Tag Archives: humor

Free Falling

I just realized it’s been well over a month since my last blog post. Since the past few posts have either been about my RPG or politics, I thought I’d surprise everyone with a blog talking about someone else’s work … Continue reading

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The Velveteen Hero

Where are they now? There’s another word for teen sidekicks. It’s child-soldiers. I stumbled across this gem on TV Tropes, followed the link to Amazon, and… well, go there to read my review. I’ll say this here; Seanan McGuire gets … 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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In which Captain Kirk is the very model of a modern major general.

And now to sink for all time my reputation as a serious literary intellect. In my college days I couldn’t get enough of Star Trek–specifically Star Trek novels, and Penguin Books was cooperating by pumping out a title or three … Continue reading

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Brains are Beautiful

In keeping with Mark William’s Girls Just Want To Have Fun month, I’ve decided to put up the brainiest girl of them all, Agatha Heterodyne. . . . This is Agatha. . . . Agatha is the creation of Phil … 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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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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