Bret Devereaux has another historical analysis of war in Tolkienian realms. Like all the others he’s done in this series, it’s totally fascinating, nerd-accessible, and also contains this wonderful graphic.
Give it a read!
Due to a very generous tip from some people who really oughtn’t’ve, I was able to hit up a bookstore that has been on my list for a long time. So we’re looking at:
- Agent of Chaos – Norman Spinrad (never heard of it, looks interesting)
- The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien (Needed an extra copy since I’m giving my illustrated edition to my niece. Have offered it to one of the other interns who inexplicably likes the movie.)
- The Star Kings – Edmund Hamilton (Don’t have)
- Great Science Fiction Adventures – Edmund Hamilton anthology (Don’t have)
- The Star of Life – Edmund Hamilton (Don’t have)
- The Ginger Star – Leigh Brackett (Never, um, finished)
- Roadmarks – Roger Zelazny (Didn’t have)
- Warriors of Blood and Dream – Zelazny-edited anthology (It’s got Zelazny’s name on it, it ought to be good, right?)
- A Wizard in Bedlam – Christopher Stasheff (Sometimes you just want to spend time with your old friends.)
At least some SF book reviews to appear shortly!