Last Stand of Daronwy
"There have been hundreds of stories that glibly tell of young people plunged into fantastic settings, but very few of them make you really FEEL what it's like to struggle in two worlds, to bring the experience so vividly to life that the tale swallows you. Clint Talbert manages that in this beautifully written gem of a tale. Get this book!"
-- Ed Greenwood, author and creator of the Forgotten Realms series.
When the Villain Comes Home
Heroes can save the world, but villains can change it. My story Birthright appears in this great collection that explores villains of all types: sons and daughters, lovers and fighters, minions and masterminds in thirty incredible stories.
When the Hero Comes Home 2
They say you can never go home again…
A collection of masterful tales featuring all-new stories of heroes whose journeys have ended; whose quests and missions have been won–or lost–as they discover the fate of the people and places they’d left behind. I am honored that my story A Sword that Heals appears among these.
Performance of Open Source Applications
As we push the boundaries of computing into systems with less and less space of all types (memory, cycles, storage) application performance becomes more and more important. Our essay Talos in this insightful collection of case studies chronicles the lessons we learned modernizing Mozilla's automated performance testing infrastructure.
Any one of the insights or practical suggestions from these testing gurus would be worth the price of the book. The ideas are elegant and possibly challenging, yet are presented clearly and enthusiastically. This comprehensive, ambitious, engaging, and entertaining collection belongs on the bookshelf of every testing professional."
--Ken Doran, QA Lead Stanford University; Chair, Silicon Valley Software Quality Association