HBO’s Game of Thrones: “House of Black and White” (S5E2)

WARNING: As usual I play fast and loose with spoilers, so if you aren't caught up on the TV series AND books (including the Winds of Winter sample chapters) you may want to sit this one...

Rolling Stone’s “Top Sci-Fi Movies” Mostly Aren’t Sci-Fi

"Rolling Stone" released their list of the Top 50 Sci-Fi Movies of the 1970's, and some of the top choices have met controversy--but for the wrong reasons, considering how many of them aren't even science fiction.

Game of Thrones: Mother’s Mercy

Read on and you may encounter spoilers from the show, the books, Winds of Winter sample chapters, and fan theories. You have been warned. Okay, for starters: We can all agree that Season Five was...

HBO’s Game of Thrones: Family, Honor, and Legacy in Westeros

One of the most interesting themes of HBO's series through Season Four is how family and legacy play in the lives of the characters, and particularly how Ned Stark's choices continue to impact his surviving family.

HBO’s Game of Thrones: Oathkeeper

Oathkeeper is an ironic title for an episode that so boldly abandoned the novels, and may have (surprise!) dropped a major spoiler on readers waiting for the next of Martin's novels.

Game of Thrones: Further Thoughts on “That Scene”

Since I wrote up my thoughts on the most recent episode, a lot more has been written about “that scene,” and I wanted to follow up with a little more.

HBO’s Game of Thrones: “The Children”

Sunday's episode was 66 minutes of incredible television, and in my view probably the best all-around episode the show has ever done. It also made numerous significant departures from the books, in my view largely for the better--aside from one conspicuous absence.

HBO’s Game of Thrones and the Purple Wedding

Watching Episode 2 of Game of Thrones' Fourth Season left me annoyed that a favorite part of the books had been cut out--until the Internet reassured me that it was all there. I just had to look closer.

Halloween photo, belated

Low-key Halloween this year, what with moving just a few days earlier. Still, pretty proud of our costume choices: White Walker, Texas Ranger and Sia's unnamed avatar.

The Graveyard Slot (an excerpt)

With just a few days remain to pre-order Black Chaos, the new zombie anthology from Big Pulp, I'm sharing the first few pages of my story THE GRAVEYARD SLOT, which you can read in full by ordering!

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