The Chili Principle

Today, for complex procedural reasons, I was called upon to arbitrate a cooking competition. (I know, crazy, right?) For the sake of simplicity, we’ll say it was a chili cook-off. Everyone has been to one of those, yes? Or, at least, heard of the concept? Two men and a woman entered the cook-off. Over the … Continue reading The Chili Principle

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The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson

For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? That is the question Baru Cormorant must answer when her homeland is conquered by the Empire of Masks, also known as the Masquerade. Foreign invasion is a popular theme in fiction. In fantasy fiction, there are swords and … Continue reading The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson

The Daniel Blackland Series, by Greg van Eekhout

Welcome to an alternate Southern California, where magic works through consuming the flesh and bones of magical creatures, or other magicians, called osteomancy. Where the United States is a separate territory from the Hierarchies of California, and SoCal is ruled by terror. Daniel Blackland is the son of one the realms most powerful osteomancers, Sebastian … Continue reading The Daniel Blackland Series, by Greg van Eekhout