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Book Review: The Inklings Handbook

The Inklines Handbook:  The Lives, Thoughts, And Writings Of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, Owen Barfield, And Their Friends, by Colin Duriez and David Porter Many people reading this book will enter it already being familiar with the writings … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Question

The Question: Teaching Your Child The Essentials Of Classical Education, by Leigh A. Bortins There is a great deal of value in this book being written by an amateur teacher who has a passionate interest in classical education. At its … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Loneliness Of The Long-Distance Cartoonist

The Loneliness Of The Long-Distance Cartoonist, by Adrian Tomine I must admit that I am not very familiar with any of the author’s previous work, and as this is a work which seeks to trade upon the familiarity that people … Continue reading

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Introduction To Multipians: A Field Guide

What should I tell you about Multipia? When one is talking about the greatest empire in the galaxy, at some level, discussion of them is superfluous. All peoples, at least the elites and governments involved in the galaxy, are forced … Continue reading

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Writing Is Thinking On Paper (Or On The Screen)

One of the more fascinating aspects of reading nonfiction work is the way that it reveals the thinking of the writer. No writing was engaged in without some sort of purpose, although the question of the motive and purpose of … Continue reading

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On The Problem Of Content

Almost three decades ago American rock-and-roll singer/songwriter Bruce Springsteen made an entertaining song whose title, “52 Channels And Nothing On,” still makes me chuckle a good bit. It was obvious even in the past that the increase in the number … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bleaker House

Bleaker House:  Chasing My Novel To The End Of The World, by Nell Stevens Any fool can make a book–this book is evidence of that, as long as one has the right agent and editor who can piece together fragments … Continue reading

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Book Review: Get Started In Writing Science Fiction & Fantasy

Get Started In Writing Science Fiction & Fantasy, by Adam Roberts One of the notable aspects of writing and reading is that one frequently reads about writing, and that is certainly the case with a book like this. If you … Continue reading

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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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