Rest assured I’m not stooping so low as to write a review of a movie ‘starring’ Madonna. The next best thing refers to personalized rejections, falling in between acceptance and form rejection on the scale of editor response. After ASIM and Strange Horizons, the new webzine The Town Drunk also rejected “Whatever Happened to Relativity?”,…

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Yay! It may not be acceptance, but it’s a rather cool rejection nevertheless! On the recommendation of my writer-editor-photographer friend Cat I sent Queen of Diamonds to Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine. Supposedly they sometimes buy speculative mysteries. They spent four months rejecting it, but when they finally did, the form rejection letter contained a handwritten…

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Recommendation: read Audrey Niffenegger’s ‘The Time Traveller’s Wife’. Nuff said. … Okay, I relent. The cleverest time travel tale I’ve read to date as well as a deeply moving love story and a whirlwind tour of three decennia of American contemporary history, TTTW is a book that shook me to the bone and left me…

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Oh crap. “That’s the risk a writer takes when targeting a specific market,” he said grown-uppedly, while inside all he wanted to do was shout out: “NOFFAIR!!” My short science fiction story “Whatever Happened to Relativity?”, that deals with some of the more unexpected effects of near-c travel, is so silly even Andromeda Spaceways decided…

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