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.
Monday, December 28, 2015
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
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.