How many covers are too many?

Last autumn to coincide with the release of Fellowship of the Ring in the theaters Del Rey and Houghton Mifflin rereleased the Lord of the Rings trilogy in hardcover, mass market, and trade paperback editions with photo covers of images taken from the film. This autumn, to coincide with the upcoming film release of TheContinue reading “How many covers are too many?”

Recent Ramblings

Pocket’s Strange New Worlds contest for this year closes on Tuesday, and I made four submissions this year. I liked this year’s batch of stories. One I’ve mentioned before, about Wesley Crusher and the man he replaced at the Enterprise-D’s conn. Another was about Robin Lefler and her nightmares. The third story was about EzriContinue reading “Recent Ramblings”

On the Christmas Round-Up

Ah, Christmas. It’s over. I think I can breathe now. What an incredible Christmas! At Electronics Boutique, we would do as much in a single day as Payless would do in an entire week. There were moments of extreme insanity. I know people keep talking about the terrible recession we’ve found ourselves in, but IContinue reading “On the Christmas Round-Up”

On Middle-Earth Nomenclature

Discover thy name as a…. Hobbit Elf Dwarf Orc Or, discover who (or what) you were in a past life in Middle-Earth. For myself, I was: Bilbo Millbanks from Yale (as a Hobbit). Arhis (though some records list me as Arhision) as an Elf. Báin Loreboot (as a Dwarf, naturally). Grishalûk the Atrocious (my OrcContinue reading “On Middle-Earth Nomenclature”