Monthly Archives: September 2018

The Smell of Cedar

I smell the cedar And the sun’s warming my back Just let me rest now

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Dark, serrated line

Dark, serrated line And the piercing sweetness of Clouds between the hills

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Five Star Reviews: Redemption’s Blade

Redepmtion’s Blade by Adrien Tchaikovski Wow. Finally, the thoughtful, exciting, trope-subverting collision of fantasy and speculative biology I’ve been waiting for. So you’ve got your standard Tolkienian fantasy world with humans, elves, and demigods versus a Dark Lord and his … Continue reading

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Five Star Book Reviews: The Nearest

The Nearest by Greg Egan Oh, my holy hendra virus! How does Greg Egan so reliably reach into my psyche and squeeze? Why is everything he writes such a masterpiece? I can’t say much about “The Nearest” without giving away … Continue reading

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Five Star Reviews: Enlightenment Now

Enlightenment Now by Steven Pinker No, the world’s not going to hell. No this year wasn’t the worst one ever. In fact, in most ways, this year was the best year ever. I can write that with a great confidence … Continue reading

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