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New Blog up on Castalia House

I have never owned a Dungeon Masters Guide.

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Waiter, there’s a grobginthnik in my x’nibblierk!

Without warning the captured gnomish thief reached into his cloak and removed a g’tharknik– [Hang on, wait–what’s a “g’tharknik” again? Isn’t that the big shaggy animal with horns? How did a gnome fit one of those in his cloak? Is … Continue reading

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Positive and Diverse Role Models in Juvenile Fiction

A while back I tried to listen to the audiobook of Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash. I gave up on it for two reasons. First, I didn’t find any of the characters engaging, and second, the world in which it is set … Continue reading

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The Five Pillars Of Pulp Revival

Opening Note One: There is some difference in meaning between the terms “Pulp Revolution” and “Pulp Revival”. The Revolution, I feel, is concerned with the publishing and distribution of literary works, ways to enhance discoverability and inform readers of the … Continue reading

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But he also was a baritone who sang while hanging clothes

There is a question that I have probably spent far more time pondering than I should. Am I Pulp Revival writer?  On the one hand, I can point to “A Hill Of Stars”, which is very much a Pulp Revival … Continue reading

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My Review of Bruce Sterling’s Zeitgeist

New review up on The Castalia House Blog. Bruce Sterling’s Zeitgeist

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My Review of Aaron Allston’s “Galatea In 2D”

New review up on the Castalia House Blog:  Aaron Allston’s Galatea In 2D

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