“I have a foreboding of an America in my children’s or grandchildren’s time — when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what’s true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness...”

Carl Sagan, “Demon Haunted World”
Del Stone Jr.


… to the world of award-winning author Del Stone Jr. Here you will find his blog, movie reviews and links to his many published works of science fiction, horror and contemporary fantasy.


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It really is OK for men to cry

I’ve become a cry baby in my old age. I cry at movies – moments where the couple meet and finally – FINALLY – realize they love each other, and as the music swells, their lips come together … and my eyes get all smeary wet with tears. Videos of soldiers coming home from deployment and surprising their kids and their spouse. I’m a sucker for those. Especially animals that are found starving, covered in ticks, their fur matted, their tails protectively curled between their legs. Once they’ve been restored to health – and happiness – I’m grabbing the Kleenexes.... READ MORE


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An excerpt from my novel ‘Black Tide’

This is a scene from my novel “Black Tide,” which I hope to begin shopping to an agent later this year or next. In this scene, Fred, Heather and Scotty are trapped on a spoil island in Santa Rosa Sound... READ MORE

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Manion knows how to fix the women in his life in ‘Companions’

I wrote this story back in 1993. The editor of Crossroads, a small press magazine, invited me to submit a story, and one does not turn down an invitation from an editor. Crossroads was a themed publication, the requirement being... READ MORE

Movie Face-Off

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Mladen and Del review ‘Barbie’

“Barbie” Starring Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, America Ferrera, Ariana Greenblatt, and others. Directed by Greta Gerwig. 1 hour, 54 minutes. Rated PG-13. Theatrical release. Mladen’s take I imagine Del will gush pink and salmon and, maybe, sky blue about “Barbie.”... READ MORE

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Del and Mladen review ‘Wham!’

“Wham!” Starring Andrew Ridgeley and George Michael. Directed by Chris Smith. 1 hour, 32 minutes. Rated TV-14. Netflix. Del’s take “Wham!” the eponymous documentary about the British pop duo who were part of the Second British Invasion, raises as many... READ MORE