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10 things gaming taught me about real life

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how Dungeons & Dragons was a big influence on my writing; this past weekend’s article from the New York Times says I’m not the only one.  Authors like China Mieville, Cory Doctorow, and … Continue reading

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“lost dogs”: a progress report

It’s been just over a year since I announced Lost Dogs, my work-in-progress writing project.  I am well into drafting the second act (of three) of LD (almost 58K words, currently), though not as far along as I would like.  … Continue reading

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when the world was young: elric

The latest in a series about influences from my childhood   As I’ve probably mentioned elsewhere, as a child I was into science fiction, thanks to Star Wars and Star Trek.  As a teenager, I immersed myself in Advanced Dungeons … Continue reading

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sci-fi or fantasy? how about sci-fi AND fantasy?

There’s a long (but well-worth reading) post on the blog of sci-fi writer John C. Wright wherein Wright tackles the age-old question of what differentiates science fiction from fantasy.  It’s a thorny question, and not as easy to answer as … 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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