Daily Archive: January 5, 2010

Steven Erikson vs. R. Scott Bakker

I’m a little more than half way through the second book of Steven Erikson’s sprawling Malazan Book of the Fallen fantasy series.  And I must say, Erikson takes epic fantasy to a whole new...

writing as conversation

I’m not a widely published writer.  In fact, I’m not really published at all except in my various self-publishing venues.  (I mean to change that when I get around to it….)  But I do...

In Search of the Celts

An interesting (and accessible) interview with historian Simon Young.

Preparing for the Worst

The funniest thing about this article on survivalism is the disdain hardcore aficionados have for less committed suburban survivalists:

Textbook Wars

Here’s a pretty frightening article from The Washington Monthly on how Texas’s radical State Board of Education is rewriting textbooks nationwide.