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An Interview With Simon Loxley

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Bibliofile: 遺書と地下聖堂

The Mummy, the Will, and the Crypt (by Hiroyuki Yamada)
We were going through the archives this weekend and we came across our Japanese file, which turned out to only be a few notes about the Japanese editions of the books published a few years ago.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Jacket Whys: Swirls and Light

Grimoire: Tracked by Terror
We found recent commentary about the "ever-growing trend toward the exclusive use of photo-shopped images on kids’ book covers." The author cites four examples, including Brad Strickland's Grimoire: Tracked by Terror (2007):

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Memoriam: Gary Gygax

Gary Gygax
The father of role-playing games and the co-founder of Dungeons & Dragons, Gary Gygax, has died. Gygax, along with Dave Arneson, created the long-popular fantasy game in 1974 which is estimated to have been played by 20 Million people.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

The Cons of Film Adaptations

Film commentary
First...this is nice...someone put together a presentation about “the guy" who wrote House.  Perhaps they were thinking of Ron Bellairs.  Second, speaking of “Ron" and that aborted project, here’s a bit of commentary on making House into a movie. They say don't.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Just Call Me Angel of the Mourning

Weeping Angel
According to this post, The Doom of the Haunted Opera contains a “weeping angel.” At first we wondered if this was a type of the statues Lewis sees in the cemetery.  You may recall in The House with a Clock in its Walls, Lewis sees gravestones with “weeping women leaning on urns and cupids extinguishing flames [64]”.