The Stealer of Souls Reviewed

According to my quick, back of the envelope calculations, Michael Moorcock must have been around twenty-one years old when he started writing this book. It doesn’t show. For the few of you who have not heard of it, Stealer of Souls is the first book in the Elric series, which follows the adventures of Moorcock’s […]

Only in Silence the Word

Sadly, Ursula Le Guin is dead. I always loved her work and would have written about it today, except that I am once again laid low by flu. Instead, I am just going to reprint what I wrote about A Wizard of Earthsea a couple of years back. That final quoted verse seems even more […]

Playing Symbaroum

A couple of weeks ago I played Symbaroum for the first time. I had never heard of the game, had no idea of what it was about and quite honestly would have preferred to play something else. One of the options originally floated had been Adventures in Middle Earth, a game I am keen on, […]

Guild Wars 2 Revisited

I recently started playing Guild Wars 2 again after a long layoff. The announcement of Path of Fire, the new expansion, due September 22nd, got my attention. Since I last logged in a few years back, there has been a new expansion, Heart of Thorns. When it was announced, I was not too thrilled. The […]