Ian Tregillis

Ian Tregillis

  • Commented on The World Shrinks Under The Weight of Madness
    Yep! I've just now dug up the reference I had in mind-- http://physics.fullerton.edu/~jimw/staif2000.pdf...
  • Commented on The World Shrinks Under The Weight of Madness
    Funny you should mention Parsons. I just read one of his biographies (Strange Angel) very recently, and was amazed by those connections. Parsons, Crowley, Hubbard, Jack Williamson... Fascinating stuff. @43: Yes. Strangely, Cook never considers that. I find it a...
  • Commented on The World Shrinks Under The Weight of Madness
    I'm not sure that bolstering the credibility was my goal, but hey! It's an interesting connection nonetheless. @20: I can't remember the fellow's name, and don't have the paper at hand right now, but I know there's somebody trying to...
  • Commented on The World Shrinks Under The Weight of Madness
    Good ol' Archimedes Plutonium. Those were the days, back on Usenet. I was always a fan of the Kooks Museum, which is where I learned of the ET Corn Gods....
  • Commented on The World Shrinks Under The Weight of Madness
    I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if Immanuel "cosmic billiards" Velikovsky gets name checked in the works about the Great Giza Death Ray Conspiracy....
  • Commented on The World Shrinks Under The Weight of Madness
    I don't know, either, but there is definitely a component of the crackpot science/fringe archeology set that is very vocal about trying to assert their claims are totally real and not at all fictional....
  • Commented on Project Stargate
    As plot McGuffins go, it's the gift that keeps on giving! @41: That would not surprise me in the least about Maskelyne. Hadn't heard of the Ghost Army/Ghosts of the ETO. I'll look forward to learning more about that. @42...
  • Posted The World Shrinks Under The Weight of Madness to Charlie's Diary
    In my previous post, I mentioned Drs. Harold Puthoff and Russell Targ, who in the 1970s claimed to study, and establish the existence of, psychic phenomena. Ever since reading their account of that work at the Stanford Research Institute my...
  • Commented on Project Stargate
    @30: One of the best physics colloquia I ever attended in grad school wasn't delivered by a researcher but by James Randi. He did sleight of hand before the faculty for an hour straight and nobody ever caught him out....
  • Commented on New Guest Blogger: Ian Tregillis
    I mentioned the Brin in an early draft of the interview with Charlie, but my introductory question was running long, so I cut the explicit reference. But yes, it's a prominent piece of the subgenre....
  • Commented on Project Stargate
    @1: I had to google that one. That's a hole in my Heinlein reading! @4: As it happens, Puthoff was (allegedly) an OT VII within the Church of Scientology. Not sure if that was before, during, or after the SRI/Uri...
  • Posted Project Stargate to Charlie's Diary
    Hi there. *cough* How's it going? So, you might notice that I'm not Charlie. Sorry about that. It's disappointing for me, too. But as he mentioned the other day, some of our novels do share a subgenre. So our host...
  • Posted This Post Lacks Patter to Charlie's Diary Test Bed
    I am not Charlie. Nor am I the very model of a modern major general. (As anybody who has ever heard me sing or seen me dance can attest.) Even the update lacks patter. No matter how many 'graphs I add, it's unlikely they'll ever contain patter. And so it goes. What happens when I paste from a document? Let's see: (Jon Ronson touches on the Uri Geller connection in his novel The Men Who Stare at Goats. Said novel being an entertaining story of The First Earth Battalion, itself another unfortunate foray by the military and intelligence world into...
  • Commented on If this had happened 30 years ago today, we would all have died
    "Put it another way: if a meteor like this one had detonated over Los Alamos during the Cuban missile crisis, what do you think the response would have been?" So much for the ski hill......
  • Commented on New Guest Blogger: Ian Tregillis
    Interesting to hear that sidewalk/pavement have evolved towards interchangeability. Perhaps that's why it even slipped past my beta reader-- though wrong for the period, it might not have jarred his modern ears....
  • Commented on New Guest Blogger: Ian Tregillis
    25: Though I'd forgotten about it until you mentioned it, somebody else mentioned Poldark to me a long time ago. Hmm... I have been accused of looking like the scrawny pre-super soldier serum Steve Rogers in "Captain America". But aside...
  • Commented on New Guest Blogger: Ian Tregillis
    >focusing on inconsequential figures like Adolf Josef Lanz Speaking of whom, Lanz is such a fascinating nutter that he became the inspiration for a character in Bitter Seeds. His completely insane "theozoology" is also the source of the "Gotterelektron" as...
  • Commented on New Guest Blogger: Ian Tregillis
    Kurtz's "Lammas Night" is definitely part of the conversation. It's mentioned in that interview above, although to my shame I haven't read it yet. I've also been meaning to give the Wheatley a read for a couple of years now....
  • Commented on New Guest Blogger: Ian Tregillis
    They turned Wewelsburg Castle into a youth hostel??? Wow. What a world... Speaking of the Spear of Destiny, I was under the impression that the layout around Wewelsburg supposedly mimics a spearhead. (I'm a sucker for occult conspiracy theory "investigative...
  • Commented on New Guest Blogger: Ian Tregillis
    I hadn't heard of that novel -- definitely sounds like part of the subgenre. (Though I've heard of the occult conspiracy theories allegedly connecting the Nazis to the Spear of Destiny; some include cameos by Gen. George Patton, apparently.) Dennis...
  • Commented on New Guest Blogger: Ian Tregillis
    >Or I'll just ask him when he shows up. "Why do you write fantasy, with a background in science?" Just because those are the kinds of story ideas I tend to generate! I enjoy reading across the SF/F spectrum, but...
  • Commented on New Guest Blogger: Ian Tregillis
    Thanks very much for the kind intro, Charlie. Happy to be here. (I suspect that my name might have contributed to the illusion? Often folks from the UK assume I'm a native of Cornwall.) That said, Cory Doctorow caught me...
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