The Mad Scientists’ Club

Bertrand R. Brinley lived a fascinating life. I suggest that readers read this article (written by his son) before proceeding. I think that it will help give some insight into the things that I must say. In short, Brinley’s early life was not dissimilar to that of Louisa May Alcott’s. After a peripatetic childhood (I … Continue reading The Mad Scientists’ Club

100 Cupboards: American Magician’s Nephew

"They (the books) are scary, because the world is scary. This is a scary place. If you want to raise weaklings and who fold the first time they meet an obstacle then give them hero stories that never face a real obstacle... (instead) you want to read about people who are actually facing intense challenges … Continue reading 100 Cupboards: American Magician’s Nephew