Locked-In Syndrome

The main character of John Scalzi’s Lock In, Chris Shane, is a police detective who has a disability known as Locked-In Syndrome. Chris developed the disability after falling to a disease known as Haden’s syndrome as a child. The disease known as Haden’s syndrome may be fictional, but Locked-In Syndrome is an actual condition. Most […]

The Chinese Chop or Stamp

The Chinese Chop Brandon Sanderson’s fantasy novella, The Emperor’s Soul, utilizes the Chinese chop as a tool for magic. In his novella a skilled artisan can use a chop to rewrite the history of an object to change an object or to change a person. An ugly glass jar can become an intricately designed porcelain […]