A collection of essays I have written on various works of science fictionwritten when I was a sophomore in high school, it does show its age, but is still interesting to compare and contrast my level of appreciation of the work at the time to a more mature understanding of itSpeculations on the development of the character of Kynes in the Dune novelsSpeculations on the relationship of Stilgar the Naib of Sietch Tabr to the Kynes family in the Dune novels.An essay on the Sime~Gen Universe of Jacqueline Lichtenbergan examination of the fictional language of Jacqueline Lichtenberg's Sime~Gen Universe in light of the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesislinguistic analysis of the fictional language of the mri in C. J. Cherryh's Faded Sun trilogy.linguistic analysis of the fictional language of the Dol'jharians, villains of the Exordium series by Sherwood Smith and Dave TrowbridgeWhen the promised sequel to Drakon failed to appear, a lot of people wanted to know what had gone wrongoriginally written after the publication of The Goblet of Firealas, but it's not nearly as fun as Mark Twain's wonderful skewering of the literary sins of James Fenimore Cooper.
BibliographiesBooks and stories on particular themes in science fiction and fantasy.The light has gone out on the City on the Hill. This particular subset of dystopian fiction focuses on worlds in which the United States has taken a wrong turn and instead of being a bastion of freedom and a beacon of hope for the rest of the world, it has become an oppressor within and often a bully without.Works in which the Russian Revolution was averted altogether, or perhaps the fall of the Soviet Union resulted in the restoration of the monarchy rather than a republic as a successor state
ReviewsA review site I maintain, and its associated blog on which I discuss the news of the science fiction publishing world.
Last updated October 19, 2012