Monthly Archives: April 2019

Birdsong from a Bush

Birdsong from a bush I don’t know what kind it is But at least we’re fine.

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5 Star Book Reviews: The Other Kind of Life

The Other Kind of Life by Shamus Young I could say “gritty Issac Asimov” and you’d be most of the way there. Maybe I’ll say “Rivers of London” to get you some of the rest of way. But honestly what … Continue reading

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Five Star Book Reviews: Underlord

Underlord by Will Wight Imagine that self improvement, pursued assiduously enough, gave you the ability to throw fireballs. Maybe if you throw big enough fireballs, you’ll be put in a position to understand *why* you want to throw them in … Continue reading

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Wealthgiver alpha finished!

So I did it. I successfully used Terry Pratchett’s “scaffolding story” process. I talked about ideas with my wife, I got my hands dirty with worldbuilding, I meditated, I turned on my playlist full of Ramstein, Panic! at the Disco, … Continue reading

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Specbio Questions?

Turns out I’m moderating a panel at Eastercon next week! It’s called “Creating Fantastic Biologies” “If you want to make realistic SF aliens, or realistic fantasy species, where do you start? Our panel discuss how to create fantastic biologies and … Continue reading

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Trees in the Zoo Park

Trees in the Zoo Park Rushing to put out thier leaves The junipers laugh

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Eastercon Schedule

I’ll be on two panels at @ytterbiumcon : Creating Fantastic Biologies (with @aptshadow – have you read Redemption’s Blade? Do it.) Apr 20 7-8pm in Johnson. Mental Health: Fiction Versus Reality Apr 21 4:30-5:30pm in Earhart And I’ll be wandering, … Continue reading

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In this Parking Lot

In this parking lot See the clouds and remember How wide the sky is

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Thracian Translations

Here are three of the four Thracian inscriptions. I translated two of them differently from the official translations, and of course there’s a lot I’m assuming. Question marks show stuff I’m really not sure about. What do you think? SEG … Continue reading

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Hadji Dimitar

Hadji Dimitar The rain carries the smells of Honey and wet leaves

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