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Charlotte Prizes

There is a bookstore in Charlotte, NC that I go to whenever I am in town.  It has a decent selection of paperbacks at pretty decent prices.  151 more words


Interview With Legendary Editor and Writer Darrell Schweitzer

I don’t know if I ever mentioned this here before, but I edit the newsletter for the Garden State Speculative Fiction Writers. I like it, because it gives me a chance to conduct interviews with some really cool people. 1,526 more words


Where is Westeros?

Whenever I talk about Game of Thrones, people who are unfamiliar with the series of George R.R. Martin books or the TV series based on them will often ask: when and where is the story set? 525 more words


George R.R. Martin reveals his favorite underrated books

Author George R.R. Martin knows a thing or two about good fantasy stories: He wrote the extremely successful series, A Song of Fire and Ice –  164 more words



I am reviewing the science fiction novel Emphyrio by Jack Vance which is an excellent story which I bought from kindle. It is one of the science fiction novels in the SF masterworks series voted for by well known modern day science fiction authors. 245 more words


Songs of the Dying Earth

The earth is dying and soon the sun will fail.

G.R.R. Martin – A night at the Tarn House

Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen ! Bonsoir Mesdammes et Messieurs !

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All you need is a chainsaw and sentient volcanoes.

It’s funny what sticks in mind. It’s been a busy enough week, we’ve been getting a new flue put in the chimney because we had a chimney fire on New Year’s Eve; the weather has been determinedly clashy and I’ve been trying to get work done both inside and outside the house. 567 more words