LibertyCon: Post Mortem

Take several hundred science fiction fans. Season with pancakes and booze. And wait.LibertyCon superseded all of my expectations. I made several (doubtless) lifelong friends, met some incredibly talented people, and collected books and art that are now firmly established in my pantheon of Favorite Things. Unlike Oprah, my faves are affordable,…

How To Ruin Outlander: A Primer

Let's talk about the formula for genius. 1) It isn't a formula.2) Diana Gabaldon's genius rests in her dialogue.3) Claire and Jamie's relationship is deepened through dialogue.Another bit of uncomfortable math:There are thousands of good books. There are few great ones. The distinction between good and great can be a whisper. Removing the…