Author: Jinnayah

Cheapass, RIP?

Cheapass Games's Double-Secret Website implies that Cheapass Games no longer functions; certainly the website no longer functions for actual game-selling. However, some of their games are being sold at another website.

Let’s talk about great Fantasy

To begin, Guy Gavriel Kay‘s Fionavar Tapestry, a trilogy comprising The Summer Tree, The Wandering Fire and The Darkest Road. Kay worked with Christopher Tolkien in compiling The Silmarillion, so he learned from the best. (On occasion when I have said this I have been corrected that this only proves Kay learned from the canon. I stand

Let’s talk about Great Sci Fi II

Today’s topic being Roger Zelazny‘s Lord of Light. I’m going according to my own personal order of precedence: Lord of Light is in my opinion perhaps not the best, but certainly the coolest, thing next to Dune.  It’s by far the best of the few Zelazny works I have read (although “A Rose for Ecclesiastes” is similar enough),

Let’s talk about Great Sci Fi

Because, well, why not? Personally, I am a proper Dune fanatic. Dune is the War and Peace of speculative fiction, and, yes, I say that believing War and Peace is the greatest novel yet written. Dune, too, encompasses everything: War Peace Guerrilla tactics Religion Fanaticism Time Space (tesseracts) Love Death Psychology Compromise Ecology Legend &c…

Of wardrobes and inner wars

Laura Miller‘s The Magician’s Book is a lit-crit-cum-memoir of loving, losing, and making peace with the Chronicles of Narnia. (I have made my way through this book only one third at a time, with one third yet to be read on the next go-round from the library. The second third was quite difficult for me.) Miller read