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Essays by James May

Dealing and Road Trips: South America, 1984-85

More adventures in my stupid life


Graduation and Travel: Minneapolis to South America - 1980-83

A true story of my stupid life


Getting High and Other Eruptions: Minneapolis to New York, 1986-87

A personal memoir about drugs and volcanos - A film treatment soon to be a screenplay


The Best Movies You Never Saw

Little known Hollywood gems


The Death of Science Fiction Literature

How Political Correctness and Mainstream Conformity Have Wrecked A Genre of Eccentric Literary Fine Art - Oct. 28, 2013

 

Bettie Page Re-Imagined On Vintage Noir Paperback Covers

Mostly newly created retro cover designs and Bettie Page illustrations by James May


The Best of the Sleaze

Magazine and Paperback Illustrations from the '30s to the '60s featuring Samson Pollen, Norm Saunders, Charles Copeland, Harry Barton, John Diullo, Ed Emshwiller and others


The Best of the Sleaze - Part 2

Magazine and Paperback Illustrations from the '30s to the '60s featuring Rudy Nappi, Earle K. Bergey, Hugh J. Ward, Rafael De Soto, Harry W. McCauley, Sam Cherry, Raymond Pease, Frank Frazetta and others


Even More Best of the Sleaze - Part 3

Magazine and Paperback Illustrations from the '30s to the '60s featuring George Gross, Paul Rader, Robert McGinnis, Mort Kuntsler, Robert Maguire and others


Even More Best of the Sleaze - Part 4

Magazine and Paperback Illustrations from the '30s to the '60s


The Best American Illustrators

Magazine Illustrations of Women from the '40s to the '60s featuring Arthur Sarnoff, Al Buell, Coby Whitmore, Walter Baumhofer, Ernest Chiriaka, Bill Medcalf, Pete Hawley, Jim Schaeffing and others


The Best American Illustrators - Part 2

Magazine Illustrations of Women from the '40s to the '60s featuring Enoch Bolles, Edwin Georgi, Gil Elvgren, Joseph Bowler, Robert G. Harris, Tom Lovell and others


Check Out James May's New Science Fiction Novel: Britetown Races: The Moon Affair

Far In the Future Spies Race to Hide and Uncover A Secret With A City-Bordello As the Battleground - Spring-Summer, 2012


Check Out The Sequel: Britetown Races: The Trojan Trojan by James May

First Draft - Spring-Summer, 2012


Check Out The 3rd Sequel: Britetown Races: The Corniche Promenade by James May

First Draft - Spring-Summer, 2012


Check Out The Fourth and Final Novel: Britetown Races: The Arrival

Unfinished First Draft - Spring-Summer, 2012


Tales From the Rub: Part 1 - Friction In Transar

A Short Tale of Moronic Fantasy by James May - Written on Feb.26-28, 2013 - 8,400 Words - Dedicated to Jack Vance 1916-2013


Tales From the Rub: Part 2 - Maiden Minus Wizard by James May

Love, Counterpoint and Mischief - Written on March 7-9, 2013 - 9,000 Words


Tales From the Rub: Part 3 - Seduction In Flattery by James May

A Mysterious Wizard Assaults A Town - Written on Feb.14-15, 2013 - 9,600 Words


Pines In the Dusk by James May

A short story of weird horror fiction set at the time of the Spanish conquest of Mexico in the tradition of Robert E. Howard


The Story Behind the Photos: The 2011 Uprising In Cairo, Egypt by James May - Jan.28-Feb.13

Click Here for my documentary photos of the event


Bettie Page Pin Up Drawings and Illustrations by James May

My Pencil Drawings Manipulated In Photoshop


IndiaIndia

A photo essay with no text by James May


Outside the States - The Best Music You've Never Heard

Beautiful and Stirring In Any Language - What Other Folks Are Enjoying - April 18, 2013


Neo-Nazis and the KKK: Clever Arguments By Not So Clever People

Why Principle Trumps Identity and the Danger of Mainstreaming Racial Bigotry Into the Public Arena


John Scalzi: The Lowest Principle There is - Part 1 of 5 - by James May

White privilege, identity, and how anti-racist liberal progressives in the science fiction community promote and mainstream racial and gender bigotry - A never-ending saga of complaint, blame and self-pity - Spring-Summer, 2013


Alex Dally MacFarlane and Post-Binary Gender in SF at Tor.com

The Real Reason People Were Pissed Off - And Have A Right To Be


Racist Quotes from Authors Within the Science Fiction and Fantasy Community

How Hate Speech Is Infiltrating the Science Fiction and Fantasy Community


The Racial Bigotry Hiding in Plain Sight in the Science Fiction and Fantasy Community

A New SFF Anthology Is Titled "We See A Different Frontier" - They Sure As Fuck Do - The Story of the Community That Could Produce Such A Thing


Egypt After the 2011 Revolution: The Muslim Brotherhood by James May • UPDATE: Summer 2013

Why they cannot succeed except through politics - Feb.16, 2011


"Fuck You Too" - or, A Visit to the Minneapolis YWCA's Website

The perceptual trap of just hate speech and the bigotry of the oppressed - July 12, 2011


Huffington Post Poll Reveals 26% of Americans Are Morons With 20% Undecided

Dove beauty products hates black people - May 24, 2011


The Egyptian Uprising of 2011 and False Narratives

Why facts mean so little • April 9, 2011 - Updated May 23, 2011


Sayd Qutb: Islam Seen In Silhouette Against the West

Why the wishful thinking called religion is best kept at home - Some thoughts about Sayd Qutb and Islam - April 26, 2011


President Obama's Debt Speech, George Washington University - April 13, 2011

The Straw Man argued, "If I only had a brain."


Robert FrankRobert Frank's "The American's," by James May

A Dawning of Self Loathing and Political Correctness - Dec., 2010


The 2011 Uprising In Egypt

Thoughts Of Cause and Effect - Feb.13, 2011


Science Fiction Literature and Fine Art Photography: A Study In Contrasts

How Two Genres With Similar Beginnings Have Come To Decidedly Different Places


Fine Art Photography: Subversion and Circumvention by James May

The Hijacking and Subsequent Nadir of Fine Art Photography


The Morality of War, Conquest and Slavery

Is success itself simply immoral?


The Huffington Post and "White America's Shame"

How all white Americans can be either racist or to blame for it - April 29, 2011


Science Fiction & Fantasy: Film and Literature

An informal comparison of their history and development


thumbnail of Delonas NY Post cartoonNew York Post "Chimpanzee" Uproar

How hyprocrisy and intelligence go hand in hand


The 12th Annual White Privilege Conference

Beware of Nazis in pig-tails allergic to scented products bearing flowers and wheel chair access - May 7, 2011







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