Mad Tinker’s Daughter by J.S. Morin

Relying more on nuance than gross difference to separate cultures and places, Morin creates a world that is both obviously not our own and immediately recognisable as real. While this novel does not skimp on either action or fantastical technologies, it is also strongly founded in character and not novelty. Rynn lives in a world … Continue reading Mad Tinker’s Daughter by J.S. Morin

Fantasy Magic II – Lacking in Chemistry

Following on from last week's discussion of the possible boundaries between religion and magic and the impact it might have on a fantasy world, I am moving on to the boundaries between magic and science. A distinction both more immediately obvious and harder than that with religion. Just as a cleric and a spirit magician … Continue reading Fantasy Magic II – Lacking in Chemistry

New mouth found to reduce stress levels after strenuous exercise

I received the above comment a few days ago. Cynics might suggest that it is the product of an automated system, empty in time and space and meaning, but I choose to look at it as hand-crafted to match the demographic of my audience after an exhaustive study which identified me as a top influencer. … Continue reading New mouth found to reduce stress levels after strenuous exercise