Friday, July 31, 2009


I'm not the only one writing muskets-and-sorcery. Here's a little tale of responsible grave-robbing:

I wonder if we can make this a whole genre on its own.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Jack Vance

Thanks to Grognardia, here's a great link:

Jack Vance is one of my favorite authors. I think I have everything he's published (except the mysteries), although sadly I missed out on the Vance Integral Edition - I only heard about it long after it had gone out of print).

In Gold Throne in Shadow, there's a brief homage to Vance's style in an encounter with a doorman. I wish I could do more, but I just can't sustain the moral dissolution of his characters. Or the language.

Attack of the clones...

Well, cloned drug-sniffing dogs.

But really, can super-soldiers be far behind?

Thursday, July 2, 2009

I for one welcome our new ant overlords

It's official - the ants win:

E. O. Wilson must be proud. And worried. If those little suckers get nukes, we're all doomed.

And if you think I'm crazy to be worried about ants getting nukes, just take a look at the crazies that already have them!

Maybe I should write a special supplement to my Formian adventure setting - "The End of the World as We Know it," where the Great Mother gets a nuclear arsenal...