On My Favorite Short Story

Once upon a time in Lankhmar, City of the Black Toga, in the world of Nehwon, two years after the Year of the Feathered Death, Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser parted their ways. Exactly what caused the tall brawling barbarian and the slim elusive Prince of Thieves to fall out, and the mighty adventuring partnershipContinue reading “On My Favorite Short Story”

On Lankhmar News

I love Fritz Leiber’s Lankhmar stories. Set in the world of Nehwon, these stories follow Fafhrd, a barbarian, and the Gray Mouser, a failed wizard, as they adventure from one side of the world to the other, getting into weird scrapes in their quests for coin, cleavage, and alcohol. When asked what is my favoriteContinue reading “On Lankhmar News”

On Temeraire

I ordered from Amazon’s UK division recently Naomi Novik‘s debut novel, Temeraire, the first book in an alternate history series that posits that alongside Nelson’s Navy and Wellingon’s Army Britain fought the Napoleonic Wars with a dragon Aerial Corps. I was impatient. I could have waited and bought the novel’s American paperback, entitled His Majesty’sContinue reading “On Temeraire”

New Reading Material

I stopped by Waldenbooks this morning and bought a copy of Susanna Clarke’s Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell. I had some Preferred Reader coupons to use and I was curious. It’s received glowing reviews–Neil Gaiman’s pull-quote on the back cover calls it “unquestionably the finest English novel of the fantastic written in the last seventyContinue reading “New Reading Material”