Monthly Archives: December 2012

The Eternal Champion

I’m a big fan of Michael Moorcock.  He has a great line in pulpy fantasy, wonderfully memorable characters, and his whole approach — “the conventions of fantasy are inherently conservative and reactionary; let’s hippify this shit” — seems entirely laudable.  … Continue reading

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Rite of Passage

This science fiction novel by Alexei Panshin won the Nebula in 1969.  It has a great abstract image, a bubbling yellow-red sphere on a mottled blue-black background, on the cover of my edition, which I only twigged was a representation … Continue reading

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