Tag Archives: books

George of Thrones

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The Game of Thrones television series concluded this past Sunday, but I won’t be talking about the finale or its quality. (No spoilers follow) Instead, I want to talk about the mastermind behind the entire Game of Thrones phenomenon. Not the actors or showrunners, but the author of the books upon which the show is based, George R.R. Martin. Continue reading

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On Collecting: Books, Ebooks, Movies, and Music

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A lot of people pick sides in the ebook vs. paper book debate, but I’m square in the middle. I use and enjoy both, finding positives and negatives for each. Continue reading

Verisimilitude in Fiction: Books, Movies, and Virtual Reality

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Verisimilitude, or the appearance of being real, is the key to a successful story. It’s what allows one to get completely lost in a narrative and forget it’s a work of fiction. Verisimilitude doesn’t necessarily mean the story must represent the real world as we know it. A story set in a science fiction or fantasy world must also have verisimilitude, or in other words, everything must seem real and believable within the world of the story. While movies may appear to be the more “realistic” medium, I think it may be easier to achieve verisimilitude in books. Continue reading