Monthly Archives: December 2015

Coming to a Holt

It turns out that the New York Public Library has a lot of Tom Holt’s back catalog on eBooks, so I’ve been catching up on them. The three I read most recently were: The Good, the Bad, and the Smug … Continue reading

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Avatar Pits

Some time before Final Fantasy or Dragon Quest, Ultima was a popular role-playing series for the PC. I remember being interested in it before, but I never had a chance to play any of the games. The third and fourth … Continue reading

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See You in the Funny Pages

Queer Visitors from the Marvelous Land of Oz: The Complete Comic Strip Saga 1904-1905, published by Sunday Press – I received this oversize collector’s item as a Christmas gift, which is good as I’m not sure I would have bought … Continue reading

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Walking in a Winkie Wonderland

The geography of Oz is pretty complicated, with new communities often seeming to appear out of nowhere. You’d think it would have been thoroughly explored by now, but apparently not. L. Frank Baum did make a map of the nation, … Continue reading

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The Last Days of Discworld

It’s the Hogswatch season, and I just finished reading Terry Pratchett’s last Discworld book, The Shepherd’s Crown. While officially part of the young adult Tiffany Aching sub-series, there’s a lot in it that assures us Pratchett hadn’t forgotten about the … Continue reading

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Desperately Seeking Santa

Merry Christmas! Since the day is almost over, I might as well share my thoughts on a few Christmas movies and specials I watched this year. I Am Santa Claus (2014) – A documentary examining the lives of several people … Continue reading

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A Pretty Face and a Pompadore

The latest issue of Oziana is now available at Lulu. While I recommend the publication in general, this issue has one of my own stories in it, which I actually wrote back when I was in high school. Prince Pompadore … Continue reading

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