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Awake in the Night Land

April 14th, 2014 by Adam G.

The Last Redoubt

John C. Wright’s book Awake in the Night Land is out.

I can’t really express how good it is. This is a book that I will be rereading and thinking about for the rest of my life. It is a book that made my eyes shine when my wife walked into the room. It is touched with holiness. (more…)

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April 14th, 2014 10:08:26

James Stoddard, the High House

March 25th, 2014 by Adam G.

May I make a book recommendation? I just finished reading a fantasy in the old style, where peace and right and order are restored by the end. It’s James Stoddard’s The High House.

It was also, without being ostentatious about it, a pious book, about how the ordinary rituals of our lives reflect and maintain the whole of the universe.
There is even one scene that will strike the alert reader as curiously Mormon.

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March 25th, 2014 10:37:49

James Stoddart on Lin Carter

March 19th, 2014 by Adam G.

Let me recommend this John C. Wright post on James Stoddart and Lin Carter, and this excellent Nightland’s story that I found praised in the comments there.

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March 19th, 2014 14:13:51

The Last of All Suns

March 14th, 2014 by Adam G.

John C. Wright has a new book of novellas coming out. I’ve read one of them. It is really good. Among the best science fiction stories I’ve ever read. It’s only flaw is that its a little talky. It circumscribes fantasy, SF, and TF.

Sanderson’s Words of Radiance is now out. It’s the sequel to the justly-praised Way of Kings. I bought Words, but I feel the need to get back up to speed on Way of Kings first. Anyone have any suggestions? Preferably something short of just rereading Way.

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March 14th, 2014 10:30:05

Yes, Virginia, There is a St. Nick

December 30th, 2013 by Adam G.

John C. Wright pens a Christmas story, of an unusual visit by an unusual St. Nick.

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December 30th, 2013 07:12:24

Ted Chiang’s Science Fiction

December 16th, 2013 by Adam G.

He’s very good.  Free short stories collected here.

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December 16th, 2013 14:39:47

Lunar Penitence

May 09th, 2013 by Adam G.

This is one of the most horrifying pieces of fiction I’ve read.

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May 09th, 2013 09:45:01

Free Book–The Wardog’s Coin

May 03rd, 2013 by Adam G.

Free today and tomorrow. Recommended.

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May 03rd, 2013 09:22:03

Orson Scott Card’s Lost Gates and Gate Thief

April 04th, 2013 by Adam G.

I just finished Gate Thief, the second book is Card’s Mithermage trilogy. The first book was a lot of fun. The second book–I don’t recommend it, unless and until the last book comes out and gives us an idea whether the series as a whole is worth reading. (more…)

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April 04th, 2013 11:27:15

Free, Good Book

March 12th, 2013 by Adam G.

The End of Earth and Sky.
I bought this when it came out and am anticipating the sequel.

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March 12th, 2013 06:52:46

God is Fantastically Epic

February 15th, 2013 by Adam G.

Here are two posts on Catholic-themed SF and religiously-serious epic fantasy that are rich veins of book recommendations.

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February 15th, 2013 11:51:27

That’s No Monster, That’s A Morlock!

October 08th, 2012 by Adam G.

Scifi writer Wright has a stab at defining the genre, with some success: (more…)

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October 08th, 2012 12:31:52

Obama’s memoirs

June 25th, 2012 by Vader

Are in the grand literary tradition of Rigoberto Menchu.

His Majesty: “It’s a very old tradition, which is why I’ve discouraged you from writing your own memoirs. They would not be trustworthy.”

But then, neither is Lucas’ oeuvre.

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June 25th, 2012 12:04:24

More Free E. James Stone

January 23rd, 2012 by Adam G.

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January 23rd, 2012 10:09:28

Free SF Story

January 13th, 2012 by Adam G.

Eric James Stone casts his pearls before swine, today only.

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January 13th, 2012 09:04:49