By Aidan Moher

Science fiction, fantasy, and retro gaming from Hugo Award-winner Aidan Moher.

Science fiction, fantasy, and retro gaming from Hugo Award-winner Aidan Moher.

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Fight, Magic, Items is out now!

Spend all that hard-earned G wherever books are sold


Astrolabe 26: Prerelease jitters, a paper-thin debut, and gaming's greatest innovators

I've been covering books as a critic and journalist for nearly half my life—ever since I opened my blog A Dribble of Ink with a review of Terry Brooks' The Elves of Cintra way back in 2007. I've seen every angle of the publicity cycle, I've received a million…


Fight, Magic, Items updates—Signed preorders, an io9 excerpt, and more!

io9 has an exclusive excerpt, Munro's has signed copies, has an interview, and I've got an AMA!


Astrolabe 25: Why I'm not gonna write about The Rings of Power

Plus a polygonal curse and several tomorrows


Cordelia’s Honor is Thrilling, Intelligent SF from a Genre Grandmaster

Keep your friends close, your enemies closer, and Cordelia Naismith closest of all.


Fight, Magic, Items has a shiny new website!

Fight, Magic, Items, Preorder


Fight, Magic, Items review copies now available!

It's starting to feel like a real book!


Astrolabe 24: You play. I play. Cosplay.

The history of cosplay, a tumultuous legend, and some monster kids in your pocket


Short story drop: "Grandmother Kills Massive River Drake After It Ate Her Goat"

"You ever been bit by a river drake? No? Me neither. Fell on that drake like a valkyrie during killin' season."


My Dungeons & Dragons story "Dame Beatrix J. Delacroix III's Guide For Training Your New Beholder" is out now!

Get it through your favourite book retailer or LGS!


Astrolabe 23: Don't wait, read.

Radical dreams, diverse books, and a map that can remake the world.


Astrolabe 22: What can Nintendo learn from Elden Ring?

Plus Live-a-Live, a graphic novel recommendation, and the ethos of pixel art


Check out the cover for "Fight, Magic, Items" at Nerdist!

Plus a Q&A with artist Sara Alfageeh!


Love Japanese RPGs? Join my "Fight, Magic, Items" community on Twitter!

Over on Twitter, I've launched a new companion "community" for my upcoming book, FIGHT, MAGIC, ITEMS, as a place to continue the conversation about JRPGs and the people who made them. More than just being a platform for promoting the book, I'd like this to be…


I sold a book! Announcing "Fight, Magic, Items: The History of Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, and the Rise of Japanese RPGs in the West" (Running Press // October, 2022)

Join me in the Epoch on this journey back through the history of Japanese RPGs.


Why We Still Read Lord of the Rings

I *love* J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. But, why?


I wrote a thing! Check out "The Pixel Art Revolution Will Be Televised" on Wired

How retro blocks overtook 3D gaming to win the hearts of modern players.


Hey! I'm eligible for "Best Fan Writer" this year, so here's my eligibility post

Let's look back on what I did in 2021


Astrolabe 21: Why does everyone think writing's easy?

Why does everyone think writing is easy? LTTP delves deep with Super Metroid, and Terry Brooks's Child of Light turns a new page


Behold! I wrote a Dungeons & Dragons

"Dame Beatrice J. Delacroix III's Guide for Training Your New Beholder" is coming next year from Running Press and Wizards of the Coast!