Gimbling in the Wabe – In Praise of Difficult Genre Fiction

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Recently, I was fortunate to read, in close succession, three masterful works in the science fiction/fantasy genre that I would deem “difficult”. Now, before I go any further, please realize that in this application, I do not associate difficult with anything negative.  Rather, I see difficult as an exciting challenge to be met rather than [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – A Baker’s Dozen of My Favorite Books of 2014

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If tasked with assembling a single shelf of books from 2014 that I most wanted to keep close by, these would be the books that made the cut. They aren’t necessarily the “best” books of 2014 – they aren’t all award winning or critically acclaimed or best sellers.  What they are, though, are the books [….]