William H. Stoddard (small) Reviews & Essays at Troynovant;
listing of Contributor: William H. Stoddard

To keep this sequence handier, from the main Contributors A-Z index we've separated out the extended Franson family and some other stalwarts such as founding contributor William H. Stoddard — we are very glad of the opportunity to present so much of his fine work.

Where the entry is for a review, the creator of the reviewed work — writer, editor, director, lead actor — is named in the right-hand column. For alternate sequences, see Book reviews by Author, or Book reviews by Title, Recent updates, or others listed in the General Contents; below is by Contributor and Title.

Stoddard, William H.
             Algebra of John Maynard Keynes, The
             Avengers, The
  (Marvel's The Avengers)
Joss Whedon

             Black Powder War Naomi Novik
             Bride's Story, A
  [graphic series]
Kaoru Mori

             Campaigning in the World of Atlas Shrugged
             Church That Was at Antioch, The Rudyard Kipling
             Cognitive Jury Duty
             Coming of Age in America Edgar Z. Friedenberg
             Consent versus Chastity in Sexual Ethics
             Constitution of the United States
             Cryptonomicon Neal Stephenson

             Darker Than You Think Jack Williamson
             Deepness in the Sky, A Vernor Vinge

             End of the Line, The James H. Schmitz
             Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, An David Hume
             Every Crowd Is Crazy
  Kipling's Political Theme in "As Easy as A.B.C."
             Existence and Consciousness
  Questions in Cultural History
             Existence Exists
  or the Modern Parmenides

             Farnham's Freehold Robert A. Heinlein
             Farthing Jo Walton
             Fear the Boom and Bust
  A Hayek vs. Keynes Rap Anthem
Papola / Roberts
             For Us, the Living Robert A. Heinlein
             Fountainhead, The
  [an Aristotelian view]
Ayn Rand

             Galadriel and Ayesha
             Girls und Panzer Tsutomu Mizushima

             Halting State Charles Stross
             His Majesty's Dragon Naomi Novik
             Home and the World, The
Satyajit Ray
             Horatius at Khazad-dum

             Just City, The Jo Walton

             Law and Institutions in the Shire
             Life and Value in Ayn Rand's Ethics
             Logical Leap, The
  Induction in Physics
David Harriman
             Lord of the Rings, The [film] Tolkien / Jackson
               1. The Fellowship of the Ring
               2. The Two Towers
               3. The Return of the King

             Mage: The Ascension White Wolf Game Studio
             Mark of Zorro, The Johnston McCulley
             Martial Arts of Renaissance Europe, The Sydney Anglo
             Men of Tomorrow
  Geeks, Gangsters, and the
  Birth of the Comic Book
Gerard Jones
             Molon Labe Boston T. Party

             North and South Elizabeth Gaskell

             Off Armageddon Reef David Weber
             On a Screen, Darkly
  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
    contrasted with —
  Man som hatar kvinnor
             Orphans of Chaos John C. Wright
             Other Minds
  The Anti-Skeptical Position

             Pan's Labyrinth
  (El labertino del fauno)
del Toro / Baquero
             Participatory Fiction
             Perfect Servants
             Pleasant Profession of Robert A. Heinlein, The Farah Mendlesohn
             Psychohistorical Crisis Donald Kingsbury

             Ricardo's Law
  or the Law of Association
             Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century
  Volume 1, 1907-1948: Learning Curve
William H. Patterson, Jr.

             Sabriel Garth Nix
             Say's Law
  or the Law of Markets
             Serenity Joss Whedon
             Shadow of the Ship, The Robert Wilfred Franson
  Mortality and Memory in Middle-Earth
             Sing, Earthly Muse
  Music in Ayn Rand's Aesthetics
             Skeptical Environmentalist, The
  Measuring the Real State of the World
Bjorn Lomborg
             Space-Time for Springers Fritz Leiber
             Station X G. McLeod Winsor
             Streets of Fire Walter Hill / Michael Paré
             Sue Barton, Nurse series Helen Dore Boylston

             Temeraire series Naomi Novik
             Throne of Jade Naomi Novik
             Tolkien and the Great War
  The Threshold of Middle Earth
John Garth
             Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea Jules Verne

             Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag, The Robert A. Heinlein

             Variable Star Robert A. Heinlein
  & Spider Robinson

             What Art Is
  The Esthetic Theory of Ayn Rand
Louis Torres
   & Michelle Marder Kamhi
             What Is America?
             Why I Am Not a Utilitarian
  Values and the Ethical Life
             Why Superheroes Wear Capes
             William the Conqueror Rudyard Kipling
             Wreck of The River of Stars, The Michael Flynn

             Years of Rice and Salt, The Kim Stanley Robinson

[A guard platform at Elsinore Castle, Denmark.]


What, has this thing appeared again tonight?


I have seen nothing.


Horatio says 'tis but our fantasy,
And will not let belief take hold of him
Touching this dreaded sight twice seen of us.
Therefore I have entreated him along
With us to watch the minutes of this night,
That if again this apparition come
He may approve our eyes and speak to it.


Last night of all,
When yon same star that's westward from the pole
Had made his course t'illume that part of heaven
Where now it burns, Marcellus and myself,
The bell then beating one —

[Enter the Ghost.]


Peace, break thee off. Look where it comes again.


In the same figure like the King that's dead.

Marcellus [to Horatio]:

Thou art a scholar — speak to it, Horatio.

William Shakespeare
Hamlet, 1.1.19-27 & 33-40

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