Monthly Archives: October 2019

October Newsletter: The Bread of Doom

…or how tracking my life told me I was abusing coffee and social media So there I was, my nails digging into my palms, my right molars pressed into each other. The air hissed in through my nose as my … Continue reading

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A Thracian Curse

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Five Star Book Reviews: …And I Show You How Deep the Rabbit Hole Goes

…And I Show You How Deep the Rabbit Hole Goes by Scott Alexander This one is just a short story, but what fun it is! A bunch of twenty-somethings take magic pills that give them superpowers, based on a meme … Continue reading

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Protector

Finally I can talk about this! Image Comics has just announced the post-apocalyptic sci-fi comic series PROTECTOR. Written by Simon Roy and Daniel M. Bensen, drawn by Artyom Trakhanov, colors by Jason Wordie and letters by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou. #1 cover by James Stokoe! It … Continue reading

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5 Star Book Reviews: Cetaganda

Cetaganda by Lois McMaster Bujold I re-read this one for I believe the third time. Miles Vorkosigan untangles terrible interstellar political machinations, this time without a fleet of mercenaries. Just with his cousin Ivan. You probably could jump into the … Continue reading

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Western Hellenism

Here’s scenario I spun a while back on the Constructed Languages list serve: Philip of Macedon isn’t assassinated. As Hegemon of the League of Corinth, he invades the Achaemenid Empire. Under the command of Alexander, the invasion is successful. Philip … Continue reading

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The Sky at Seven

The sky at seven The color of hope that hurts And the crying swifts

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The Trees Turn Black

The trees turn black and The sky, indescribable. Look up and it’s changed.

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Tiny Drops of Steam

Tiny drops of steam Ebb and flow before the light With each of my breaths

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