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Feeling SASSy….

One of the projects that I’ve been working on has been serving as interim Treasurer for the nascent speculative fiction organization called SASS (The Society for the Advancement of Speculative Storytelling). This is a great idea that I think originated … Continue reading

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Chapter Three, Part One of Tears of Vriannon Now Up!

Without further ado (and, really, hasn’t there been far too much ado?), Part One of Chapter Three of the serial “The Tears of Vriannon” is up and ready for your reading pleasure. And for those of you into that kind of thing, … Continue reading

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The Primacy of Story

Over at the Black Gate blog, there’s been an interesting discussion (aka blog followed by blog rebuttal) regarding the importance of historical authenticity in epic fantasy. Author Daniel Abraham began the discussion with his post “Concerning Historical Authenticity in Fantasy, … Continue reading

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Review: The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss (9780756404741): Daw Fantasy (2007) What is the difference between epic and non-epic fantasy? Is it the level of world-building? Is it the scope? Generally, epic fantasy is driven by the conflicts that affect … Continue reading

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All or Nothing

I have been looking forward to the release of John Carter  for months. Not only because I enjoyed the book (to be honest, though I had heard of it, I hadn’t read it until I heard about the movie coming … Continue reading

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