Monthly Archives: March 2009

6 From Worlds Beyond, ed. T. E. Dikty (1956)

6 From Worlds Beyond, is a good collection of some stories a little outside the Golden Age of SF mainstream and a very good read. Read my review of 6 From Worlds Beyond, ed. T. E. Dikty (1956)

Speculations on the way back

One of the best places to get SpecFic gossip was at speculations. It was an elegantly simple message board system that allowed you to view messages in a variety of very useful ways. A year ago they folded under the weight of spam. They had unrealistic ideals about anonymity and the sanctity of the message […]

What to do with the hat while waiting for the bees

Only a couple of weeks to go. I going to wear my bee hat to bed so that cats won’t lick my face.

The SLF persons of a certain age Writers Grant

I’m not happy with the name. I am not an “Older Writer”. I am a young writer (about 14) whose body unexplainedly has the appearance of a 50-ish person (although a young 50-ish). I am going to enter this. I have my stories archived on a 250meg drive in the basement. I’ll have to hook […]

First Day of Spring

This is what it looked like out my front door at 7:15 this morning. We had some good weather and I told the people on the bus to expect snow up through the first week in April. They did not believe me. There will be at least one more day of snow flurries.

Letter from Corinna

I received this from cousin Corinna. Please read it. If you are from Rockland County you might consider signing the petition. Hi all, For those of you who don’t know, in 1981, my sister-in-law Paula Bohovesky was brutally raped and murdered a few blocks away from her home in Pearl River, NY. The men responsible […]

In this day and age…

… it is stupid to allow any random reader the ability to place messages on you blog. You may have noticed the blue “shout” box to the right. It allows users to leave unmoderated notes behind. I wonder how long it will be before I regret doing this and pull the thing out. Actually, hundreds […]

Year 2018! by James Blish (1957)

Year 2018! (They Shall Have Stars) is the prequel to Blish’s Cities in Flight series. Erica gave it to me on my birthday. It is a great novel in Blish’s best series. Read my review of Year 2018! by James Blish (1957)


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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