Apr
07
2018
4

Book of the Week: Uncompromising Honor.

David Weber’s Uncompromising Honor* — the first new Honor Harrington novel starring Honor herself — is only available as an eARC, but it’s the Book of the Week anyway. I know that a lot of you don’t like eARCs as much as I do, but the brutal truth of it is that the print version of the book isn’t going to be coming out until October. Which is why I dropped everything and got the eARC the moment it came out.  Your call, folks.

And so, adieu to Vanguard. Geary vs Harrington… no. Don’t be absurd, Moe. They’d never fight each other and the rest of the galaxy would fall all over itself to surrender before the two teamed up. (more…)

Apr
06
2018
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I’ve been meaning to note: check out http://www.jimorama.com/

Jim-O-Rama is Jimmie Bise’s fiction blog; like me, he does weekly microfictions*.  He’s a good dude who could use a wider audience, so check him out. We all gotta look out for each other in this brave new world of ours.

Moe Lane

*Sure, I do other stuff. But I do do weekly microfictions.

Apr
04
2018
1

In the e-mail: Sidequest: In Realms Ungoogled.

I hadn’t realized that Frank J Fleming had written another book (Sidequest: In Realms Ungoogled). Fantasy: I’m about a third through, and it’s pretty good.  And I need to get on the ball here, huh? I ain’t getting any younger.

Seriously, check it out.

Mar
30
2018
2

Book of the Week: The Genesis Fleet: Vanguard.

Oh hey, folks.  Jack Campbell’s coming out with more crack in written form. Excuse me: “a new science fiction series called The Genesis Fleet.” Vanguard‘s out now, and Ascendant is coming out in May. You’re doo-oommmeedddd….

And so, adieu to Bull. Which was the other book I took out from the library, actually.

Mar
24
2018
1

Book of the Week: Bull.

My wife took Bull by David Elliot out of the library, read it, and then handed it off to me and suggested that I read it, too.  It’s a modern poem retelling the Minotaur legend, only the poetry isn’t crap and the author managed to paint a sympathetic portrait of the Minotaur without actually messing with the legend. And Poseidon comes across as the tremendously smug and breezily offensive jackwagon that frankly virtually all of the ancient Greek gods and goddesses were, so full points there. I found it most diverting, and it reads well.  Check it, heh, out.

And so, adieu to Thirty Days Later. (more…)

Mar
23
2018
1

What an afternoon.

Started with the traditional “How hard could it be to just print all this stuff out?”  An hour and a half of phone calls, emails, replies to emails, cursing the inability of Google to recognize that the damn printer is turned on, moving files to different computers, and finally printing things out, the answer is… harder than you would think.  I am not quite ready to strangle a manatee in the nude, but I can see it from here.

Hey! I’m doing a Patreon pledge drive!  Sign up, if you haven’t!  You’ll get instant pulp SF serial goodness if you do! I’m quite keen to tell people what Samson Black found in the dusty streets of Luna’s Port Royale.

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Mar
22
2018
1

The Next Level Patreon Pledge Drive. (There’ll be free stuff.)

It is time to really push things to the next level, here.  Therefore, I have started an ongoing drive to get my Patreon up to the $200/month level.  And to do this, I have changed the pledge goals!  Now, at $200/month, patrons will get 500 words a week of the pulp SF serial “The Bold Marauder” that I’ve wanted to write for a while. (more…)

Mar
21
2018
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In the Mail: Terry Pratchett’s Discworld Imaginarium!

Exclamation point because I didn’t order Terry Pratchett’s Discworld Imaginarium: somebody must have seen it on my wish list.  Whoever it was, thank you!  I sat down and read it right away, and it was a pleasure to read.  I very much liked getting this.

If you can secure your own copy, by the way, do so: it is full of fun references for Terry Pratchett fans. Including references to characters that are perhaps a bit obscure.  Which is all part of the appeal.

Moe Lane

PS: Thanks again.

Mar
20
2018
2

Tweet of the Day, I Freely Admit That This Seems Targeted For Me edition.

It’s hitting all the right beats.

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Mar
17
2018
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‘Thirty Days Later: Steaming Forward: 30 Adventures in Time.’

Come, I will conceal nothing from you: I bought Thirty Days Later: Steaming Forward: 30 Adventures in Time specifically because it had two Harry Turtledove flash fiction stories in it.  Ones that I’ve been meaning to read, too.  They’re set in an alternate universe where sasquatches are real, sentient, and one of them is the governor of the state of Jefferson (a state carved out of northern California and southern Oregon). The world is developed a bit more in “Typecasting,” which is itself an enjoyable little story that you should read. Anyway, for four bucks I’ll buy flash fiction.  Especially if the rest of it is supposed to be steampunk, which neither of the two Turtledove stories are but when Harry Turtledove gives you flash fiction you say ‘Thank you.’

Hey! I guess including the two stories worked, huh?

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