In the Pit is a comic book about gamers penned by some of the folks behind Eden Studios, the company that brought us the All Flesh Must Be Eaten and Buffy the Vampire Slayer RPGs. It takes place in a comic book store crawling with a not-unfamiliar cast of dysfunctional misfits, each more eccentric than the last.
Dennis is serializing excerpts from his Delta Green novel Through a Glass Darkly. This link is for part 11; you can find the rest of his posts in the "Delta Green" archive on the blog. Read the full story.
A rundown of what editor Ken Newquist is reading this month, including Stephen King's Wizard and Glass, the re-launched Dragon and Dungeon magazines, and Joss Whedon's run on Astonishing X-Men.
I first read Robert Jordan's The Eye of the World six years ago when I was near the top of our own world. My wife and I were hiking outside of Fairbanks, Alaska, and on a clear day, you could see the Artic Circle from the top of the ridges we were walking along.
Eye of the World, the first book in Jordan's epic (the unkind might say bloated) Wheel of Time series, was my umbilical to the geek world left behind when we boarded the plane back in Allentown, Pa. Hiking through the endless Alaskan day provided an overly-realistic backdrop for my reading -- it was all too easy to empathize with Rand Al'Thor and his band of refuges fleeing evil in the Two Rivers when my own feet ached from a day's hard hiking.