My Father…
Discussion

My father passed away this morning at around 5AM.  Prior to that, he was in a coma. A few weeks ago, he slipped and hurt his head.  This started a bilateral subarachnoid haemorrhage (essentially, blood filling up into the spaces…

Movie Reviews

See this movie.  It’s good. Horrible spoilers and plot dissection below.

Book Reviews

This was a delight after the turgid prose of The Night Lands.  It’s a concisely written novella that is a solid read and had a strong impact on twenty first century science fiction.  Because of this, most genre aficionados will…

Book Reviews

This book, written in 1912 by William Hope Hodgson is an imaginative tour-de-force, filled with spectacular imagery and grotesque monsters. It’s an epic story that riffs off the Orpheus myths; about a man going entering the underworld to rescue the…

Book Reviews

Well, I’ve taken part in the Kickstarter for the Tides of Numenera video game. I’ve ordered the game, the sound track, the comic books, the novella collection and a great deal of exciting swag and stuff. Only, I don’t have any…

Book Reviews

I finished reading Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time!  I have unlocked an achievement!  After a Herculean marathon, I re-read most of the books over the Christmas break, and have now caught up on the last three books, co-written with Brandon…

Discussion

I’m highly susceptible to enthusiasm.  I like enthusiastic environments and can put massive amounts of effort into a project simply coasting on the fumes of sheer enthusiasm!  (Unless I run out of fumes and don’t ever want to see that…

Movie Reviews

This was a rather pretty film, but well, how do I put it? Well, it’s a bit dumb. Ostensibly a prequel to the famous, 1930s MGM film with Judy Garland, this movie doesn’t really convince me that the origin story…

Movie Reviews

Well, another year, another Japanese Film Festival has passed.  Here’s what I saw this year Robo-G Prior to a big robotics show, three bumbling robotics engineers accidentally destroy their robot and instead fake their entry for the show with an…

Writing

My current project is a fantasy-ish detective novel, written in the first person. Currently I’ve got the problem where the detective finds a suspect and has to get a large chunk of information from them.  There’s a couple of ways…