Books, Curmudgeon's Corner, Musing, writing

Curmudgeon’s Corner: Expectations

Written by Sanford Begley I’m reading the second book by a new author. I won’t tell you who because it doesn’t matter. I have barely started it and am already disappointed. Not because it isn’t a good book, it is so far. And not because it isn’t as well written as the first, actually I… Read More Curmudgeon’s Corner: Expectations

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

Baen, Books

The Great Big Handy-Dandy MHI Group Book List

So you have read everything Larry Correia ever wrote, and you are jonesing for a good book while he’s working on the next one. Well, if you ask in the Monster Hunter International group, this is the list you will get of authors, books, series, and sundry suggestions. I have cleaned it up very little,… Read More The Great Big Handy-Dandy MHI Group Book List

Baen, writing

18 Influential Voices in Literature on the Internet

Someone put together a list of the 35 Writers who Run the Internet that had a bunch of us scratching our heads in puzzlement. We’d collectively heard of two or three of them, and most of us are very well read online, keeping up with the changes in the industry. So I challenged several disparate… Read More 18 Influential Voices in Literature on the Internet