Monthly Archives: July 2009


It’s practically Wednesday in France by now, but all the same: Happy Bastille Day! The lyrics of the French national anthem are a little more sinister than “The Star-Spangled Banner”, but the music’s better so it balances out. “Do you … Continue reading

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Two Plus Two Equals Five

1. An interesting thing from Fred Pohl’s The Way the Future Blogs: Gaia, it seems, is dead. Long live Medea. The only thing that bothered me about it was that FP seemed to have Medea mixed up with Procne (and … Continue reading

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Putting the Enge Back in Com

I rose above inertia today and managed to update my website to indicate, oh, that I had actually published a novel and stuff. I added links to the “Online Fiction” page for the two Morlock stories that went up (a … Continue reading

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Ro, Ro, Ro the ‘Bots, Gently Down the Stream…

I took last week off, for sheer laziness patriotic reasons, but my Blog Gate post for this week is at last up. It’s about Planet Stories reissue of Henry Kuttner’s Robots Have No Tails, but you probably vastened that already.

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Blood of Enge; Blood of Ambrose

1. I don’t want you guys to think I’m the clumsiest biker in the world. But I did take another tumble the other day. The thing is, my newish bike has much tighter brakes than the throwaways I’ve been riding … Continue reading

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Practice Makes Perfect

A happy 4th to those who celebrate it; a great Saturday to all. Someday we’ll be as good as Ray sang we were, and we’ll let America be America again.

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