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the importance of world-building

One of the obligations (and considerable joys) of writing fantasy and science-fiction is the task of “world-building.”  That is, the creation (or “sub-creation“, as J.R.R. Tolkien called it) of a fictional setting for one’s story.  A well-built imaginary world is not only interesting, but also … Continue reading

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a cracked view of nerdiness

As a regular visitor to the Cracked website, I came across this piece  on “5 things that modern kids don’t understand about being a ‘nerd.’”  Having been one during my high school years (1981-’84)–and still am–I can relate to what … Continue reading

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