Author Archives: Rawle Nyanzi

A Civil Conversation on Twitter about Books

While looking through my Google+ feed, a tweet by Twitter user @quartzen was brought to my attention (archive here.) Featured SF display at my local B&N yesterday- one white female author, the rest white men, so many duplicate authors and … Continue reading

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Filler of Gor (Nomads of Gor — Review)

My reviews of Gorean Saga books 1-3 can be found here. Recently, I finished Nomads of Gor, the fourth book in the controversial Gorean Saga, and I have to say that it’s a colossal letdown. There is far too much … Continue reading

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My Thoughts on Batman & Harley Quinn

With a friend, I ended up watching the recently released Batman & Harley Quinn. I had heard of the complaints about Harley Quinn’s character, but I ignored them and looked at it anyway, since they complain about sexy female characters … Continue reading

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Don’t Pay for Free-to-Play, or What Fire Emblem Heroes Does Right

NOTE: I am not being paid to write this. I’m just a fan of both Avengers Alliance and Fire Emblem Heroes. Once upon a time, there was a Facebook game called Avengers Alliance. It was a game of RPG-style battles … Continue reading

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Why There Are So Many Fighting Females

The Action Girl — a female hero or villain who physically fights — is a common and beloved trope throughout all of popular culture. However, it is also somewhat unrealistic, for the average man is stronger than the average woman. … Continue reading

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The Kevyn Winkless Master Formula

NOTE: To see the formula image more clearly, open it in a new tab. A social media buddy of mine named Kevyn Winkless had come up with a handy formula (pictured above) for writing flash fiction, a formula I’ve taken … Continue reading

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Reflecting on “Jitteh Dawn,” Ten Years Later

I find it hard to believe it’s been ten years since I released this thing. Jitteh Dawn (Windows, Mac, Linux), a visual novel I made on the Ren’Py engine, is a story about a history geek who seeks an answer … Continue reading

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Just Glue Some Things on It

Misha Burnett, an interesting member of the online book club I’m in, notes that readers of his story in Cirsova Vol. 5 quite enjoy it: I’m rather surprised by how much good ink “In The Gloaming” is getting.  I wrote … Continue reading

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I, the Incorporeal: The Soul in I, the One

WARNING: Spoilers for I, the One. My social media buddy Dominika Lein’s short story I, the One has a very simple premise: a soul named Niman is commanded by an ethereal creature to train a younger soul named Meelik. Unlike … Continue reading

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For Male and Female: A Gender Analysis of For Steam and Country

WARNING: Spoilers ahead for Star Realms: Rescue Run and For Steam and Country; this post assumes you have read both books. Recently, I finished reading my social media buddy Jon Del Arroz’s new book For Steam and Country. This story, … Continue reading

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