Three Pound Brain

No bells, just whistling in the dark…

Month: August, 2011


by rsbakker

See, this is the kind of shit I hate. Self-promotion sucks ass. But here I am…

The NPR is asking for votes for the 100 best fantasy and science fiction titles of all time and The Prince of Nothing is on the long list. If you think PoN deserves to be on the final list, you can cast your vote here.

The Wheel of Fantasy

by rsbakker

Definition of the Day – Geek: someone who greases their imagination to avoid the clutches of cool.

E.D. Kain briefly mentions my work in The Atlantic.

According to common wisdom, genre fiction is culturally cyclical: It ebbs and flows in popularity as time alternately burns out various tropes and rejuvenates them. I’m just wondering if this has ever been the case with epic fantasy. It seems to me that it’s cache has continued to grow in lockstep with the economic clout of all us 70’s and 80’s D&D players.

Theories, anyone?

Either way, for someone who has been living in the cult cellar for about a decade, it’s nice to even be acknowledged in a mainstream publication. Once again, I find myself sipping Kool-Aid in the shadow of George!