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[BOOK REVIEW] Bury Elminster Deep by Ed Greenwood

Genre: Forgotten Realms, Shared World, Dungeons and Dragons, Sword and Sorcery Hardcover: 352 pages Publisher: Wizards of the Coast Publication Date: August 2, 2011 ISBN-10: 0786958154 ISBN-13: 978-0786958153 Author Website: Ed Greenwood Sometimes, an author can write a little too much about a character. Like a child who loves a stuffed animal, the repeated play can wear the fabric and loosen …

[BOOK REVIEW] Foreshadows: The Ghosts of Zero by the Very Us Artists

Foreshadows: The Ghost of Zero is an original shared world anthology with a unique premise. Editors John and Jeff LaSala first asked several musicians to create compositions that would fit appropriately into a cyberpunk world. Then, the editors asked a variety of authors (many of whom have significant experience working in shared worlds) to write …

Book Review: Elminster Must Die by Ed Greenwood

My review of Elminster Must Die by Ed Greenwood, the first Elminster tale in ten years, is now available for reading at Sacramento Book Review. Short, short version: Great if you are familiar with Elminster, not so good if you aren’t. And pre-Spellplague purists will hate it.

THE WORLDS THAT OUTGREW THEIR STORIES: Two Roads to Intellectual Property Success

If you’ve been even dimly aware of the world around you for at least the last decade or so, you’ve probably heard the term “intellectual property” bandied about. If you haven’t, or aren’t sure what it means, an intellectual property, as defined by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) “relates to items of information or …