Category Archives: Reviews

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Master of Horror Lecture Series (October 2019)

Master of Horror lectures throughout the month of October at several Mid-Continent Public Library locations around Kansas City.  The lecturer is Roberta Park, who also happens to be President of the Tolkien Society of Kansas City. Synopsis:  Horror author H.P. … Continue reading

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This Week in Middle-earth

A year ago today, I attended my first Tolkien Studies conference, hosted by the Tolkien Society of Kansas City at Park University.  I even helped re-enact the scene where Frodo is wounded by the Witch-king (I played the part of … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Ghost in the Shell (2017) 2.5 stars

Ghost in the Shell Released: March 31, 2017 (US) Director: Rupert Sanders Watched: 10/2/2019 (via Hulu and SyFy) Rating: 2-2.5 stars Synopsis (from IMDB): In the near future, Major Mira Killian is the first of her kind: A human saved … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Born of Hope (4 stars)

Born of Hope: The Ring of Barahir Release date: December 1, 2009 Director/Producer: Kate Madison Official Website: http://www.bornofhope.com/ Watched: late September 2019 My rating: 4 out of 5 stars I stumbled across this fan film last week while researching (translation: … Continue reading

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Reading the 1944 Retro Hugo Finalists

My reading list for the next several weeks, thanks to the recently announced finalists for the Retrospective Hugo Awards.  Or rather I should say my scavenger hunt because finding some of these stories will be challenging. Update 7/4/2019: Happy Independence … Continue reading

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Recipe Review: Calzones (4 stars)

Almost two weeks into the new year and we finally saw some snow.  So, I spent the entire weekend doing indoor activities (except for that one time I went out and shoveled the heavy wet perfect-for-snowman-making white stuff off of … Continue reading

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More on Mass Market Paperbacks aka One Book That Ruled Them All

I just checked my email and received an eblast from Tor.Com (one of my favorite publishers) which included the article below, which expands on my less-well-researched post from yesterday.   ONE BOOK TO RULE THEM ALL How The Lord of the … Continue reading

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