The Handmaid’s Tale: a negative side of human adaptability

I finished this dystopian classic by Margaret Atwood and was both impressed and frustrated. I was impressed by how believable the story was. In the afterward the author talks about how she took great care to put nothing in the book that hadn't already happened somewhere in history, and no technology that didn't exist. She …

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Too many books

I keep buying them. There will be a sale on kindle, or I'll buy one book thinking I'm going to read it next, then get another one instead... many reasons. But it's led to me having more than a dozen books waiting in line to be read. If only I could read faster! But if …

Book catch-up #3 The Unparalleled Borges

I read Labyrinths, a collection of short stories by Jorge Luis Borges, and I can't overestimate how amazing these stories were. I could probably write a post about every story, but I'll stick to a few standouts. The Library of Babel: A library that contains not only every book ever written, but every possible arrangement …

Oops, I forgot about blog

Habits sure are easy to break. I have been writing a lot of short stories lately, and trying to edit my novel, and doing a lot of stuff for Lucent Dreaming. Let's see, what's been going on... I've written 22 stories this year so far, though some of them are very very short, and some …

Chekhov, no twist!

I've been reading a collection of short stories by Anton Chekhov, and am enjoying it immensely. His characters are so bright and clear and amped-up that you can't help but love or hate them. But more than any of that, I absolutely love the lack of twist endings in his stories. Anton Chekhov, if you're …

Read Iapetus Shift free

Hi friends. I've begun publishing my first sci fi novella for free on Wattpad, the first 2 chapters are up and you can read them here: https://www.wattpad.com/user/TheJonasDavid All the chapters will eventually be posted for free, over the next weeks. I'd appreciate likes and follows on that site, as I'm fairly new to it. And …

Lucent Dreaming, issue 1

It's now up on the website for free! Why haven't I mentioned this earlier? I don't know... check it out here! https://lucentdreaming.com/issue-1/ and preorder issue 2 while you're at it! https://lucentdreaming.com/