Been a while since I posted a book review on this blog dedicated to book reviews. I've been distracted with other projects. But I just finished reading Lesser Evils, which is the sequel to Brimstone Angels, which I read just before starting Lesser Evils. These are the first two books in a series set in a Dungeons and Dragons universe, centered around a young woman who made a pact with a devil. Whatever you do, don't tell the 1980's parents' groups.
Monday, June 3, 2013
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Lately, I've found myself thinking about morality, and how people process the idea. I'm particularly interested in how, in a fictional context, the setting of the work can impact the moral decisions. This is an interesting subject because both audiences and creators have a tendency to examine the morality of Fantasy and SciFi characters through the lens of our own world, and I think this does a disservice to the moral quandaries these characters face. Let's take a look at a couple moral dilemmas in speculative settings and examine how we would react in our own world, and how the characters should react in theirs.