Review: The Unexpected Enlightenment of Rachel Griffin

Review: The Unexpected Enlightenment of Rachel Griffin

I normally would not pick up a YA book. But John C Wright is a fantastically literate and aware author who’s integrity in making recommendations I trust, and in posts and comments his wife, L. Jagi Lamplighter, has been warm, very well spoken, and insightful. So I decided to give her book,The Unexpected Enlightenment of Rachel Griffin [https://www.amazon.com/Unexpected-Enlightenment-Rachel-Griffin-Books-ebook/dp/B01FVJ7DAY] , a shot. The short version is that I am very glad I did. From Amazon:…

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On Seagulls and Greatness

On Seagulls and Greatness

Over at Seagull Rising [https://seagullrising.blogspot.com/2017/04/cora-lyin.html] Jon Mollison discusses Cora Buhlert and her lack of awareness of what she refers to. Cora B in bold…. > > *Does anybody else find the idea of a rabid puppy taking inspiration from Jonathan Livingston Seagull of all things as funny as I do? Of course she thinks it’s funny.  She doesn’t know what you’re talking about.  Jonathan Livingston Seagull is the story of a seagull whose unwillingness to conform to the dem…

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How Different Is It?

How Different Is It?

Chris Jones over at Classic RPG Realms writes how D&D and AD&D were two different games. Looking around at what I’ve heard and seen of 5e (no, have not played it), what I’d played of the original basic (mostly Keep on the Borderlands) and AD&D (a fair bit including some heavy home-ruling) and Pathfinder, I think he has a point that other games evolved more from original D&D. I think AD&D evolved from the other more than he believes, it needs some distilling, but even ACKs, which I dearly love, o…

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Pure Awesomeness Now Available in Paperback

Pure Awesomeness Now Available in Paperback

Larry Correia, aka the Mountain Who Writes, has a new-ish epic fantasy series out, and has announced that the first book, Son of the Black Sword, is now out in paperback [http://monsterhunternation.com/2016/08/29/son-of-the-black-sword-now-in-paperback/] . If you have yet to read this book, put it at the top, or near the top, of your reading pile. It goes in a lot of unexpected but utterly reasonable directions, in a fantasy milieux quite unlike most others – and one that would be far more fami…

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