Tag: storytelling

  • The Old E.U.

    The Old E.U.

    So anyway: I re-read the Timothy Zahn Heir to the Empire trilogy. I last read them in the ’90s when they came out; I found three fusty paperbacks (because I am obsessed with fusty paperbacks) of the vintage that once lined the shelves of every male nerd of my generation, and consumed ’em one-two-three on…

  • Diamond slot formation

    Diamond slot formation

    I’ve no idea if the BBC’s adaptation of His Dark Materials got a substantial injection of budget for its third (and final) season. The series is suddenly able to commit to visuals that were frustratingly missing or inconsistent in the first two years. Daemons are now onscreen almost as much as their human counterparts. Harpies…