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Getting Big Ideas

I’ve been a Terry Pratchett fan since high school and The Color of Magic. The scene where Death offers Rincewind a fast horse so he can make it to their scheduled meeting, will forever remain one of fantasy-humor’s Great Moments, … Continue reading

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Wearing a Red Shirt

Riddle: Kirk, Spock, and McCoy beam down to a planet. Who dies before the commercial break? Answer: The red-shirted security guard standing behind them. Welcome to the life of redshirts. I didn’t expect to review another book so quickly after … Continue reading

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Adventures in Dreamland

“Max the Wolf was a wolf in exactly the same way that foothills are made up of real feet and a tiger shark is part tiger, which is to say, not at all.” As a writer, I sometimes find myself … Continue reading

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I shall clasp my hands together and bow to the corners of the world.

The Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox (all three books, Bridge of Birds, The Story of The Stone, and Eight Skilled Gentlemen) is now available on Kindle for the low, low price of $10. Beat the drums, blow … Continue reading

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Imitation Is The Sincerest Form Of Flattery.

Poul Anderson and Gordon R. Dickson were serious writers of serious sci-fi, so I’ve always wondered if somebody lost a bet, or if they just got way too drunk at a convention and talked each other into it. The result … Continue reading

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The Celydonn Chronicles

I hate Arthurian fantasy. Why? Because I love Camelot. Go read Le Morte de Arthur. Read Alfred Lord Tennyson’s Idylls of the King. Read T.H. White’s The Once and Future King. And you’re done; everything since has been a King-Arthur-with-a-twist … Continue reading

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Bridge of Birds

My next Forgotten Book review is Bridge of Birds. It hasn’t been forgotten (it and its sequels have been re-released in a three-book volume) so much as criminally under-marketed. I first came across a reference to Master Li and Number … Continue reading

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Illegal Aliens

Happy Easter everybody! In keeping with my commitment to begin with Forgotten Books, stories that were fresh, wonderful, ripping good reads from years gone by, that, for one reason or another, didn’t get the coverage I felt they deserved, I’ve … Continue reading

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