Star Trek Memories – A British perspective.

The death of Leonard Nimoy yesterday reminded me of what I liked when I first saw Star Trek. As a tribute, I thought I would try and say how important the series was to me when I was younger.    ——————————————- Some memories stay with you for all of your life, and they can be...

The Expert vs. The Bumpkin: On Genre Exposition and Reader Expectations by Harry Connolly

Let’s put Harry Dresden and Frodo Baggins next to each other. (No, seriously. Let’s.) At the beginning of their respective series, they don’t have a lot in common: They’re male. They’re good people. They both have an extraordinary ability to persevere in the face of terrible adversity. The rest is contrast. One is personally powerful...