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    Ashland, Ky
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    Being married to my beautiful wife. Writing. Fantasy. Urban Fantasy. Horror. You know, the usual.

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  1. C.T. Phipps

    May - Reading 2018 - Have another?

    I just read CRYSTAL LAKE MEMORIES: THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF FRIDAY THE 13TH. I'm now reading Blackwing by Ed McDonald.
  2. I assumed he was just asking for books that had a cinematic television-esque feel.
  4. GRIMDARK MAGAZINE posted my essay, "Is the First Law Trilogy the anti-Lord of the Rings?" http://www.grimdarkmagazine.com/first-law-trilogy-anti-lord-of-the-rings/
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    The Vorkosigan Saga by Lois McMaster Bujold

    My headcanon until proven otherwise is the existence of the Athosians will result in a lot more understanding and peace than if the Cetas had gotten psychic powers. The ultimate diplomats.
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    The Vorkosigan Saga by Lois McMaster Bujold

    I really love these books but I think they have some serious issues in their portrayal that boils down to acceptance of the class differences in the setting. Part of that probably comes from Miles but I wish we had more Cordelia shaking the pear tree about the problems involved. For example, Barrayar treats the people of Komarr better than they treat their own peasants which is shown as a justification of why it's okay for Komarr to be subjects. Except, why the hell is it a good thing? I feel like the peasants of Komarr get the short end of the stick in this. I also felt like Lois Bujold was a little softer on the Cetagandans more than she should have been. She had a lot of interest in transhumanism but the system of them is that they're creating permanent slave casts of genetically engineered subhumans. That's not a new idea, it's a very old idea and I think by humanizing them--she actually made them worse. Mind you, I absolutely loved Ethan of Athos which dealt with a similar twisted topic.
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    Comics XIII

    I hate the fact I discovered Gwenpool as soon as it was cancelled.
  8. Reverend Stryker in God Loves, God Kills.
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    March 2018 reads: share your latest books read

    CAPED: THE OMEGA SUPERHERO and THE SUPERHERO DETECTIVE by Darius Brasher. Love both these books and very much am enjoying these two series set in a superhero world where the superheroes are assholes but for the protagonists. Bad guys are still bad but it turns out fame and power don't make you all that moral. Good independent fiction.
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    Young Adult Books: Discuss!

    I recommend everyone check out the DON'T TELL MY PARENTS I'M A SUPERVILLAIN series.
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    Comics XIII

    I think it's kind of terrible. It's got decent enough ideas, at least better than Before Watchmen, but I'm trying to figure out the point. Also, this stuff should be in the mainstream books.
  12. Mind you, my interpretation of Old Testament God is a guy with surprising little conviction in his pronouncements. Dude gets argued with and negotiates A LOT.
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    Amazing Book Deals V.2

    Audible is having a "1st in a series" sale with lots of great authors available for just $5 on audiobook. Now's the time to pick them up. https://www.audible.com/ep/FirstInSeries2018 My book, THE RULES OF SUPERVILLAINY, is one of the ones featured. https://www.audible.com/pd/Fiction/The-Rules-of-Supervillainy-Audiobook/B016X128EK
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    Andrzej Sapkowski II

    I love Ciri to death but she's suicidal and kind of stupid at various points in her life. Rarely is a heroine suffering PTSD and also a person who committed war crimes as a teenager.