TSJ and the “Covid Cut”

The “Covid Cut”

I’ve been quarantining with my family since March 13.  I’ve barely gone out as we all wait for The Pause to end.  I’ve been focusing on writing another book in The Rise of Oceania, along with watching a hell of a lot of news.  I have a lot to say about what we’re living through, but will put my thoughts in a future article. ***

TSJ Reviews THE FLY

TSJ on THE FLY Starring Vincent Price

Movie: THE FLY (1958)
Starring:  Vincent Price, David Hedison, Patricia Owens
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Sequels: RETURN OF THE FLY, CURSE OF THE FLY, THE FLY, THE FLY II
Writer:  George Langelaan (original story in Playboy)
Screenplay:  James Clavell! (THE FLY was his first filmed screenplay)

During this Coronavirus outbreak, I took the opportunity to watch the original film THE FLY with my 12 year old daughter.  We’re shuttered inside, and while I spend a great deal of my time writing, we’re also watching a lot of movies, streaming shows, and playing games.  THE FLY is a wonderful “horror” film from the 1950’s, part of my new BluRay package of FLY films, and has an important message for all content creators and creative writers.

TSJ Meets Kevin Smith

TSJ Meets Kevin Smith at the Reboot Roadshow

While we watch the country shutter its windows as the Coronavirus storm outside passes by, I thought I’d share a happy moment from last month.

In February I had the pleasure of traveling to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Toronto to see Kevin Smith introduce his newest “View Askewniverse” film, Jay & Silent Bob Reboot, listen to a Q&A, then meet him backstage.

The Second Cold War is Coming, and the Culprit is Climate Change

Article by TSJ at The Speculative Fiction Showcase

Here’s a new article I wrote about how climate change and the need for new resources to sustain exploding populations might trigger a new Cold War. 

TSJ Visits Cold War OBERON Class Submarine HMCS Ojibwa

TSJ Visits Cold War OBERON Class Submarine HMCS Ojibwa

Last summer I had the pleasure of visiting the HMCS Ojibwa, located in Port Burwell, Ontario, at the Museum of Naval History on the shore of Lake Erie.

Grade 9 English Project Based on TSJ’s THE WAR BENEATH

Grade 9 Student Creates Project Based on  The War Beneath

This arrived in my inbox the other day, and it absolutely blew me away.  A Grade 9 student used my book, The War Beneath, as the basis for her English project in school.  She created a diorama of Trieste City.  Here’s a schematic of the underwater city as it appears in the book:

New Review of THE SAVAGE DEEPS

New Review of TSJ’s The Savage Deeps

Over at SFcrowsnest, writer Kelly Jensen has posted a review of the new installment of  The Rise of Oceania, and it’s very positive.