Tag Archives: cyclops

Put a Zork in It

I remember seeing magazine ads for Zork and other text-based adventure games when I was a kid, and thought they seemed pretty fascinating. I never actually got to play any of them at the time, though. I don’t think they … Continue reading

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Quests of Yore

Onward– This one was up my alley, as I tend to like fantasy and its accoutrements. It has an interesting premise, that a sword-and-sorcery kind of world developed modern technology and became one much like our own, except still inhabited … Continue reading

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Last Exit from Reality

The Tyrant’s Tomb, by Rick Riordan – In the fourth book in the Trials of Apollo series, Apollo and Meg McCaffrey reach Camp Jupiter in California, which has recently been the site of a deadly battle, and another one is … Continue reading

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Academy of Mutants

Since I’ve been thinking a bit about superheroes recently, I thought it might not be a bad idea to write about the X-Men cartoon from the 1990s, which was how I was introduced to most of those characters. I don’t … Continue reading

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I’ve Got a Cyclops Mind

I recently finished two more Oz books, so here are my reviews. Sweet Wishes from Oz, by Marin Elizabeth Xiques – As might be expected from the title, the book is a bit saccharine, but still a fun read. It … Continue reading

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I’m Not Ulysses

Having been a fan of Greek mythology since childhood, I had always meant to read the work of Homer, but I somehow never got around to it. I was given a copy of the Odyssey, translated by the late Robert … Continue reading

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