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Review: Dragondoom by Dennis L. McKiernan

Dragondoom by Dennis L. McKiernan may just be the best fantasy novel you’ve never read. Over the years Dennis L. McKiernan has been accused of borrowing, if not stealing, the […]

Gateway by Frederik Pohl

Retro Review: Gateway by Frederik Pohl

Gateway by Frederik Pohl is a simple story about a complex man that takes place in a setting that lends itself to a myriad of adventures both enriching and terrifying…usually […]

Alan Lee // By the Shore

The Fantasy Art of Alan Lee

Alan Lee is a British artist most famously known for bringing J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth to life.  More recently he completed all the artwork for The Children of Húrin, including full color […]

Newton’s Wake: A Space Opera by Ken Macleod

I recently took a long hiatus from reading.  Things tend to get in the way of pursuits of passion…typically work.  When it was time to pick up another fiction book […]

Camouflage by Joe Haldeman

Let me start by saying I really like Joe Haldeman‘s works.  In my mind he’s becoming similar to a new Michael Crichton (RIP), but with fewer words and without the […]

Retro Review: Ringworld by Larry Niven

Before there was Halo, there was Ringworld by Larry Niven.  And before Ringworld, there were…well…Dyson Spheres. I recently finished Larry Niven’s seminal work after many years of procrastination (I’m good […]

The Gap Into Conflict: The Real Story

The Gap Into Conflict: The Real Story is not a book for kids. It’s full of murder, rape, violence, and language that would make a (space) pirate blush.  Rape seems to […]

The Fellowship of the Ring

Retro Review: The Fellowship of the Ring

Weighing in at very close to three hours, The Fellowship of the Ring is already a classic, without a doubt. I knew in my nerdy heart of hearts, walking out …

The Green Mile

Retro Review: The Green Mile (1999)

This is a fantasy movie, remember that. Don’t go into The Green Mile looking for a fast-paced racetrack of a movie. It’s more a drive down a lovely country road, deliberately paced …

Retro Review: Conan the Barbarian (1982)

Conan has been a fantasy staple for nearly 80 years, and this movie could have been the start of a great movie franchise, but someone screwed up when making the sequel and reboot. This version of Conan is definitely one of the better fantasy flicks out there.

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