Monthly Archives: April 2018

Friday Face-Off: Medieval Cover

It’s 4am, another semester is on the books, and I am awake.  Why not crack open a beer and participate in Friday Face-Off?  This week’s theme is: “Those darling bygone times… with their delicious fortresses, and their dear old dungeons, … Continue reading

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Throwback SF Thursday: Skelos vol. 1

There has been a proliferation of pulp-inspired semipro short SF magazines over the past few years: Broadswords & Blasters, StoryHack, Astounding Frontiers, Tales From the Magician’s Skull, Cirsova, Skelos . . . am I the only one thinking that what … Continue reading

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Mistborn Opens Sanderson’s Best, and Most Original, Series

I picked up the Mistborn trilogy over the holidays in anticipation of reading Oathbringer.  The bad news is that Mistborn isn’t the Cosmere book tied in most closely to Oathbringer (that, apparently, is Warbreaker).  The good news is that the … Continue reading

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Gemmell Awards Shortlist Announced

The Gemmell Awards shortlist has been announced.  Voting on the Gemmell Awards is open to the public.  Voting on the shortlist opened today and closes on Friday, June 1.  The awards will be presented at Edge-Lit 7 on Saturday, July … Continue reading

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Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Wrath of Empire by Brian McClellan

Brian McClellan is one of my favorite new authors from the past several years, and his Powder Mage trilogy is one of my favorite series from the past several years (you can find my review of book 1 here).  McClellan … Continue reading

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Moments in The Wheel of Time

The theme for Top Ten Tuesday this week is a freebie.  It has been entirely too long since I’ve done a Wheel of Time post, so I decided to go with the top 10 moments from the series.  Easy, right?  … Continue reading

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Short Review Roundup – Movie Edition, part 3

I got seriously burned out on watching speculative fiction movies for a while.  I’ve still managed to watch plenty in the recent past.  With somewhat mixed results.  Today’s offering brings one (good) serious movie and three pulpy offerings, two of … Continue reading

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