The Other McCain

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

Hugo Awards and Other Stuff

— compiled by Wombat-socho The deadline for voting on the 2015 Hugo Awards was midnight on Friday, and I got my votes in. The CHORFs and their allies tried to get in some last-minute shots, notably the Grauniad, only to be met with derision and an excellent fisking by the International Lord of Hate.* Also […]

Off The Shelf

— compiled by Wombat-socho Could have sworn I did a book post last week, but apparently I was wrong. This fortnight’s haul from the library includes a couple of regrettable graphic novels, one of the Laundry novels by Charles Stross, a nice debut novel by Finnish author Hannu Rajaniemi, and the definitive Churchill bio by […]

Off The Shelf

— compiled by Wombat-socho Been a while since the last book post, for which I apologize; for obvious reasons, I’ve been trying to avoid picking up new books, and I didn’t get around to picking up a card for the local library system for a couple weeks after I got here. Now that I’ve done […]

The Hugo Packet: The Novels and Related Works

— by Wombat-socho It’s been a while since I did a book post, since most of the time when I was on the road I was either driving, recovering from driving, or hanging out with friends and relatives, but I hope this makes up for it. As most of you are aware, the Kulturkampf between […]

Cincinnatus and the Giant

— by Wombat-socho Wrapping up the leftovers from last week…Charles Gannon’s Trial by Fire has plenty of action to suit combat SF readers, and a healthy helping of interstellar intrigue, diplomacy and skulduggery to boot. Don’t want to spoil the book for anyone, but Gannon’s humans do a good job of faking the aliens (and […]

Meanwhile, At The Library

— by Wombat-socho Two weeks until the movers come and drag off all my boxes of stuff, but I still have time to read. This week’s book post is a little lean, because I actually did spend most of my time last week packing or catching up with friends, but there’s interesting news that may […]

Magic And Other Enormities

— by Wombat-socho Now that the tax season is over, and all I need to work on is getting rid of dirtiness and mess (mind you keep your storage locker and yourself just so) before the move to Las Vegas later this month, I actually have the time and inclination to get some reading done. […]

With The Master Of The Hounds:
The Hugo Nominees

— by Wombat-socho It’s been highly amusing reading Brad Torgersen’s blog lately, what with the recent public meltdown of Sasquan GoH David Gerrold, Arthur Chu “helping” NPR with a hamfisted report on the goings-on, and other hilarity. Looming in the background, of course, is the steady increase in supporting memberships resulting from #GamerGate taking notice […]

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