The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Space Opera, Skulduggery, and a Stray Draftsman

— by Wombat-socho The end of tax season ate most the time I usually devote to reading, so it’s only been in the last couple of weeks that I’ve actually had any time to fire up the Kindle or thumb through a book off my (not nearly numerous enough) shelves. Finished Vaughn Heppner’s The Lost […]

Death, Destruction, and the Dragon Awards

— by Wombat-socho I am probably the last person to find out that Dragon*Con, probably the largest non-comics convention in fandom, has finally bestirred itself and created its own set of awards – the Dragon Awards. This has been greeted with much glee by Sad and Rabid Puppies alike, with Declann Finn going so far […]

“Open Up Your Hate And Let It Flow Into Me”

— by Wombat-socho Or, Not Long Before The End With a little more than a week to go before MidAmericon II closes up nominations for the Hugo, both the Kindly Ones in charge of running Sad Puppies 4 and Our Supreme Dark Lord have prepared lists for your consideration. Predictably, there’s been a rush of […]

Spring Training

— by Wombat-socho The worst part about being in the tax mines this year has been having an inordinate amount of time on my hands, since the office I’m working in here in Las Vegas is nowhere near as busy as the former home office in Alexandria, Virginia. Looked at another way, I’m losing a […]

Verging On Fantasy

— by Wombat-socho So last week I promised you a review of Larry Correia’s Son of the Black Sword, the first in a series of epic fantasy novels from the International Lord of Hate. Short version: this novel delivers. Set in a society looking a lot like pre-Raj India, complete with various societal castes and […]

Busted Again

— by Wombat-socho Readers of Instapundit and Larry Correia’s Monster Hunter Nation blog (which should be most of you, I would think) are already aware of Nick Cole’s very public calling out of Harper Collins for attempting to kill his latest book, CTRL-ALT-Revolt!, and terminating his contract for the unforgivable sin of Wrongthink. If not, […]

The Colonel Walter E. Kurtz Memorial Book Post

— by Wombat-socho It is impossible to describe what is necessary, to those who do not know what horror means. You must make a friend of horror. Short book post this week since I didn’t actually get to do much reading; for some weird reason, two of the three books I read this week had […]

A Hideously Overdue Collection Of Book Reviews

— compiled by Wombat-socho I had originally intended to do these right after Christmas, since I’d been sent a few books to review and picked up some as well, but I came down with a bad case of what fellow conservative geek blogger Moe Lane refers to as “Fallout Flu”, which lasted well into the […]

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