The Role of Books

In addition to collecting such reviews as I post directly to this site, I’m hoping (in time) to repost many of the reviews from my columns in Dragon, Amazing Stories, and elsewhere.  Posts of older material will be backdated to reflect the original publication date of the review in question.

The text of the reviews will appear exactly as it was originally published.  Given the age of much of this material, however, I’m omitting the price and ISBN information that appeared in the original columns.  One other note about the Dragon reviews: for the first year or two, the review column’s title in the magazine was sometimes “The Role of Books” and sometimes “Off the Shelf”.  For purposes of consistency, I’ll be tagging all of these reviews as “role of books”.