Phillip McCollum

About me

Writer and reader of alternate history, historical fantasy, and historical fiction.

From my website

My Wattpad Article is Up!

My local writer’s group posted an article I wrote about my Wattpad experiment! If you have some free time and a smidgen of interest, you can check it out here. It even has a rather serious photo of unshaven me, sitting by a plant. -Phillip

Our Little Minion

A HUGE “Thank You” to L. Marie who knitted Angus his own Minion hat. As you can see, he loves it. I’d say the description of minions on the Despicable Me Wiki matches up: They are impulsive creatures with little self-control, but with a wide-eyed wonder and odd innocence that endears them to viewers…

Book Review – The Iliad by Homer (Robert Fagles Translation)

“Rage–Goddess, sing the rage of Peleus’ son Achilles…” Whether cavemen throwing rocks, Greeks thrusting spears, or drones launching Hellfire missiles–it’s a sad fact that human beings are pretty good at fighting each other. One recent scientific study even suggests our hands evolved in order to throw better punches. And because our nature…

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