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Wheel in the Sky 16

First  Previous Hundreds, thousands of baby Cursed Blades thumped against the earth, rang off each other, bounced and twirled and spun as if with glee. Green light coruscated across segmented black metal, playing across blades no larger than a thumbnail, blades … Continue reading

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Holy Pavilion

First and Previous 圣亭 “So the the other half of the rumors are also true.” Yuen steeled himself and looked into the eyes of his old friend. “You are thinking of going home. Abandoning your sworn and holy mission.” “Financing my mission, more like,” … Continue reading

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63 Fantasy and Historical Fantasy with E.C. Ambrose

  With me this week is E.C. Ambrose, author of Elisha Barber and, out this week, Elisha Magus, the first two books of a historical fantasy series about a barber-surgeon in 13th century England. We talk about the question “how much … Continue reading

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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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