Author Archives: Rawle Nyanzi

Jeffro Johnson Critiques with an Iron Fist

Seriously, why aren’t you all on Jeffro Johnson’s Google+ yet? Great discussions of sci-fi and fantasy take place there on a regular basis, all from a prespective you don’t typically see in the SF/F critical space. Come on and join … Continue reading

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Castalia House Post: Sudden Rescue (review)

At the Castalia House blog, I review my Twitter buddy Jon Mollison’s new book, Sudden Rescue. It’s a fast-moving tale of a space trucker and his lovely princess; any sci-fi fan would enjoy it.

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Iron Fist: Results

I have completed my viewing of the Marvel Netflix series Iron Fist. The show proved to be quite entertaining and dramatic, with lots of neat twists and turns, as well as several places where it surprised me and caught me … Continue reading

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Iron Fist: A Hypothesis

Inspired by Jeffro Johnson’s episode-by-episode reports on the Marvel Netflix series Iron Fist, I have decided to undertake a similar project: I will make several predictions about how the series will turn out, then make another post detailing how many … Continue reading

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Guardians of the Galaxy: The Anti-Rangers

The 2014 film Guardians of the Galaxy serves as the perfect counterpoint to the recent Power Rangers movie. It succeeds everywhere Rangers failed, but it does slip up in the one place Rangers succeeded.

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Manufactured Heroes: The Case of the Power Rangers

As I wrote yesterday, male/female interchangeability is the default form of characterization in modern fantastical fiction, especially action adventures. It doesn’t matter whether it’s live-action film, video games, or anime and manga — wherever you have action adventure, you must … Continue reading

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Meditations on Male/Female Interchangeability

NOTE: I spoil Power Rangers 2017 a little bit. So I was at the movies earlier today to watch the new Power Rangers movie. I heard it was an okay movie, and I liked Power Rangers as a kid, so … Continue reading

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Star Realms: Role Reversal Run

STAR REALMS: ROLE REVERSAL RUN IMPORTANT: I spoil the book under discussion here. Also, I bear absolutely no ill will towards Jon del Arroz at all and fully respect him as an author and a fellow human being. From the … Continue reading

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Castalia House Post: Rescue Run

At the Castalia House blog, I review Star Realms: Rescue Run, a novel by Jon del Arroz, a Twitter buddy of mine. Read the review here.

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A Good Game Master Must Read

This morning, I read a post by Alex Kimball over at the Castalia House blog. In it, he describes how he ran a tabletop RPG campaign off of a short story from the 1940s and along the way developed a … Continue reading

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