Not too long ago, I wrote a list of modern fantasy books that everyone should be reading. I considered adding Patrick Rothfuss’s first book in the King Killer Chronicles, The Name of the Wind, to the list, but I simply couldn’t justify it. The prose was acceptable but not outstanding, and the plot was interesting but not mesmerizing. However, thanks to a friend’s urging, I stuck with it, and as I’ve read the second book in the series, The Wise Man’s Fear, I find my opinion of Rothfuss’s merits as an author completely changing. I think that Patrick Rothfuss is a modern author to be read and used as a model for both new writers and modern published authors–as well as being really cool to fans who accidentally bump into him at conventions and lose all their words.
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On this episode, Andrew and Tracy share their experience from Phoenix Comicon, as well as a cold (fortunately, this is not shared with you). The staff talk comics, creators, their overall views of the convention as well as some highlights.
Syndicate Press (Kyle Stephens)
A few months ago, I attended a convention panel on the resurgence of the anthology in which the panelists asked attendees what motivated them to buy anthologies. Answers ranged from famous contributors, to well-known serial publications, such as L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future. This highlights a huge problem that I see in anthology collections: it is difficult to page through them and purchase them on a whim.