Month: Sep 2021

  • 237,987 words

    That’s the current word count for published chapters of Debarkle. Not quite as long as Game of Thrones but getting there. Still working on formating and copyedits on Volume 2 and working up to the first chapter of the next part very soon.

  • The Science of Rainbows Explained…by a cat

    I, your humble host Timothy the Talking Cat, am a great believer in science. “Follow the science,” is what I say. Follow it! Keep following it! A bit further! Oops, too far…back up a bit. Look! A rainbow! But how they work? How does this atmospheric miracle come about? Come with me as we follow […]

  • Larry Correia is a better writer than John C. Wright

    Oh, controversial stuff today! This isn’t about fiction writing though. Actually, it is about fiction but not fiction writing as a type of writing. Yeah, I’m still on about the Maricopa election “audit”. Hey, I invested time reading that report, so you all have to listen to me go on about it a bit more. […]

  • Review: Foundation Episode 2

    Episode 1 took the short and thin Asimov story ‘The Psychohistorians’ and expanded it into a minor epic but the bones of the story were there. However, even at that rate of expansion, Asimov’s Foundation novels are not going to be sufficient material to sustain an epic miniseries, never mind several seasons. Which takes us […]

  • Susan’s Salon: 2021 September 26/27

    Susan’s Salon: 2021 September 26/27

    🇩🇪🗳 Please use the comment section to just chat about whatever you want. Susan’s Salon is posted early Monday (Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is still Sunday in most other countries). It’s fine to be sad, worried, vaccinated, unvaccinated-yet, angry or maybe even happy (or all of those things at once). Please feel free to […]

  • Ninja FUD in Arizona

    Cast your mind back to the closing weeks of 2020 and in the US the right was all aflutter about electoral fraud i.e. not at all coping with losing. I’ve covered the extent to which US elections are impacted by fraud before and the answer is lots-and-lots-and-none-at-all. The lots are overt and technically legal and […]

  • Review: Foundation Episode 1 (Apple TV)

    2021 for all its faults, is offering fans of classic science fiction two (potential) treats: a new movie version of Dune and a TV adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series. It’s interesting that of these two highly influential stories that with first you can make a good guess about what specific scenes will appear and […]

  • Timothy’s Twelve Volume Fantasy Series [updated]

    I’ve been passed a memo by my cat telling me to tell you that he has finished his 12 book epic fantasy series. Which is odd because I don’t think he has written a 12 book epic fantasy series. I’ll go check… ETA: OK, what he means is that he has written the END of […]

  • Meanwhile in Melbourne

    Victoria had a literal earthquake yesterday, an event that is unusual in Australia. However, the bigger news over the past three days is a series of protests in Melbourne that have resulted in violent clashes with police. Here’s the ABC on yesterday’s protest: “More than 200 protesters have been arrested after a stand-off with police […]

  • Anatomy of the backlash against covid measures

    Partly this came out of trying to describe the journey some right-wing figures have taken during the covid pandemic. Once you step into right-wing social media there’s often a Gish Gallop of stuff on covid with a broad conspiratorial message (i.e. the idea that covid is somehow a plot by the government against everybody). The […]

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