Sep
16
2018
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Patreon Microfiction: “Galactic Empires.”

If I had had just six more words, “Galactic Empires” would have had the the sentence “You’re living in a recreational vehicle” in it.  Not “trailer park,” mind you.  I’ve lived in trailer parks, and the people who live there would never tolerate the kind of nonsense that the alien routinely gets up to.

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Sep
09
2018
5

My ‘Jack Ryan’ mini-review.

Short version: Jack Ryan is a solid adaptation of the character to a Netflix series.  I liked the title character’s relationship with Jim Greer, the storyline is infinitely more nuanced than Vanity Fair suggested that it was, and my ultimate decision to watch this show based on the aforementioned VF review turned out to be a good one.  It’s not The Hunt For Red October*, but nothing will ever be The Hunt For Red October so it’s unfair to hold Jack Ryan to that standard.

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Aug
30
2018
2

This is fair.

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Aug
29
2018
4

Location Seed: Kingkiller Cave.

Kingkiller Cave – Google Docs

Kingkiller Cave

 

The lack of an apostrophe and ‘s’ there is rather important, in fact.  The ‘official’ name of the place is Judges Cave; it’s a place in Connecticut that once sheltered a couple of judges who had been part of the group that sentenced Charles I of England to death.  As one might imagine, post-Restoration England was far too hot for them, and even the colonies weren’t exactly safe. But they eventually got away, died in exile, and never were hanged, drawn, and quartered.  So, merely a mildly interesting local legend, right?

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Aug
04
2018
4

Book of the Week: Alternate Routes.

Alternate Routes is the latest by Tim Powers.  You can preorder it via Amazon, or get the eARC from Baen.  i think we all know which route I chose.

Jul
31
2018
4

The second Venom trailer.

I dunno, folks.

The very last bit suggests that it could be screwed up enough to be good.  I mean, they got Deadpool to work, right?  And, believe me: Venom wouldn’t have gotten greenlit if Deadpool hadn’t somehow figured out how to work.

Guess we’ll see.

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