Anatomy of a Villain: Cypher

Sometimes, even with the most beloved antagonists, we’re left with motivations that are little more than “spoil the protagonist’s goals,” or “destroy the world,” or even more generally, “be evil.” Remember the last movie villain who had a memorable motivation beyond simple revenge, conquest, insanity, or destruction? Too many of these bad guys exist as […]

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“On Basilisk Station” Review

If empathic alien cats, space navies, and starships going broadsides with one another sounds like a good time, check out the 1993 science fiction novel On Basilisk Station by David Weber. This is the first of his Honor Harrington series, which has been recommended to me several times and I’ve just now read the first […]

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