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2014 - July

This month I’ve managed to read …I’m not sure how many novels, as it seems limiting to say only that. I usually only count novels I’ve read in these things, but as this month was again taken up with Hugo reading, I thought I’d include it also. 1,587 more words

Brandon Sanderson

The 50 Best Short Stories of All Time, New from Rook's Page

Have you read the 50 best short stories of all time?

Rook’s Page Publishing is here to make it easy to meet that goal! Our first release is Volume I in a three-volume set that commemorates the hundredth anniversary of a critical moment in the history of literature. 335 more words

New Release

Six Classic Adventures to Read this Summer

Every summer, the usual onslaught of new John Grisham, Nora Roberts, Clive Cussler and James Patterson novels try to climb the rungs of the bestseller lists selling the most thrilling beach reads. 857 more words


The Scariest Thing I Ever Saw

Not too long ago, I wrote a little spiel here covering the topic of fear. Specifically, I discussed what makes the depiction of fear in media effective, and how it has been used improperly over the years. 776 more words

Steampunk Book Review: First Men in the Moon

I have yet to meet an H. G. Wells book that I didn’t like, and First Men in the Moon is no exception. His scientific romances are always full of interesting concepts and he was all for turning Victorian ideals on their heads even during his own time. 410 more words

Victorian Era

The Time Machine

Where would you go? This poster poses a whimsical question. It was released to advertise the 2002 movie version of H.G. Wells classic work The Time Machine (1895); oddly, directed by one Simon Wells. 463 more words


A Forgotten Classic: H. G. Wells's The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman

I am charmed by H. G. Wells’s comedies, among them Kipps, The History of Mr. Polly, and Ann Veronica.  So it is not surprising that I am smitten by one of Wells’s neglected small masterpieces, … 687 more words