Friday, December 25, 2015
Thursday, December 24, 2015
He would have been 105 years old today. Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser remain two of my all-time favorite sword and sorcery characters. December is quite the month for sword and sorcery author birthdays, with Wagner, Moorcock, and Leiber all falling in a 2 week window. So today, take a moment to remember (and maybe drink a toast to) one of the giants of science fiction and fantasy.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
So, last night my wife and I saw The Force Awakens which I've been looking forward to for a very long time. I remember quite clearly the melancholy that I felt during the opening crawl of Revenge of the Sith, thinking that it was the last time in my life that I would ever see a new Star Wars movie. All that I will say is that the new film did not disappoint. It's not high cinema, it's not Empire (nothing really ever could be), but it's fun and it's Star Wars, and that's quite good enough for me. :-)