Linda Maye Adams

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A Temporal Rift to Darkover Con


Thanksgiving Weekend (after Turkey Day!), I went to my first Darkover Con in Baltimore, and also my last, since it’s undergoing a name change.   The person who owned the licensing for the name recently died without passing it on, so they had to do a name change.  Next year’s will be called Chessiecon, which …

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Banned Books Week


September 22 marks the start of Banned Books Week.  I was surprised when I mentioned it to an acquaintance, and she had never heard about books being banned. It happens every year.  There’s always someone out there very happy to tell everyone else what they can and can’t read. This is a list of what …

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The Evolution and Decline of Advertising


The other night I was watching Covert Affairs, a spy show (with women!) on USA Network.  This year, the network or producers decided to eliminate the opening credits to squeeze a few more commercials.  In the past, opening credits could make a show.  Think Hawaii 5.0.  How about Star Trek?  China Beach? (Which is out …

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Horror: Confronting Demons or Titillation?


The Washington Post featured an article by a film critic who hates horror films.  I’ll admit it — I don’t like them either.  The reason is that they tend to be so gory, and I don’t like blood and guts spilling out.  Even when I’m reading a book, I’ll stop at the point where the …

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When Internet Lists Strike Back


I’ve spent the week in baby steps trying to fix some of my time management habits.  I’d like to write fiction full time in the future, and one of the things I need to get my act together on is time management. The time to figure it out is NOT when I’m greeted with a …

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Short Fiction Meme


I love to read.  When I was growing up, I’d make frequent trips to the library and come back with a stack of thick hardbacks.  Then my mother would steal them because she liked to read too.  At the bookstore though, one of the places I always visited was the anthology section.  Sci Fi Signal …

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Looking Back at Robotech


I started out science fiction with Star Trek and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.  Then Robotech came.  It wasn’t my first introduction to anime.  That was Speed Racer.  But Robotech was something special.  As a cartoon, it did some things that other cartoons did.  The first was a storyline more befitting a TV …

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More Representation for Women in Fiction


I recently bought an issue of a fiction magazine from Barnes and Noble.  It had eight stories in it.  The stories were all written with men, and they all had male main characters.  One had a woman character who was involved in the crime.  I went to a con and picked an anthology that had …

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Happily Ever After — Or Not. Life Happens


I think everyone grew up watching Disney cartoons.  Always a beautiful princess who got swept off her feet by a handsome prince and lived “Happily Ever After.”  Sasha Emmons shows us what life might look like afterward for these princesses. This reminded me of a friend who was perpetually looking for the “Happily Ever After” she read about …

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No Wonder Woman Film Yet


Wonder Woman was a presence in my family when I was growing up.  My father had one of those big collections of comic books.  One was Flash Gordon and the other was Wonder Woman.  It had all the comics from the early days of Wonder Woman.  I remember it was a big yellow book.  It …

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