Aug
11
2010
1

Book of the Week: The Forgotten Man.

I forget why I picked up The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression – but I’m in the middle of it now, and it’s pretty good. It’s odd: I know that the Left in 2008 thought that they were electing a combination of FDR & JFK; and I know that I’ve said several times that who they actually voted for was a Spock-has-a-beard version of George W Bush. But I’m starting to suspect that what actually happened is that we finally reelected Herbert Hoover… who didn’t learn a thing from the experience, tanjit.

And so, farewell to The Affinity Bridge.

Moe Lane

Aug
01
2010
2

Book of the Week: “The Affinity Bridge.”

I just finished The Affinity Bridge: it’s slightly later-period steampunk (1900s rather than the 1880s, which seems to be the default period for this sort of thing) that combines the detective genre with some fairly subtle horror. It’ll be interesting to see whether the series that it’s a part of will go farther into the supernatural: even so, GURPS called this sub-genre ‘Screampunk,’ and it fits.  Good grasp of the time period and a good read, but I’m not sure that I would buy the later books in the series in hardback. Still, it’s the first book in a series which is worth looking at further.

So good-bye, The Evolutionary Void. You had a good run.

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