Horror Sci-Fi Fantasy Mag Features Lyn Cannaday

If horror/science fiction/fantasy is your thing, then check out the magazine, Morpheus Tales.  And by “magazine” I mean like a real, hold-in-your-hands magazine published on that medium you might vaguely remember, commonly known as paper

Their website gives you some free previews, so you can get an idea if you want to purchase or not, without just buying it blind.  You can also see some of their artwork, which looks interesting, wonderfully disturbing, and very high quality.

This publication came to my attention because Lyn Cannaday (previously featured here in blog posts Two Random Moments and Tricky Aliens and Bisexual Penguins) had her first story published in Issue 4.  (First as in not soley a web publication, since she has had a number of stories recognized and accepted on various sites across the web.)

Her flash fiction story is called Vampires Suck, and it looks like part of Issue 4, including Cannaday’s story, is now available in pdf format.  So, you can read Cannaday’s story as well as some other flash fiction at that link, although I recommend buying the issue since this is just a small sampling of what you get in the actual magazine.  Here is an excerpt from Vampires Suck:

“Humans give vampires all the awesome powers: mesmerizing eyes, sexy accents, angsting drama, and now they get to be sparkly,” he complained with a huff. “Why don’t humans give us some of those cool powers? I’d love to see a movie where the werewolves weren’t just bad actors in fur suits. I want a werewolf movie with a sexy she-wolf with hypnotic, silver eyes and retractable claws and the strength to tear down mountains.” His eyes grew unfocused and lusty.

(FYI, the pdf link was slow to load for me, so give it a minute before you decide to back out of it.)

Battlestar Galactica…Saves Marriages

According to married couple, Adam Berliant and Martha Brockenbrough of MSN’s TV News, the sci-fi television show, Battlestar Galactica, could save your marriage.  Or at least it will give you something to watch together.  The article starts out, “Remote-control couch fights are an ugly thing.”

“There is hope, though, for the modern couple torn apart by differing tastes in TV…We’re talking about “Battlestar Galactica” — the show that just might save your marriage. It’s the Reese’s peanut butter cup of programming, mixing his peanut butter in with her chocolate for a delicious blend of sex, cyborgs and good old-fashioned space opera.”

Read the entire article:  ‘Battlestar Galactica’: Why It Might Save Your Marriage.

If you watched the original Battlestar Galactica series and haven’t watched the new series because you thought it would be as hokey as the first one, you’re missing out.  This is a whole new, very complex, intense show with amazing, state-of-the-art special effects.

If you’re a fan of the original Battlestar Galactica series and haven’t watched the new series because you’ve put the original series on a pedestal and think you’re cooler than the rest of us for not watching, you’re missing out.  And you’re an idiot.  I’m sorry, I don’t normally like to insult my readers, but your are, and you need someone who cares to tell it to you straight.  So wise up, tune in, and ditch the more-sci-fi-than-thou attitude.  It’s causing you to miss the best frakkin show ever made.

Read more or watch old webisodes at SciFi.com’s Battlestar Galactica page.  If you want to catch up on old episodes, you can rent them from your local video store or buy them from amazon.com (hint:  start with the miniseries, then go to Season 1).  Amazon also has BattleStar Galactica video downloads that you can get instantly (they can go on your tivo, too!).

Nasty, Brutish, and Short

Nasty, Brutish, and Short…no, I’m not talking about my ex (or yours)NBNS is a site featuring the flash fiction of Patrick M. Tracy.  I especially liked Little Mementos.  Here’s a snippet:

“Sandy Beckford, his partner in Robbery/Homicide, got a good snicker out of it.  Alex remembered when she’d have been sick looking at something like this, the unknown victim in an alley next to a dumpster, his face knocked off the rough and dirty way.  He liked her better now, those delicate parts of her broken.”

You can read the entire story at the link above.  Patrick offers to share the limelight and post the work of other authors on his site, as well.

He recently had one of his stories, Cleanup Crew, published in Tales of the Zombie War, an online journal with the very specific focus of “works of zombie apocalypse fiction.”