Monthly Archives: September 2012

I Finally Beat X-COM: TFTD

Today is an historic today. I finally beat X-COM: Terror from the Deep. I started playing TFTD in 1996, and played it for a couple of years without succeeding. The reason for this sad state of affairs is a combination … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ill Wind

Ill Wind is an Urban fantasy that contains wardens (basically wizards capable of using one or more of the four basic elements) and djinns and demons. The unique element of the fantasy component comes in the form of the detailed … Continue reading

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Book Review: Curse of Chalion

Curse of Chalion is beautifully written, funny (though it’s not a comedy), and deeply interesting book. The religions in the book were interesting and believable enough that I found myself identifying with one of them over the other, feeling that … Continue reading

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The Political Issue No One Is Addressing

People are worried about jobs. The problem is, many of them are going away and they aren’t coming back. It’s time to start planning for the obsolescance of the American worker. The question is, can we make the transition without … Continue reading

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Inevitable yet Unexpected

Ideally, these two words describe the ending of your book. The question is, how do you achieve it? Not every story can be as clever as “Gift of the Magi,” O’Henry’s most famous story. The key, I think, is the … Continue reading

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You Got Some of Your Book on Me!

Published authors are driven people. After all, we had the stamina to put a book together and edit it ten or more times. After our great effort, we want the world to stand up and applaud our genius. We aren’t … Continue reading

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