BOOK REVIEW: Patternmaster by Octavia Butler

written by David Steffen Patternmaster is a 1976 science fiction novel by Octavia Butler, first book in the publication order of the Patternist series, and the final book chronologically in the storyline. The story takes place in a distant future where the two dominant groups of humanity are the Patternists (powerful networked telepaths that are … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Patternmaster by Octavia Butler

The Best of Drabblecast 2013

written by David Steffen

Drabblecast is as good as ever, still one of my favorite fiction sources. Still edited by Norm Sherman. Still has a stellar Lovecraft month in August when they publish one Lovecraft stories and three unpublished stories by contemporary authors in the cosmic horror subgenre. They published 48 stories in 2013.