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Book Review: The Icarus Hunt

Timothy Zahn. You know him, you love him. He's the author of Star Wars extended universe novels and he invented Grand Admiral Thrawn… but how are his original novels? Pretty great, actually. The Icarus Hunt is straight-down-the-middle gritty scifi noir, but it works. "If this is supposed to make us feel better about trusting… Continue reading Book Review: The Icarus Hunt

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From a Certain Point of View

From a Certain Point of View is a janky, fast slow, exciting mundane, mess of utterly delightful stories. Writers can read it and remember that every character is a work in progress with origin and destination and self-importance too. Everyone can read it and look a little more carefully at strangers in traffic or in the grocery store or on the side walk and remember that their experience is just as real and vital as your own.

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Four Reviews

TLDR: watch the new Little Women movie and read Stephen King's On Writing. Star Wars... well, you already know if you're going to see it or not. There are no spoilers here. Little Women The new Little Women movie is fantastic. It makes some bold storytelling choices and they work. The first choice is to… Continue reading Four Reviews

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Review: Honor Among Thieves by S.A. Corey

TLDR: Honor Among Thieves is more delightful Star Wars nonsense by writers that know their craft. When I heard that the Expanse guys had written a Star War, I was like, yes please! And I was not disappointed. Honor Among Thieves has heart and the authors have nailed Han Solo's roguish charm by remembering that… Continue reading Review: Honor Among Thieves by S.A. Corey

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Final Fantasy 6

TLDR: Final Fantasy 6 is one of the greatest games of all time, has the greatest video game soundtrack of all time, and made a profound impact on me as a writer. I was born in 1984 and when I was young there were two magical relics in the world: books and video game cartridges.… Continue reading Final Fantasy 6