Jul
20
2019
0

Book of the Week: The King in Yellow: Annotated edition.

There is an Amazon link! But it’s not currently listed as being in stock. Just go over to Arc Dream’s site and order either the deluxe hardback or the PDF of The King In Yellow annotated edition there. I acquired the PDF, and the artwork is gorgeous. And so are Ken Hite’s annotations. Check it out.

Jul
13
2019
3

Book of the Week: Triumphant (The Genesis Fleet).

Triumphant is the last book (presumably) of Jack Campbell’s Genesis Fleet space opera series. Genesis Fleet gets into how Black Jack Geary’s Alliance got its start, and I’m honestly not sure why I’m putting Triumphant up: surely all of you have read it already anyway. Guess it’s an excess of caution on my part, or something.

Jul
09
2019
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One week to go on the Sword Interval Volume 2 Kickstarter.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: The Sword Interval is a great webcomic. If you haven’t signed up for the Kickstarter for Volume 2, think about doing so.

Jul
06
2019
2

Book of the Week: Alpha and Omega.

Alpha and Omega is a bit of a departure for Harry Turtledove in that it is not alternate history: it is, instead, a look at what it would be like if [X]-millenarianism became a thing (prefix carefully not specified). As in, Third Temple rebuilding and red heifers and just how literally* Christians should take the Book of Revelation. There’s a lot of people who will find the book to be rank heresy, of course, but the folks likely to be most upset are hard-shelled secularists: Turtledove does his very best to keep from using the standard lazy slams at various faith traditions, and in a lot of ways his fundamentalist Christian viewpoint character is the most open-minded of the bunch**. Even if his eventual conclusions lead right back to the ‘rank heresy’ thing (a result admittedly shared by every other viewpoint character in this book).

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Jul
03
2019
3

Two weeks left on The Sword Interval Vol 2 Kickstarter.

This Volume 2 Kickstarter is for Ben Fleuter’s excellent magical apocalypse webcomic The Sword Interval, which I can’t recommend enough (and is fortunately/unfortunately* starting to look like it’s coming to a climax). I have Volume 1, and have eagerly backed this one, too. It’s well worth your time.

Moe Lane

*Well, you know. When a story’s over, it’s over, right? Leave the shambling undead on the screen or page, not in your creative flow.

Jun
29
2019
1

Book of the Week: Dead in the Water.

Dead in the Water is the latest book in Blodwedd Mallory’s Secret World Legends book tie-ins. Like I’m not gonna give a shout-out to that! Especially during the SWL Anniversary Event.

Jun
22
2019
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Book of the Week: Between Two Scorpions.

Just grabbed it now: Between Two Scorpions is from my old buddy Jim Geraghty from the Life*. If you haven’t figured out yet that it’s an espionage thriller… um, it’s an espionage thriller. I look forward to finishing it.

Moe Lane

*Since such things must be said, these days: Jim hasn’t sent me a copy of the book, or done anything to shill it to me. I’m putting this up because I want to.

Jun
21
2019
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The ‘Shadows of Hyperion’ Kickstarter.

Come, I will conceal nothing from you: I don’t red Ryk E. Spoor. But I’ve heard his name, and he’s definitely one of the guys that my regular readers might read, so check out his Shadows of Hyperion Kickstarter. Old-school Sci-Fi, from the looks of it, and needs that final burst in the last week. So take a look.

Jun
19
2019
1

In the (e-)Mail: 1636: The China Venture.

Baen finally released another 163x series e-ARC. 1636: The China Venture. Pretty obvious what that one’s about, hey?

…I’m sorry. So far, that’s easily the most interesting thing that’s happened to me today. Or possibly the ONLY interesting thing. And it’s barely worth fifty, sixty words.

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