Daily Archive: August 3, 2011


The wheel of fantasy

Riffing off of my Atlantic piece, fantasy author R. Scott Bakker writes: According to common wisdom, genre fiction is culturally cyclical: It ebbs and flows in popularity as time alternately burns out various tropes...


Picture of the day

People use these words to justify a lot of things. Oftentimes, I think they’re misused, or warped in a fundamental, definitional way to mean exactly the opposite of what they actually mean. At a...


Bedtime Story

~by RTod Once upon a time, there was a Kingdom where the people were troubled.  The kings and nobles that ruled them were vane, corrupt and cared little for those they were charged with protecting.  While...