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Book Review: “The Hob’s Bargain”

* * C Patricia Briggs’ stand alone novel “The Hob’s Bargain” is a fantasy set in what seems to be an alternate reality. It’s hard to say for sure, as the world the story takes place in is a bit … Continue reading

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NPR Books Top 100 Science Fiction/Fantasy Books

I’ve read a lot of science fiction and fantasy. I’m going to comment on the books I’ve read on NPR Books’ fan chosen Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books, or have at least read or seen a derivative work. See their … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Clockwork Angels”

* * C Clockwork Angels is a graphic novel based on the Rush album of the same name. It follows the adventures of Owen, a young man who leaves the life planned for him by the Clockmaker, the benevolent dictator … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Witcher” (Volume 1)

* * C The Witcher is a graphic novel based on the video game of the same name. The main character Geralt is a traveling sorcerer. He befriends a hunter. After several adventures, the two are lead by the hunter’s undead … Continue reading

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Celtic Arthur: Gods of Sun and Storm

Previous Article: Celtic Arthur: The Rape of the Flower Maiden Every pagan mythology seems to have gods of this kind. Egypt had Ra, Greece Apollo and Zeus, and the Norse Thor. Yahweh was originally a storm god, and the Irish … Continue reading

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Celtic Arthur: The Rape of the Flower Maiden

The stories of King Arthur and his knights have captivated people for a millennium. The meaning and the ultimate source of these legends remained obscure until the twentieth century. In 1927, Roger Sherman Loomis published “Celtic Myth and Arthurian Romance”, … Continue reading

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The 2016 Eisner (Comic Book) Awards

The 2016 Eisner award winners have been announced. I’m going to examine how well the winners match up with what is actually popular, as gauged by Comichron’s top 1000 2016 Comic Book Sales to Comics Shops. Award Book Rank in … Continue reading

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