Monday, December 28, 2015

Down the Stacks #18: Midshipwizard Halcyon Blithe

This week on Down the Stacks, we’ll be looking at something that proved to be surprisingly engaging considering that it was mostly worldbuilding.  Midshipwizard Halcyon Blithe by James. M. Ward works on the same theme of naval adventure as Honor Harrington, but with magic instead of space travel and far less politics and detailed exposition.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Redeeming Little Miss Mary Sue: Proper Focus

For the last four weeks I've been talking about what makes Mary Sue characters intolerable.  This week, I'll begin explaining ways to "redeem" a Mary Sue into a character people would actually enjoy.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Down the Stacks #17: The Wood Nymph and the Cranky Saint

Down the Stacks returns this week with a bit of light, standard fantasy fiction: The Wood Nymph and the Cranky Saint by C. Dale  Brittain.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Wednesday, December 2, 2015