspondence between characters, as well as through a variety of news articles and journal entries. This genre of storytelling traces back as far as the 15th century. However, it is likely most familiar to contemporary readers by way… Continue reading Correspondence as a Method of Storytelling