Monthly Archives: February 2007

Classics Print

Paul Jessup proposes a new line of public domain classics in affordable editions. Sounds like a blast!

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Plots Have I Laid, Inductions Dangerous…

An interesting discussion of plot here at Steve Goble’s Swords Against Boredom, and a discussion of plot vs. character in fantasy, starting here on the Black Gate message boards. More later, maybe, as this has been much on my mind … Continue reading

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The Black Gate Opens (a Little)

It’s been a long wait, but the preview for Black Gate issue 10 is up. The magazine itself is due out in March. As always, I’m impressed by Chuck Lukacs’ take on Morlock. Also, I wonder what the horse is … Continue reading

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jamesenge.com–No, really!

I succumbed to temptation and put up an egomaniacal shrine a website at http://jamesenge.com/. The motivating factor was that, with Pitch-Black dead, one of my “published” stories is likely to be seen by almost no one. So I coded it … Continue reading

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Iron-Genre

In a recent post at Deep Genre, Constance Ash quoted a NYT film writer’s passing mention of genre in movies: My point is not that these movies are interchangeable, or that their similarities betray a lack of imagination on the … Continue reading

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Earth, Air, Fire and Strunk

I’ve been flipping through Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style (2nd ed., 1972), prompted by a glance through Weird Tales‘ guidelines. I’ve owned the book for roughly 30 years and hated it continously all through that time. I don’t … Continue reading

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Snow Day II: The Untold Story

Another unexpected day off in the middle of the week. As I was kicking my way through snowdrifts, on my way downtown to buy some flowers for the One, I realized the storm had been a little more severe than … Continue reading

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Snow Day!

My university has just cancelled day classes. I can’t remember the last time this happened. On the one hand, I have a school-kid’s delight in an unexpected day off. On the other hand, I’m embarrassed to live in a town … Continue reading

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Last Night’s Heroes

When I realized that last night’s episode would feature Telecop, Doublement and Mohinder Snoresh, I was prepared to be bored (these being hands down the most tedious characters in the group). But Mohinder crossing paths with Sylar lent a certain … Continue reading

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An Eternal Verity

I… I don’t know anything about this sort of thing. Not personally. An ill-tempered reaction to a rejection slip, I mean. (It’s not as if anyone can prove anything, anyway: those records were purged.) But I’ve heard… I’ve heard it’s … Continue reading

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