Half Price Book Raid

I stripped my shelves of dozens of books, and afterward they were still crammed, and I still had stacks on my table and headboard. It was a painful, difficult task. I would look at all my fantasy books and immediately find them all to be priceless. I would look at all my books written before … Continue reading Half Price Book Raid

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Myst-Making: The Art of Sub-creation in “Myst: The book of Atrus”

[N.B. Though I do discuss the themes of the book in a detailed manner, I have included no real plot spoilers.] The incarnate mind, the tongue, and the tale are in our world coeval. The human mind, endowed with the powers of generalization and abstraction, sees not only green-grass, discriminating it from other things (and … Continue reading Myst-Making: The Art of Sub-creation in “Myst: The book of Atrus”

Book Review: “Myst: The Book of Atrus” by Rand and Robyn Miller, with David Wingrove

Title: Myst: The Book of Atrus Series: followed by The Book of Ti’ana (a prequel) and The Book of D’ni based on the mythology of the Myst computer games. Author: Rand and Robyn Miller, with David Wingrove Pages: 286 Published: 1995 by Cyan, Inc. Spoiler-free Synopsis: “These pages are your link to the story of … Continue reading Book Review: “Myst: The Book of Atrus” by Rand and Robyn Miller, with David Wingrove

100th Post! Also, what’s coming up

Ta-da! This is my 100th post since The Warden's Walk went online in November of 2010. It has been visited 15,214 times since then, has 23 active subscribers, and, I hope, has been of good use and interest to all of you. [EDIT: Also, I am trying out a new theme -- that is, appearance … Continue reading 100th Post! Also, what’s coming up

The Joys of Booksale-Raiding

With the closure of the Borders nearest to me, my local library remains as my only source of physical books. So whenever it has one of its three annual book sales, I hightail it over to peruse the cheap and used merchandise. In the past I’ve picked up some gems like George MacDonald’s Lilith, Lord … Continue reading The Joys of Booksale-Raiding