If a Turtle Moves in the Void and No Ones Sees It, Does the Turtle Still Move?

‘It’s just that…you remember the trouble with the rats last year? That man who said he had a pipe that played music only rats could hear?’ ‘Yes, but that wasn’t really true, it was all a fraud, it was just the Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents—” ‘But supposing it could have been true?’ Reaper … More If a Turtle Moves in the Void and No Ones Sees It, Does the Turtle Still Move?

Introducing “Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents”

First Published in 2001 • #28 in the series • #6 in the Death story arc Maurice is not your average cat. Behind that cool feline gaze is a brain that an encounter with magic has rendered…rather human. Now he’s the mastermind of a money-making scam involving a clan of educated rats and a stupid-looking kid, Keith, … More Introducing “Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents”

She is an Immaterial Girl / Living in a Material World

While I wasn’t familiar with the phrase “Cartesian Split” when I was in elementary school, l certainly believed that my mind was a thing apart from my body. I thought gym class was a complete waste of time—I’m here to learn, dammit, not traipse about a linoleum floor like a dog let out in a … More She is an Immaterial Girl / Living in a Material World

The Taming of the World: A Report from the Edges

From a young age, I’ve been a voracious reader. I read science. I read history. I read fantasy and science fiction. Given these genres, I also became an enthusiastic viewer of maps. Particularly in fantasy, maps served as frontispieces highlighting the tall cities, ominous bogs, or mysterious islands central to the plot. These landmarks should have captivated me, and they did; however, what interested me more was the nondescript repetition of trees or hills that filled the gaps between important places. The edges. … More The Taming of the World: A Report from the Edges