Review: Masters of Doom by David Kushner

2003’s Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture., by David Kushner, is a biography of id Software’s “Two Johns,” John Romero—the gregarious designer—and John Carmack—the Whiz Kid who’s all about programming. Kushner gives the reader an unprecedented look into the roller coaster world of the 1990’s PC gaming boom. Anyone who has played an id title will get a kick out of knowing what went into making their favorite games, and how oversized egos… Continue »

Review: The Steel Remains by Richard K. Morgan

A decent book overall,Richard K. Morgan’s The Steel Remains adequately blends dark fantasy, with the sex and violence of often found in pulp-ish noir titles. The general plot reminded me a lot of Glen Cook’s current Instrumentality of the Night series. Ancient and presumably evil forces are trying to enter the the same plain of existence as humans and it’s up to a rag-tag hero to stop it. The Steel Remains is chock full of filth, vitriol, and some not… Continue »

Now Open Indigo Bridge Books and Cafe

Indigo Bridge Books and Cafe has finally opened their doors in the Creamery Building at 700 P street, across the hall from Ivanna Cone. I know, Lincoln needs another coffee shop like a hole in the head, but Indigo Bridge is a special place. Aside from being an independent book seller, this is also where you can get some fresh brewed Cultiva Coffee, since they switched to purely roasting at their 15th and South location. Ivy and I stopped in… Continue »