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Wheel in the Sky 15

First  Previous Voidcleaver struck the Power point-first and much became clear. The problem was simple. Over millennia of use, the AI that humans called “Nebuchak” had become corrupted. Mistakes crept into software, which redesigned hardware, which ran software differently. That … Continue reading

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Treasure Continent

First and Previous 宝洲 Ulama Yuen Zaide ben Jiafa looked down, and his heart sank. “Are you sure this is a map?” “Oh yes.” Admiral Feng nodded at the grim-faced little woman sitting cross-legged at the base of the his stone bench. “The native who … Continue reading

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62 Manga Translation with Phuong Pham

Phuong is back again, talking about her job as an editor for Digital Manga. Which is by the way kickstarting a Captain Ken English translation that you should STILL HAVE TIME TO FUND! Also… The Digital Manga Guild, which employs … Continue reading

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Wheel in the Sky 14

First  Previous Voidcleaver awoke to a world saturated with intent. The normally quiescent assemblers in the air and soil had sprung to functionality, teeming in baths of microwave energy broadcast by a very close, very hostile source. Voidcleaver wrapped his … Continue reading

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Armchair linguistics

When a language has the same word for two concepts, speakers of that language must be incapable of understanding the distinction between the two. Stands to reason, right? So for example, the English language does not distinguish between treating (tretiraneto)something as a question, … Continue reading

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And He Subdues the Peoples

First and Previous “How can they do this?” wailed Tepin’s brother’s wife. Her brother’s widow, now. “The ones with staffs are kneeling. The warrior priest and effigies.” Except these priests didn’t look particularly devout. Easily, casually, as if they’d done so a thousand times … Continue reading

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61 Technology and Optimism with Dan Koboldt

    Dan Koboldt  is back, talking about his experience pitching his books on twitter and sharing useful advice for #SFFPit, which he hosted. Also technology. Cause Dan’s a geneticist, in case you didn’t know. For example, Dan’s three pitches: 1. A … Continue reading

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Wheel in the Sky 13

First  Previous Candegar ran. The thought occurred to him to stop. Why flee the towering abomination bearing down on them? The rogue power could only kill him, after all. Whereas if he ran, Candegar might escape. If he escaped, Martus … Continue reading

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He causes the walls of fire to fall down

First and Previous Tepin hid with her children in her brother’s house and watched the enemy come. Her sister-in-law was there too and the woman’s old mother. But Mazatl, himself, had been called upon to fight, which meant he was outside and probably … Continue reading

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60 Manga on Kickstarter with Phuong Pham

  This week I’m talking to Phuong Pham, an editor at Digital Manga, Inc and Project Director for the English translation of Captain Ken. We’re talking about Kickstarter, specifically the campaign her company is doing (and which you should visit and fund right … Continue reading

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