Author Archives: jamesdmacdonald

A Brief Note on Current Events

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
In a sane and rational world, it shouldn’t be necessary to state for the record that I thoroughly disapprove of alt-right supporters neo-Nazis white-supremacists dirtbag racist whackaloons holding torchlit rallies, chanting racist slogans,…

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Another Sign of the Changing Times

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
Our printer died the other day, somewhat to our surprise. It was an HP Deskjet 6940 — in other words, a fairly sturdy office model — and it really shouldn’t have reacted so…

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One-Sitting Reads

The mail brought our latest authors’ copies of an anthology with one of our stories.  This is Science Fiction for the Throne: One-Sitting Reads edited by Tom Easton and Judith K. Dial.  A collection of very short stories, mostly if … Continue reading

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Ice Cream Wizard

And so things come full circle (of magic).  The first novel that Doyle and I wrote together was the (still unpublished) Ice Cream Wizard.  A fantasy/SF crossover with some great bits — including the Secret Origin of Doc and Beka … Continue reading

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Make Friendship an Action Figure

Help convince Mattel to make Friendship the Magician from RAW (it’s pro wrestling) into an action figure for their upcoming  Festival of Friendship series.  Sign the petition! Mattel is producing a Festival of Friendship set as part of their Epic … Continue reading

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Summer’s Lease Isn’t Up Yet

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
Any day now, though, the maple tree by the foot of our driveway will show its first patch of color.  August up here is almost as much the start of autumn as it…

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The Magicians’ Marching Song

(To the tune of The Caissons Go Rolling Along)   Over hill, over dale, Catching rabbits by the tail Magicians go strolling along! Classic force, side-steal too, I’ve got your card inside my shoe Magicians go strolling along! Then it’s … Continue reading

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Healthcare, of course

Or, something freelancers don’t get.  

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Erase Una Vez en el Oeste

Today is the anniversary of a couple of iconic events from the Wild West:  One of the first, if not the first, actual middle-of-the-street quick-draw gunfighter duels,  and the first train robbery by the Younger-James gang (not the first train … Continue reading

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The Magic Contest

The results of the first annual Granite State Magicians’ New England Magic Contest, held last Sunday in Peabody, MA: In first place, Jude Giordano of Agawam, MA. In second place, Tristan James of Kingston, RI. In third place, Brad Beady … Continue reading

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