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...]

World Science Fiction Convention in Chicago

Michael Flynn discusses the recent World Science Fiction Convention in Chicago.  Makes for some quite interesting reading concerning some of the panels such as “Faith in SF” and Br. Guy Consolmagno being involved. [Read more...]

The Queen, corgies, books and … Joss Whedon (yes again).

We’re back with another episode of A Good Story is Hard to Find podcast. In Episode #42, Julie and Scott discover reading. Turns out it’s kind of meaningful and fun. Who knew? The Queen didn’t, but does now according to The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett. At the end of the podcast, Julie talks a [Read More...]


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