Story Updates

I’ve converted ‘Skin Dancing’ and ‘Remembrances’ into the Flash Reader format for easy web-reading. I’ve also posted a never published story called ‘John and Socrates’. I wrote this story for a philosophy class in the…

Ogame Rant

I’ve been playing a text-based online game for several months now called oGame. I enjoyed its minimalistic interface — it was very easy to go in and do a few quick things and then get…

From Mountains of Ice

This is a novel by Lorina Stephens. Full disclosure: I am a member of SFCanada of which Lorina is also a member. I don’t really know, other than through SFCanada’s very interesting discussion list. Overall…

Templates

Templates are text files that can customize the writing environment. Templates What does it do? The user can insert a template into any note. The user can create their own templates (as rich text files)…

Tales of the Talisman Vol 5, Issue 1 Review

The Trouble with Tansy F.T. McKinstry This is a strong fantasy story, concerning a reclusive gardener and the magic disruptions in her garden. Liked it. A Minor Miracle Michelle D. Sonnier This is a cute…

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

I finally rescued this book from my big pile of unread novels. The first novel by author Susanna Clarke, this was an exceptional read. It had been recommended to me by several people, but took…

BioWare-Brent Year 2 (2000 – 2001)

This is the second of ten posts, one for each year that I worked for BioWare. A new engine, is like, new, you know After a short vacation and little basking in pleasure over Baldur…

A Ragman’s Vow – to be reprinted

It looks like a “A Ragman’s Vow” which was originally published in On Spec will be reprinted. I’ll have more details on the magazine that has agreed to republish it once things are finalized and…

Mass Effect Galaxy

Pretty mixed reviews on this one so far. If you don’t know what it is, Mass Effect Galaxy is an iPod Touch / iPhone game made by BioWare and set in the popular Mass Effect…

Building a Shed

So my wife and I built a shed on the weekend. It was a precut package, so on the surface it seemed relatively simple, just a bit of hammering and whatnot, but we needed it…