Monthly Archives: October 2005

Black Hole Extension

Anyone who goes nuts (like me) waiting for rejections to show up in their inbox knows about the Submitting to the Black Hole web page at Critters. It is a huge amount of data and I find myself clicking and scrolling entirely too much.I wrote a little PHP program that spins through the black hole […]

Lists of Fantasy Horror and Other Genre Cliches

This is the fantasy version of the Science Fiction Cliches. It’s way too easy to make a list for fantasy.Grand List of Fantasy Cliches Here is a generic version for all genres: Literary Cliches Here’s a sort-of list of horror cliches in a forum (takes a while to load.) Horror Cliches The horror cliches are […]

The Grand List of Overused Science Fiction Clichés

I found the list of SF Clichés on the wayback machine. I saved it and I am including a link to it. It appears at only because it has dissappeared from the internet. It belongs to John VanSickle and if he finds another spot for his efforts, I will remove it. The Grand List […]

Astounding Domain Issues.

I own and They all point to the webzine. Last week, Arnold Bailey contacted me saying that he was interested in Mr. Bailey seems to be a web hacker and chief cook and bottle washer at Baen Books. He told me that Baen was interested in my domain. I […]

Test of Email Blogging

I decided to try out email blogging. The html below is from one of those sites that asks twenty questions and then tells you something that you already knew.I live in upstate NY, but have southern family ties (I was born in North Carolina). The following should be obvious to anyone who has heard me […]

First Contact and Exploration Team by Murray Leinster

First Contact and Exploration Team by Murray Leinster, read by David WarnerDercum, Unabridged AudioPublished: 1998ISBN: 1556561954 To me, First Contact is probably the best Science Fiction story ever written. Murray Leinster creates a wonderful story expressing post WWII sensibilities. When America was incubating the Cold War, Leinster captured the voice of the Astounding Science Fiction […]

A rejection slip from 1970

Ed Ferman rejected a story of mine in 1970. The cool part (well, it wasn’t cool then, but cool 35 years later) is that it was typed on the back of a magazine cover. I found it while looking through my old notebooks. Click on the images to see a larger version. I was 18 […]

A couple of snapshots

I downloaded the images from the camera. Here’s a nice picture of Ollie when he found one of Erica’s antique quilts on a chair. (Erica took this.) Click to see a larger image. Also there’s a picture of Gracie helping us wash some quilts. And here’s a picture of a very large spider that camped […]


Buy the Book!

I cleaned up my tab for Sonny Boy's Help Me and made it into a short book. There's a Kindle version for 99 cents, and if you buy the paperback you get the Kindle free.

Playing "Help-Me" In the Style of Sonny Boy Williamson II: A step by step, note for note analysis of some of Sonny Boy's Signature Riffs

I also write Science Fiction, so you can sample some of my best stories. Also available in Kindle format.

Error Message Eyes: A Programmer's Guide to the Digital Soul


Keith Graham's Links

I started reading Science Fiction in the 1950s. I started Writing SF in the 1960s. Then, I had a life. Now I am retired, raising chickens and keeping bees. I am still an avid reader and I have sold about 70 stories in the last 20 years.
I have been collecting information about writing Science Fiction for many years now. Social media has replaced the Blog and large dedicated websites, so the pages here are mostly static. I update them from time to time.


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