Monthly Archives: September 2013

thug notes: a new take on old books

(hat tip to Mary Robinette Kowal)   When I was in high school and college, I sometimes found it difficult to appreciate certain classics.  Great Expectations did nothing for me; likewise for Crime and Punishment.  Sometimes, it was just the … Continue reading

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“dragontamer’s daughters” giveaway

If you’re tired of wizards and zombies and vampires and the same-old/same-old in fantasy lit; if you’d like a YA book that’s solidly “PG” (some violence and language) rather than “R”; and if you want a respectful multicultural story with … Continue reading

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not “going there” on politics

I like to discuss a range of topics on this blog: mostly fantasy and science-fiction, of course, as that’s what I read, what I watch, what I write.  But also book writing and publishing; superheroes and horror; people, influences, and … Continue reading

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