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Archive for May, 2007

  1. “Infoquake” Nominated for John W. Campbell Award  • 
    Holy auspicious awards, Batman! My debut novel "Infoquake" has been nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for Best Novel!
  2. Revisiting Middle Earth: “The Return of the King”  • 
    A single theme kept running through my head as I read j.R.R. Tolkien's "The Return of the King." It's the way evil acts continually redound to the greater good in the end.
  3. Revisiting Middle Earth: “The Two Towers”  • 
    Many people who read "The Lord of the Rings" falter somewhere in "The Two Towers," and that's perfectly understandable. It's a difficult book about moral choice and the temptations of good and evil.
  4. Hacked (And Not in That Cool Cyberpunk Kind of Way)  • 
    If you tried to visit my blog and/or my website this morning — or tried to read any of the feeds — you were likely greeted by a string of gibberish. (I mean, more gibberish than you usually find here.) If you were using an older browser or a browser with ludicrously bad security settings, […]
  5. Revisiting Middle Earth: “The Fellowship of the Ring”  • 
    Ideally one should write about the three books of The Lord of the Rings as a unit, since that’s the way J.R.R. Tolkien wrote them. It was the publisher’s decision to split the novel into three parts, a decision that the author only grudgingly accepted. He wanted LOTR published in six parts, with book 1 […]
  6. Revisiting Middle Earth: “The Hobbit”  • 
    J.R.R. Tolkien’s Silmarillion contains a beautiful depiction of the world’s creation through music by Eru Il├║vatar and his choir of Ainur. It has passionate love stories, an Oedipal tale of woe, and theological conundrums aplenty. The Hobbit, by contrast, contains: A character who invents the game of golf by knocking the head of the goblin […]
  7. Revisiting Middle Earth: “The Silmarillion”  • 
    After finishing up MultiReal (for the time being, at any rate), I felt that I needed to immerse myself in something familiar. Something classic. And so I decided to re-read J.R.R. Tolkien’s books on Middle Earth chronologically from start to finish, from The Silmarillion to Return of the King with a pitstop at the newly […]