The Other McCain

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

The Man In The High Castle

— by Wombat-socho Apologies for the lack of book posts, but last week was pretty much eaten by work leading up to the October 15 extension deadline, medical appointments, and other craziness. This week I want to talk a little bit about The Man In The High Castle, originally a book by Philip K. Dick, […]

That Crazy Buck Rogers Stuff

— by Wombat-socho So, a couple of weeks ago in the comments Goodstuff brought up the topic of Buck Rogers, and I was going to write about that last week in the book post, but I Forgot. Going to remedy that failure right here and now. The original Buck Rogers tale, Armageddon 2419 A.D. is […]

The Glory Game and Other Oldies But Goodies

— by Wombat-socho Before we get into the books, I want to thank everyone who ordered stuff through my Amazon links this past month. Not all of my posts get the kind of comment traffic that Stacy’s posts draw (and frankly, I’d be surprised if they did) but when I look at the Amazon Associates […]

Unpacking The Library

— compiled by Wombat-socho The great work of constructing shelves and unpacking boxes full of books continues, and as it does, I keep finding books I haven’t seen in years – and, unfortunately, quite a few books that I’d forgotten I already had, which in the meantime I’d bought additional copies of. Some of them […]

The Desert, The Aliens, and Unanswered Questions

— by Wombat-socho Most of you are probably unfamiliar with the National Fantasy Fan Federation, which has been around literally since the dawn of SF fandom. I myself thought it had died off, but evidently it is very much alive, and hard up enough for members and volunteer staff that they made me head of […]

A Couple Of Very Nice People

— by Wombat-socho I’m not sure when I first became aware of Tim Powers. It’s entirely possible that it wasn’t until he was Guest of Honor at Arcana, a small dark fantasy/horror convention in St. Paul that I can’t recommend highly enough. Anyhow, Mr. Powers was Guest of Honor for Arcana 34 back in 2004, […]

Our Supreme Dark Lord’s New Book,
And Other Stories

— by Wombat-socho By now, everyone who’s been paying attention to GamerGate (happy first anniversary!) or the Sad Puppies movement with regard to the Hugos should be familiar with, or at least recognize the name of, Vox Day, Supreme Dark Lord of the Evil League of Evil. I doubt that anyone since George W. Bush […]

Godless Commies: The Critical Theory Cult and The Devil’s Pleasure Palace

  “The greatest difference in the universe . . . is the difference between nothing and something, between an infinity of darkness and a single point of light. . . . It is the difference between atheism and God.” — Michael Walsh, The Devil’s Pleasure Palace: The Cult of Critical Theory and the Subversion of […]

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