Monday, March 3, 2014

Luck of the Sci-F(Irish)

Some of you may have noticed that I've been involved with this other group lately: Indie Writers Monthly. Mostly, it's geared toward science fiction and stuff. "Stuff" means all the other stuff that's generally associated with sci-fi. Things like fantasy and horror and and paranormal and... well, I'm sure some of you can see how I fit in even if I don't (yet) fit in with the science fiction. Well, except for my robot story, which is certainly science fiction.
Anyway...

I've seen the question come up here and there about why we call it "monthly" when there are so many posts each week. Well, here's the answer!



The first issue of our monthly magazine! Go grab it right now while it's FREE!

16 comments:

  1. "The Luck of the Irish" means bad luck, not good luck. Whoever came up with that title needs to take a history lesson. Also, that cover is paddywhackery and is highly offensive.

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  2. Wow.

    Did NOT see that coming.

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  3. Also, it appears Anne is wrong.

    http://mentalfloss.com/article/30236/luck-irish-old-mining-expression

    The phrase is taken to refer to the Irish making a fortune in mining.

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  4. Jeez, I hope Anne doesn't go by any bars this St. Patrick's Day. Or ever watch any Notre Dame games.

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  5. I've posted a rebuttal to Anne.

    Http://www.thinkingthelions.com

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  6. I don't think whether the luck is bad or good has anything to do with the pun. It's immaterial to the context and could be used either way depending upon how the given author wanted to take it.

    And, while I'm sorry that you are offended by the cover, I don't think the cover falls into the category of being offensive in a general sense. If it did, I think there would have been some kind of outcry in the last 30 years in regards to retailers and advertising and store displays in relation to St. Patrick's Day.

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  7. Well, good luck whatever kind of luck it is, Irish or otherwise. What about the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, surely that's lucky

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  8. To the issue of offense: Andrew's a Flaherty and he's obviously not offended. I'm a Sullivan and I'm definitely not offended. I mean, go ahead and be offended if you like, but realize that at least in the US you're probably not speaking for the majority of people of Irish descent.

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  9. Jo: If I find it, I'll let you know.

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  10. I'm surprised about the reaction, but if I were a proud Irishman it would probably irk me too. Cool magazine though.

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  11. Maurice: Glad you like the magazine!

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  12. I have downloaded it and I love it, thank you!

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  13. Sounds like a great project. Best of luck!

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  14. RG: Awesome! Glad to hear it.

    TAS: Thanks!

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  15. I'll admit that from a design perspective, the magazine didn't catch my attention. Good luck on your endeavors, however; I'll just keep stalking the posts you forward us to here. :)

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  16. Alex H: Well, I will keep forwarding.

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