Category Archives: Tributes and Reviews

Thoughts on Clan of the Cave Bear

Yesterday, I overheard two strangers talking in a parking lot. “….there’s this group of Neanderthals, and they take in a young Cro-Magnon girl, and….” And right away I knew what they were talking about. Clan of the Cave Bear, by … Continue reading

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Of Apes, Rocks, and Themes

I’m obviously not the first person to have written a novel set partially or wholly among our inhuman ancestors. One of the things that told me I was on the right track with Rose, that the book could, in fact, … Continue reading

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Of Gods and Monsters

First of all, Gods and Monsters is the name of an excellent movie I saw years ago that has nothing to do with this post. Credit where credit is due. What I really want to talk about right now is … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Go Set a Watchmen

I read Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman last night. I do that–read books essentially in one sitting. I am a fast reader, but not so fast that I didn’t stay up until three AM with the book. I’m not … Continue reading

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The Importance of Reviews

I never thought much about book reviews before. I mean, I read them, but I’d never heard an author say anything about them other than how important it is not to let bad reviews get you down. It always sounded … Continue reading

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If Heaven Can Spare You

So, a couple of days ago, Leonard Nimoy died. I didn’t know him personally, nor do I know much about him. Like most other Americans, the one I know well is Spock. Does playing Spock qualify Nimoy as a great … Continue reading

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