Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Rish Outcast 24: Chasing Pavements

No story here either, folks.  Just Rish ruminating on the Adele song "Chasing Pavements," and just what that means regarding his dreams of being a writer.  Also, he gets sidetracked by FSC in there somewhere.

As always, you may download the file HERE, if that's your thing.

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed the Western genre, and Birth of a Sidekick was a great story. I will absolutely read, and buy, any more of that genre you write. It seems like a majority of the characters in Westerns are archetypes and don't go much more beyond that and it was nice to have a story with some character depth.

    That being said, I have to completely disagree with you on your assessment of Starship Troopers. I found it vastly better than a majority of the military sci-fi that has come after it (that I did read before Heinlein though). Both Old Man's War and Forever War seem like diatribes of a similar bent, just on a different end of the political spectrum. While I certainly am not a "fan" of war, I also was, and honor those who serve. As such this constant "war is meaningless" seems a bit too disconnected from war. The book that I found that finds a good middle to these diatribes is Armor by John Steakley. The way the story is told is unreal and the pacing is very good. There's a reason it's considered one of the best military sci-fi books out there. If you like it though I warn you not to try to continue on with any other Steakley books. I think there's just one (Vampire$, which got made into that James Woods flick from the late 90's) and it's just awful. I couldn't even finish it awful.

    Keep talking Rish, I'll keep listening.