Monthly Archives: July 2010

P.K. Dick: Neo-Nazis, Syphilis, and World War III

Letters of Note has letters from Phillip K. Dick to the FBI and the county sheriff’s office about plots by Neo-Nazis to insert coded phrases into Science Fiction. He even claimed that Thomas Disch’s book Camp Concentration had some of these phrases. Phillip, of course, was not well and was probably schizophrenic. (He was never […]

Weasel Word Detector

I wrote a Weasel Word Detector. This finds those vague and empty words and phrases in your prose and highlights them in red. The results when I run my stories through it are sobering. Weasel Word Detector. I just added an Adverb Detector using the same code. I also added a detector for theLake Superior […]

Sold a story

My Science Fiction story about murder at Carnevale in Venice, Italy has been accepted by Tyree Campbell at SamsDot publishing. It will be out June 2011. I’ll just have to wait.

Heinlein Biography

There once was a time that I would watch the magazine racks and the bookstores for new works by Robert A. Heinlein. He is gone now, but I keep watching for news. His estate occasionally finds treasures like his lost novel or an outline of an unwritten story, and I always buy and read these. […]

MERGILI harp-amp “The Amphibian”

This is what I want for Christmas. Start looking now. (I’ve decided to break out my harmonicas and start playing again.) YouTube – MERGILI harp-amp “The Amphibian”.

When Science Fiction Goes Bad

This is a paragraph from Rockets In Ursa Major, by Fred Hoyle and Geoffrey Hoyle. Fred Hoyle was an astronomer and science writer who did a lot of work for the SF Magazines in the Golden Era of SF. He even wrote some SF. He was not a bad writer. He probably knew better, but […]

Why Some of My Best Stories Will Never be Written

I saw the following cartoon and thought, “What a great story idea!”, and then I had to stop myself. What is obvious to me is gibberish to you. First, IP Address is like your computer’s phone number. It is how the world sees your computer and how you can find other computers. Second, the 192.168/16 […]

I write like Stephen King?????

No matter how many times I run this, it tells me that I write like Stephen King. I’ve tried three different stories in different styles, yet it comes back the same. Long paragraphs, dialog, description, action – Stephen King. I can only conclude that it tells everyone that they write like Stephen King. I write […]


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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