(This is the forty-first installment of Dice Tales, an ongoing series of posts about RPGs as storytelling.) *** I wasn’t kidding last week about the title. 🙂 If you get caught up in a really awesome, engaging, flavorful campaign . … Continue reading
Somewhere I saw this referred to as the Chinese Game of Thrones, which startled me because if anything I see it as the opposite of Game of Thrones—that is, the rape-infested, amoral violence that made me drop the first novel … Continue reading
On the occasion of Ursula K. Le Guin’s birthday, her colleagues at BVC wish her a very happy birthday, and many more! … Continue reading
It is so beautiful outside right now that I find it hard to concentrate on anything. No matter how many times you’ve seen maples turn gold, cranberry, and florescent pink-orange in a New England autumn, it’s still a breathtaking show. … Continue reading
Reading Blind A Guest Post Brian D. Gage Vonda asked me to contribute. My first introduction to e-books and e-readers came this autumn, 2016. I’m totally blind, using a 4 gig PC, Windows 10 and JAWS 17, a screen reader … Continue reading
Mandy Walsh as Dr. Watson handles her responsibilities with compassion but also with the clinical pragmatism of a scientist, an emotional woman only when she has leisure for that role, and a creature of action when called upon. Katie McLean Hainsworth as Holmes is a wonder of on-the-spectrum single-mindedness. I adored her wearing a hump and stitches as Igorina in Monstrous Regiment. Here, she is overwhelming, just a miracle.Continue reading
Camille Tate has always run away…but vanishing whenever life gets too frightening has never solved anything.
When a broken heart sends Cam to remote Orcas Island to try her hand at caretaking and writing a screenplay, she finds quiet beaches and cozy bookstores, plus a host of intriguing folks, including a rugged boat-builder, a glamorous neighbor, and a reassuring sheriff’s deputy.
But an escalating nest of mysteries and the haunting sense of being watched soon leave Cam wondering if she can believe her own perceptions. As intrigue turns to danger, she must decide whether there is anyone she can trust, or if it’s time for her to vanish yet again.Continue reading
Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult (Random House, October 2016) From the very first page, I knew that I was in the hands of a master storyteller, one who would effortlessly guide me into the lives of her characters, with … Continue reading
Y is for You. You’ve now had a chance to read twenty-four essays about writing. You’ve had the opportunity to answer questions about every topic, organizing your personal thoughts. … Continue reading
(This is the fortieth installment of Dice Tales, an ongoing series of posts about RPGs as storytelling.) *** I don’t know if people use this term outside of the group I used to LARP with, but I suspect the phenomenon … Continue reading