Jun
02
2017
10

Crud, I’m starting to run out of MHI books.

I’m halfway through Monster Hunter Memoirs: Sinners, and after this it’s eARC time.  I probably should have waited another month to  get back into this series, because I suspect that I’m not going to be inclined to wait until August for Monster Hunter Siege. Ach, well, this is how we learn.

Oct
12
2013
1

The “Monster Hunter International: Challenge Coins” Kickstarter.

I finally broke down.

I suspect that I may end up with a small collection of SF-related challenge coins. They’re kind of insidious.

Jan
11
2012
5

Book of the Week: “How to Lie With Statistics.”

A colleague recommended How to Lie with Statistics to me, and despite the fact that it’s from the 1950s (with numbers/examples to match) it’s one of the more entertaining books I’ve read recently.  It’s a basic book – very basic; it assumes that you don’t know the difference between mean, median, and mode – and it’s telling that the negative reviews mostly involve either that detail, or the fact that the examples are dated. I didn’t find said dating to be particularly difficult to get my head around, so I can suggest this book for anybody who needs to have an introduction to the subject.  From what I can tell, you could generate a rather long list from the Internet without even trying hard.

Well, maybe that wasn’t the nicest way to put it.

And so, adieu to Monster Hunter International.

Nov
15
2011
5

Book of the Week: Monster Hunter International.

Monster Hunter International is the first book in Larry Correia’s urban fantasy Monster Hunter series, which has a pretty straightforward premise: monsters exist.  People hunt them.  The basic concept is sound enough for a fantasy series; now add an awe-inspiring knowledge of gun porn and a cheerful willingness to show no mercy towards standard fantasy tropes (particularly when they would run smack dab into modern life*) and you have perfect Kindle-fodder.  Lots of fun.

So was Cthulhu 101, of course, but all things must end.

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