Friday, 6 November 2009

Where am I?

...But first, some news from the blogosphere. Over at Atsiko's Chimney, we've got an excellent series on magic systems in fantasy. Although it's aimed at the aspiring writer, there's some truly excellent points for the casual (and serious!) reader as well. Meanwhile, at the University of Fantasy, Parametric's got a number of interesting insights - both on "snowflake syndrome", and on prologues. Over at Fantasy Book News and Reviews, there's a worrying insight into the Kindle e-book process as well.

As for me, I'm writing my review of Terry Pratchett's Unseen Academicals - while finishing up some science fact, namely The Emperor's New Mind. I'm just preparing for a series of Jim Butcher mini-reviews - see my review of Storm Front - and it's raining.

Well, at least one thing is normal.


  1. Some interesting views on magic over there at Atsiko's Chimney. I will have to keep some of the ideas in the back of my mind.

    I am looking forward to your review on Unseen Academicals. This looks really good, as usual for Terry.

  2. Well, Unseen Academicals is coming up today - let me tell you, it's great. I'll also be getting Terry Brooks' latest, A Princess of Landover, reviewed either tomorrow or the day after. :D