The Telmaj

The Telmaj is a juvenile science fiction novel, aimed at 8-12 year-olds, just recently self-published by Catholic blogger Erin Manning. I’ve been reading Erin’s blog for years (though I comment only very occasionally), and I’ve got a novel in the works that I’m planning on self-publishing, and all things taken together I thought I should [Read More...]

Redshirts

Redshirts, by John Scalzi, is a hoot. Is there anyone on the web who doesn’t know what a redshirt is? Back in the day, when you didn’t need to suffix “Star Trek” with “The Original Series” to mean that ’60′s show with Kirk, Spock, and the gang, and our heroes sallied forth onto a planet’s [Read More...]

Fire and Hemlock

Fire and Hemlock, by Diana Wynne Jones, is not the book I was looking for. What it is, pretty clearly, is a reworking of the legends of Thomas the Rhymer and Tam Lin in present day England (remembering always that the book was written in the mid-1980′s; “present day” has changed quite a lot since [Read More...]


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