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Book Review: Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction

Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction:  How To Create Out-Of-This-World Novels And Short Stories, by Orson Scott Card, Philip Athans, Jay Lake, and the editors of Writer’s Digest Speculative fiction, which is composed of science-fiction and fantasy, however broadly they are … Continue reading

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Book Review: Now Write!: Science Fiction, Fantasy, And Horror

Now Write!:  Science Fiction, Fantasy, And Horror:  Speculative Genre Exercises From Today’s Best Writers And Teachers, edited by Laruie Lamson In reading a book like this one is going to have areas where one agrees and disagrees with the perspective … Continue reading

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Book Review: The News From Paraguay

The News From Paraguay, by Lily Tuck This novel is a pretty compelling one if you like dark material.  For a variety of reasons, Eliza Lynch (here consistently called Ella), has been a popular figure for novelists to write about … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Autobiography Of Jean-Luc Picard

The Autobiography Of Jean-Luc Picard:  The Story Of One of Starfleet’s Most Inspirational Captains, by David A. Goodman I always find it to be deeply interesting when fictional characters end up getting an autobiography that is clearly meant for a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Deep Zone (Football Genius #5)

Deep Zone (Football Genius #5), by Tim Green One way that you can tell this is a fictional story is that the author has the Falcons winning the Super Bowl.  When I chose this book to read from the library, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Everything That Rises Must Converge

Everything That Rises Must Converge, by Flannery O’Connor In reading these stories I am reminded that O’Connor was a vastly better author of short stories tan I have given her credit for.  Sometimes at least in my own mind I … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Fall Of Gondolin

The Fall Of Gondolin, by J.R.R. Tolkien It is striking that such an important subject in the lore of the Silmarillion was only explored once.  For all of Tolkien’s voluminous writing, he only ended up inside the city of Gondolin … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Mirror Maker: Stories And Essays

The Mirror Maker:  Stories And Essays, by Primo Levi, translated by Raymond Rosenthal Primo Levi spent a substantial portion of his life, before and after his retirement from his professional work as a chemist, in writing for both political and … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Tranquil Star

A Tranquil Star:  Unpublished Stories, by Primo Levi, translated by Ann Goldstein and Alessandra Bastagli When a noted author dies, one of the common responses of the publishing community to this is to combine the author’s unpublished stories or poems … Continue reading

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Book Review: I Stood By A Lake: Volume 1

I Stood By A Lake:  Volume 1, written by Jolimichel Robinson, illustrated by Ron Cunningham [Note:  This book was sent to me free of charge by the author.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.  A copy of the book … Continue reading

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