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Reflect Your Dreams

Do people see what you aspire to? When you look in the mirror, do you?

The sky isn't the limit.

So many magic wands

So little time.

Why I Write About Elves

[Fantasy] shows us reality in disguise, then allows us to unmask it. – Terry Brooks

Credence Function

I’ve never been keen on stories that just try to present ‘wow’ ideas—the equivalent of movie productions that rely on stunts and explosions to hold the attention. The question is not whether we can think of something radical or extreme but whether we can discover some sufficient reason for updating our credence function. – Nick Bostrom


Man's Best Friend

Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside, it’s too dark to read. – Groucho Marx

Danse Macabre

Fantasy fiction is essentially about the concept of power; great fantasy fiction is about people who find it at great cost or lose it tragically; mediocre fantasy fiction is about people who have it and never lose it but simply wield it.
― Stephen King

Teaser Tuesday – Molybdenum

“I got something you have to see.” Neel was rarely that emphatic. Or articulate. His specs weren’t broadcasting my breasts. One was broadcasting static, the other a test pattern. Then they were counting down the way old films did and suddenly a gangster (my specs tagged him as Edward G. Robinson playing Rico Bandello) was getting shot and falling, and then they were just frog’s eyes (Bufus bufus, Wikipedia Commons), with a little PShopped sparkle. Neel was obviously having a hard time keeping his mind on things.

“I slapped you the last time you tried to show me that.”

He had regained his cool. The shades were playing Pong. His right eye was winning.

“Jebus, not that! Is sex the only thing you girls think about?”

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What friends are for!

What friends are for!

Anyone who knows the biographies of JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis knows they were friends. It clearly shows in this review of The Hobbit. Our standards of 'full disclosure' have grown more strict since this time. I think we would expect at least one reference to 'my good...

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Speed lines, really?

Speed lines, where do they come from? Your intrepid reporter investigates, and finds evidence they are a British invention. Damnably clever, those British!

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