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Non-Fiction I'm Enjoying, and You Might Too

I love’s me some non-fiction. These are a few books that rocked me world. I thought you might enjoy them as well. As you can see, most focus on material that might interest aspiring fantasy authors.

Cohen, Richard. By the Sword : A History of Gladiators, Musketeers, Samurai, Swashbucklers, and Olympic Champions. Modern Library, 2003.

Colum, Padraic. Nordic Gods and Heroes. Dover Publications, 1996.

Diamond, Jared. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies. New York, NY:W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1999.

Freeman, Charles. The Closing of the Western Mind : The Rise of Faith and the Fall of Reason. Vintage Press, 2005.

Manchester, William. A World Lit Only by Fire : The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance – Portrait of an Age. Q-Mart, 1992.

Sagan, Carl. The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark. Ballantine Books, 1997.

Non-Fiction Glasses

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Lou is an Ennie award-winning game designer and author of Club Anyone, a neonpunk novel set in the acclaimed Interface Zero game world, coming soon from WordFire Press. Words Like Bullets is his blog on writing, the writing life, and what's new with Lou. You can receive these blog posts direct to your inbox by subscribing to Lou News or just learn more about Lou at

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