Monthly Archives: July 2014

Phoenix Comicon – Magic Systems Panel Discussion

If anyone is interested… Here is the panel from Phoenix Comicon that inspired my discovery of Tim Powers. This was recorded on June 6, 2014. From the left: Patrick Rothfuss, Stephen Blackmoore, Sam Sykes, Jim Butcher, Myke Cole and Jaye Wells. … Continue reading

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Retro Review: Last Call by Tim Powers

Tim Powers ★★★★★ William Morrow Paperbacks, 1993 (reprinted 2013).   “If the drink in your glass starts to sit at an angle that ain’t quite level, or if the cigarette smoke starts to crowd in over the cards and fall … Continue reading

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Review: The Best of Connie Willis: Award-Winning Stories

Connie Willis ★★★★ Del Rey Books, 2013. Connie Willis is a sci-fi treasure. Over the past 30 years she has accumulated a couple mantelpiece’s worth of Hugo, Nebula and Locus awards — notably for her “Time-Travelling Oxford Historian” series, The Doomsday … Continue reading

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