Category Alien Contact for Idiots

Passing the Torch: Harlan Ellison is now On the Far Side

On a day that science fiction master Harlan Ellison passed to the far side, it struck me as appropriate to look back at Mr Ellison’s marvelous career, and forward, to some speculative fiction writers of the future . . . On the Far Side. Harlan Ellison, 1934-2018 The number one thing that always struck me […]

Effing Feline lets a dog speak #wewriwa

I, Effing Feline, feel lazy, so I’m turning this week’s post over to my pet humans’ pet canine, Twiggles the Dog. Try not to laugh too hard. Ha ha ha ha! TWIGGLES: Good day, my dearest ladies and gentlemen. I, your unworthy and obsequious host, hope that you will excuse my inexperienced writing and lack […]

On guard against jealousy #mfrwhooks

Here’s the next hook from my almost WIP, tentatively titled Audra Fleeing, Audra Finding. This, the fifth book in the Alien Contact for Idiots series, takes place five years after         “I’m looking for a woman,” he said. Opsie waved to indicate her unfinished office. “I’m afraid my brothel isn’t quite open […]

Effing Feline disdains maps #8Sunday

I, Effing Feline, don’t need a map to find my food bowl. So what use are maps, anyway? To cats, no use at all. Nonetheless, I suppose I should have explained the map I showed last week. Kwadra is an alternate Earth’s Vancouver Island. The Kwadrans “hopped” their island to our Earth when the environment […]

A Scarred Duchess #MFRWAuthor #MFRWhooks

Sorry for missing last week! Two weeks ago, shared a passage from book two of my Camp NaNoWriMo WIP. The MS is proceeding very well, and though I doubt I’ll finish by the 30th, I should come pretty close. Woohoo! For a variety of non-authorial reason, I’ve been in a major slump the last year […]

Effing Feline wishes for . . . ?

I, Effing Feline, think that the saying “Be careful what you wish for” applies only to humans, not cats. For example, Mrs Valentine (Ed’s wife) wished for cool weather during her recent trip from Arizona to Toronto to visit the two sons who live there. What she got was freezing rain, snow, and frigid temperatures. Be […]

Effing Feline sends you allergens #8Sunday

I, Effing Feline, was delighted last week when people complained about me ending my selections from Ed’s sci fi romance, Rescuing Prince Charming, on a cliffhanger. You see, I’m not one of those spineless lap cats who seek only to please. No way! The laps I prefer belong to: People who hate cats. People who […]

Untitled Book Five #mfrwhooks

In recent posts to Book Hooks, I said I had not one but two WIPs underway. I also said that for me, writing two projects is insanely unwise. Well, one of the two  has withered away, and it’s the one I’ve been sharing. So I’m switching to the other WIP, which currently has no title, […]

Vintage Effing Feline – He’s hissed

Originally published March 21, 2015 Quick quiz. Who the heck is Effing Feline? Blogger on Ed Hoornaert’s blog A Narcissistic nuisance The world’s most literary cat The wildly popular legend in his own mind All of the above Effing is a larger than life character (especially around the belly). In case you missed him, Mondays […]

Vintage Effing Feline – He’s a star!

Originally published March 1, 2015 Quick quiz. Who the heck is Effing Feline? Blogger on Ed Hoornaert’s blog A Narcissistic nuisance The world’s most literary cat The wildly popular legend in his own mind All of the above In case you missed him, Mondays now feature some of Effing’s cattiest moments. ========================================================== Mr. Valentine (aka […]