Time for another Chronicle science fiction and fantasy review, now featuring the latest from Patrick Rothfuss, J.R.R. Tolkien and Philip K. Dick.
I more or less had to be talked into covering all three of these titles. The publicist at DAW kept after me until I agreed to at least try the extra-large "The Name of the Wind." I was unaware of "The Children of Hurin" until it showed up at the local Borders (guess Houghton-Mifflin didn't want any SPOILERS! getting out [there's lots of incest!!!!] and so chose to send no advance copies) and then decided that reviewing it was obligatory. The Dick collection isn't new work, but my editor convinced me that I should discuss it. I just hope the folks at Making Light don't make fun of me, like poor Charles McGrath.