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Original Essays | April 11, 2014

Paul Laudiero: IMG Shit Rough Draft

I was sitting in a British and Irish romantic drama class my last semester in college when the idea for Shit Rough Drafts hit me. I was working... Continue »
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Variable Star by Robert A Heinlein
Variable Star

MartyV, April 9, 2014

If you're craving a good old-fashioned science fiction novel, written with more substance than profanity; if you love to see characters slowly develop complexity; if you want to expand your understanding of people and question how we experience life on and off earth; this is the novel for you. Spider Robinson finished Robert Heinlein's outline and developed a superb story, combining the best of both writers.
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Music to My Sorrow (Bedlam's Bard) by Mercedes Lackey
Music to My Sorrow (Bedlam's Bard)

MartyV, March 26, 2014

Parents aren't always the good guys, as Eric, Magnus and Ace know all too well. When the parents are also led down a dark path by an evil elf, things get uglier. All the characters I've come to know in this series are here and new ones added. The epilogue hints at even more strange things to come, I can't wait to start the next story.
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Sword & Sorceress, No. 13 by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Sword & Sorceress, No. 13

MartyV, February 17, 2014

Published in 1996, this is the 13th collection of outstanding short stories. Some authors are familiar to me from their own novels, some from previous collections, but all are eminently readable. As soon as I gather the whole series, I'm going to start reading them again, from the beginning.
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Mad Maudlin (Bedlam Bard #6) by Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill
Mad Maudlin (Bedlam Bard #6)

MartyV, January 21, 2014

This is the 4th book I've read in this series and it fits seamlessly with previous tales. Bard Eric keeps learning about life even while teaching an apprentice. A runaway elf, homeless kids and their protector - plus the usual good vs evil tales within the story. Can't wait to start the next episode.
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Sword & Sorceress VII by Marion Zimmer Bradley

MartyV, September 28, 2013

So far this is my least favorite of the series. The stories were almost all on the 'dark' side, including a horror story which I didn't read. There were a couple of gems that made me smile, but I'm used to a different theme in Marion Zimmer Bradley's collections.
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