Monthly Archives: September 2018

First Trailer for Dark Phoenix

The X-Men movies just aren’t as good as the MCU movies.  But I still prefer them, because the X-Men are what I grew up reading and because the X-Men are simply better grist than the Avengers.  For all its faults, … Continue reading

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Throwback SF Thursday: Cirsova no. 9 Giveaway Reminder!

Did you know that you still have four days left to enter to win a copy of issue no. 9 of Cirsova: Heroic Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine?  Details here.

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An Underappreciated (Albeit Minor) Challenge to Adapting The Wheel of Time for Television

If you are a fan of The Wheel of Time and haven’t been reading Sylas K. Barrett’s first read of the series over at, you need to be.  Blogging a first read is a daunting task, as I learned … Continue reading

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Throwback SF Thursday: Cirsova no. 9 Giveaway!

Cirsova magazine remains the best thing happening in retro SF today.  I am way behind in my Cirsova reading, but that didn’t stop me from picking up issue number 9.  Or from picking up five copies of Cirsova issue number 9.  … Continue reading

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SF: We Sold Our Souls by Grady Hendrix

Originally posted on Hillbilly Highways:
Originally I was just going to run my review of Grady Hendrix’s We Sold Our Souls over at my SF blog.  But selling your soul to the Devil has a rich history in hillbilly storytelling,…

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Review of The Walking Dead Vol. 30 by Robert Kirkman

Volume 30 of The Walking Dead picks up where Volume 29 left off.  An expedition from Alexandria et al. discovers a new community—the largest one The Walking Dead has ever seen.  It looks to be fascinating, allows for one big reunion(!), … Continue reading

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9/11 and the Problem with “Millennials”

Originally posted on Hillbilly Highways:
Some demographers—who are wrong—erroneously label me a Millennial.  I prefer Generation X.  Or at least the Oregon Trail Generation.  I would demand satisfaction, but some from my cohort would acquiesce.  And demographers are like cockroaches. …

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Pre-Tolkien Fantasy Challenge: Howard, Moore, and Dunsany

The Pre-Tolkien Fantasy Challenge was made by Alexandru Constantin over at the Barbarian Book Club.  The rules are simple: Identify 3 Fantasy stories written before Lord of the Rings was published. 3 stories written before 1954. Review all three on … Continue reading

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Can’t-Wait Wednesday: We Sold Our Souls by Grady Hendrix

I haven’t read any of Grady Hendrix’s fiction yet, but I love Paperbacks From Hell and his essays.  His fiction is definitely on my radar.  When I saw the premise for his newest book I had to jump on it.  … Continue reading

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August 2018 Month-in-Review

August was a big blog month!  Every month has been big for the blogs lately.  I wrapped up my Tolkien 101 series after 19 posts.  And, after a weak summer for both reading and non-Tolkien reviews, I posted 4 non-Tolkien … Continue reading

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