The Other McCain

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

Indian Country and Other Not-So-Happy Endings

— by Wombat-socho The last time I had the energy to do a book post, it was during a slack time of tax season, and since then things have been busy, seldom in a good way. For one thing, I lost my Kindle somewhere along the way back from Balticon, and I was also rear-ended […]

Shortly Before The Detour

— by Wombat-socho First, some administrivia: I’ll be in Minnesota from tomorrow morning through next Tuesday night, and so there will be no daily bloggage, nor will there be an FMJRA this Saturday. Rule 5 Sunday will be delayed until Sunday, April 16, when we’ll have the Easter Sunday Double-Dip Edition, so go ahead and […]

A Small Collection Of (Mostly) Violent Bedtime Stories

— by Wombat-socho It’s been so long since I’ve done a book post, I can’t even remember when it was. Sometime last year, for sure. Anyhow, before we get any further into 2017, I want to cover some of the books I read late last year, since not everyone reads everything, and I may have […]

If You Want Books, You Got ‘Em

— by Wombat-socho I was more than a little appalled to realize I hadn’t done any book posts since July, when I wrote about Don Surber’s Trump The Press, Jean Larteguy’s The Praetorians, and even some SF. So in this post I’m going to play catch-up and briefly talk about the new stuff I managed […]

The Hugo Awards Are Dead; Long Live The Dragons!

— by Wombat-socho First, the obligatory commentary on the just-concluded Worldcon, which will be diminishing in importance from here on out with the advent of the Dragon Awards, from our Supreme Dark Lord and the International Lord of Hate. All I have to say is that I’m glad I didn’t waste $50 on a supporting […]

He’s Not Hunter S. Thompson, But He’ll Do Just Fine

— by Wombat-socho Don Surber was kind enough to send me a galley copy of his Trump The Press. thus demonstrating that in some cases, friendship does outweigh political differences. I have to say, while I am none too enthusiastic about Donald Trump, Don’s book is a marvelous thumb in the eye of the punditry […]

From Balticon to the EDC

— by Wombat-socho So over the Memorial Day weekend I packed my bags and flew to Baltimore for Balticon 50, which was celebrating its 50th anniversary by inviting back all its former Guests of Honor, headlined by some guy who’s famous for writing a lot of medieval rape scenes. Frankly, I was more interested in […]

The White Donkey and Other Tales of War

— by Wombat-socho Most of you who are interested in the Marines, or military humor period, are probably familiar with Max Uriarte’s webcomic Terminal Lance. Well, Max had a Kickstarter a while back so he could devote all his waking hours not spent on the webcomic, hookers, and booze to his magnum opus, The White […]

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