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Late Review: The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin

Technical: 3.5/5

Plot: 3.5/5

Characters: 4.5/5

Overall: 3.75/5 Bread Crusts

Recommended for: people who enjoy the Dying Earth, conversational narratives, to think about real world issues and conflicts. 991 more words

Fantasy Reviews

Dark Souls Trilogy: World-building, Story, and Rendition

Dark Souls is an incredibly popular dark fantasy action RPG series. Created in 2011 as a spiritual successor to niche hit, Demon’s Souls, the game garnered a cult following. 1,884 more words

World-building

The Conclusion of the Book of the New Sun

So, I finally finished The Citadel of the Autarch, the 4th book in Gene Wolfe’s The Book of the New Sun.    The days after I finished felt like going through tangential stages of grief.   1,018 more words

Sci-fantasy

Red Sister by Mark Lawrence

This is the first Mark Lawrence book I’ve ever read, so I wasn’t really sure what to expect, or if I even wanted to read his books. 694 more words

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Knowledge

Are rain drops blood tears
of mother nature
for a dying earth
Perhaps they are from
joyous sprinklers of life
on a baby’s birth
Humans have no clue… 8 more words

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The Time Machine by H. G. Wells

The Time Traveller embarks on an astonishing journey into the future. His Time Machine transports him to a far-distant but dying world where humanity is divided into two classes: the graceful, idle Eloi who inhabit the idyllic surface of the world, and the Morlocks, ugly nocturnal creatures who live and work underground.

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Novels

Vance and Norton and writing diversely

Over the weekend I dropped a piece at Castalia House comparing one aspect of Sterling Lanier’s Hiero’s Journey to a short story by Andre Norton. The long and short of it is that Norton’s use of “mind powers” was a lot more interesting and imaginative and magical than Lanier’s. 604 more words

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