Book List, Books, fantasy, science

Where Science Meets Magic: A Book List

I wrote about blending hard science with fantasy today over at Mad Genius Club, and then, as I usually do, I decided to make up a list of books that do that blend and handle it well. Not necessarily Science Fantasy, which is a genre where the science is so advanced it is indistinguishable from… Read More Where Science Meets Magic: A Book List

Books, Curmudgeon's Corner, fantasy, Review

Curmudgeon’s Corner: Eyes of a Doll

Written by Sanford Begley I believe I reviewed Rob Howell’s first book A Lake Most Deep earlier. If I didn’t I should have. Howell makes an interesting combination of Noir detectives and Byzantium locations that is funny and straight at the same time. His latest, The Eyes Of A Doll is no exception. I must… Read More Curmudgeon’s Corner: Eyes of a Doll

Books, fantasy, Food, Recipe

Eat This While You Read That: Anita Young

I’ve done a husband-wife pairing before, with Sarah and Dan Hoyt. But it took me altogether too long to realize that although I’d gotten a recipe from James Young, I hadn’t talked with his lovely wife Anita about her books and food yet. For the meal, I’m making her Pepper Steak, and we’re recommending her… Read More Eat This While You Read That: Anita Young

Books, fantasy, fiction, Review

Review: Son of the Black Sword

I was talking to a fellow writer the other day about whether or not there is a market for a ‘thinking man’s fantasy.’ We were specifically talking about that sub-genre, Sword and Sorcery, the genre made famous by the likes of Conan the Barbarian, and oft-mocked as being ‘thud and blunder’ rather than ‘blood and… Read More Review: Son of the Black Sword