Category Archives: Annalinde Matichei’s Blog

The Question of Conflict

In a recent discussion on whether people enjoy activities because they are related to survival, I made the following remark: I am thinking that the question of “enjoying survival-related activities” is rather a non-traditional re-casting of ┬ásomething that is true, … Continue reading

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Text-only Anime!

Goldenhead or Bodies and Avatars has many anime-like characters. Why have anime characters in a text novel? Anime is a visual style, right? Annalinde Matichei believes that certain visual styles represent layers of reality beyond the material. Read all about … Continue reading

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Goldenhead Launch

In a hotel in Ensenada, a bustling port town in Mexico. It is damp and rainy, although the Book Festival itself, I am told is inland in a desert climate and our stand is outside, so I am hoping we … Continue reading

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Goldenhead now Available!

Goldenhead is now available on Kindle. Find it here. We apologize for errors in the rather hastily assembled blurb! These will be fixed shortly. Remember that even if you don’t have a kindle, you can get a free Kindle reader … Continue reading

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Young Adults and the Muse

I must confess that I had no conscious intention of writing “Young Adult” fiction – I just wrote the story that came to me and my publishers popped the “YA” label on afterwards. I am not sure if it was … Continue reading

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Summer thoughts on hats

I was brought up – in a world far from this one – to believe that going out in the heat of day without a hat was very unwise. I still live in a very sunny part of the world, … Continue reading

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Alien Thoughts on Gay Marriage

I am pleased to see that New York State has legalized gay marriage. As an alien, I realize it is not for me to take sides on earth issues, and I don’t. My main reason for being pleased is that … Continue reading

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Is it possible to be amazed alone?

Something happened – it doesn’t matter what: that is another story – that was completely unexpected and warped one’s usual conception of what is possible and how things are. Since I was alone it did not seem amazing, or even … Continue reading

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Scrivener vs. Storymill

I’ll start by stating my prejudice. I know why Storymill is so called, because it ground a sizable chunk of my current story to powder. I call this a prejudice because I have seen angry customer reviews of various things … Continue reading

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Sexism Aboard the Silver Vixen?

From My Mailbox: Now that The Flight of the Silver Vixen is starting to sell in reasonable numbers, I am starting to get emails from readers who are raising some valuable points that I thought we might all share. Alastre … Continue reading

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