Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Book 5, Chapter 13: Basilisk Orb And More

I. . .liked this book when I was 10.

Now it should be a Sci-Fi mini-series. "The Fall of Atlantis --a Tale For Our Time!" (If you're wondering about the connection, the Mandragalore sank Lemuria, so a sunken continent, if not Atlantis. Oops. Chapter spoiler. Please unread.)

Monday, November 16, 2015

Book 5, Chapter 12: The Basilisk Orb

Kids today probably know about as much about Eldar Craftworlds

 as they do about M. A. Foster's Warriors of Dawn, but you takes your inspiration where you finds it, and I am not the one who invented Migdalar and made them suspiciously similar to the Tyrannids.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Book 5, 11: A Little Birdie Told Me

I am the great and powerful Oz. . .

If there is an omniscient AI in the future, I really don't see why it won't instance a little companion in everyone's phone. And if your phone is in your head. . . I should really try reading the Banks books, so I'll know if that idea is in there.

Of course, with our luck, the future's inspiration will be found elsewhere.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Book 5, Chapter 10: Through the Ages

This author is, in fact, aware that early January in Philadelphia does not count as autumn. In this author's defence, however, close continuity policing would require more time than this author has to spare on his hobbies. 


This author wasn't thinking about this when he put the "Senor Chang" reference in the text, but here we are, anyway.