planetary romance

Sword & Planet

Discussions of what is and what is not Sword & Sorcery can be a thorny proposition. On the one hand S&S is largely no different than epic Fantasy (ala Tolkien) except in scope or tone. On the other side is a branch of Science Fantasy known as Sword & Planet, and to many is called […]

Book Review: Ventus by Karl Schroeder

Ventus by Karl Schroeder, 2001 $7.59 (Kindle) Amazon I picked up Ventus awhile back because I enjoyed the author’s other work, Permanence, but didn’t get around to reading it until my wife and I went on an anniversary vacation (yes, we read on our vacations, we’re just that nerdy). Ventus offers a very interesting story […]