Status and Genre Fiction

Mad Genius Club- highly recommended in general, especially for writers, especially especially for indie writers- had a post recently featuring an old interview with the esteemed Terry Pratchett. He made some excellent points about what’s termed ‘genre fiction’ in circles I’ve been in vicinity of- that is, fantasy and sci-fi. Fantasy is often the target…

Bad Guys Who are All the Bad

My MMO of choice is Guild Wars 2. Insult me at will. I shelled out for this game and the reason I got my gaming tower is so it runs smoothly. I was fascinated by the charr race and that’s what my character is. They are, of course, basically the kzinti, including their past history…

Why I Hate Poe Dameron

I'll preface this by saying that I increasingly despise what Disney has done to Star Wars. I grew up with the Extended Universe. In fact, my favorite book is Starfighters of Adumar. Wedge Antilles is my biggest fictional hero and Mara Jade is the coolest female character ever written. Poe Dameron is the worst character…

Oathbringer Rant

I did it. I finally fought my way through Brandon Sanderson’s Oathbringer. Man, was that a slog. After the other wonderful books of the Stormlight Archive, it was a letdown. I come not to praise Brandon Sanderson, but to complain lovingly about his latest release. Well, not only to complain. Sanderson is one of the…