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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


The People of the Dying Earth

As a big fan of Jack Vance I was recently reminded as I worked my way through Tales from the Dying Earth that magic in Jack’s world is essentially math and anyone with the brains and tenacity to study can learn magic.   75 more words


Electronic Tombs has been Released!

Today?  Yesterday?  The start of the month?  These types of changes sneak up on one, but this afternoon’s traipse of the internet has revealed that TOMBS: A CHRONICLE OF LATTER-DAY TIMES OF EARTH can now be obtained in… 161 more words


5 Growing Subgenres In The World Of Sci-Fi

Be it movies or books, the world of Science Fiction is expanding faster than ever. For all of us Sci-Fi junkies out there – that’s great news. 739 more words

For Writers

Jack of Shadows by Roger Zelazny

I was a huge Zelazny fan when I was younger and read a great deal of his work. I even went so far as to stand in line at the old Recycle Books in San Jose to get an autographed copy of… 494 more words


The Eyes of the Overworld

The time has come to write again. I was considering some more poetry, but then realised that the majority of the last few posts have been poems; therefore, in need of some change, I ended up going with a favourite novel of when I was sixteen or so, though I haven’t read it in many years. 666 more words

American Literature

Review: The Seven

Hopefully the last in my “god damnit, reviewing the last book in a trilogy without spoiling anything” series for a little bit, but I got a chance to chew through the final book in Peter Newman’s  856 more words