• Commented on Upcoming appearance: Frankfurt Book Fair
    The low quality of early second-world war American infantry was due to each of the services, armor, paratroops, intelligence, AA, AT, skimming the best performing individuals into their ranks leaving the remainder for infantry. This changed in mid-late '44 when...
  • Commented on Monarchy versus the Panopticon
    The problem isn't with the royals birthing, it is with the media's habit of focusing on a single issue to the exclusion of all other events. I'm not a Republican but it does get tedious very quickly. The other...
  • Commented on Grand Guignol Tropes
    Infocom, who published text-adventures back in the day, produced one of their finest works in Trinity which examines just these ideas of the possible effect of the use of nuclear weapons. Released in 1986 this was maybe the first time...
  • Commented on Why I don't self-publish
    I'm with Paws on OGH's ability to adopt other authors forms...I still find myself laughing at ideas in Trunk & Disorderly themed from PG Woodhouse. I loved Jeeves & Bertie and the takeoff is perfect. I'm also with Sean on...
  • Commented on Understanding Reader Reviews
    I rather enjoyed 'Bowl of Heaven' - it was obviously the first in a series of books from the pacing and extensive development of various races and characters encountered along the journeys taken by the groups of crew. New big...
  • Commented on The ticking clock
    I rather enjoyed The Long Earth...Baxter's previous collaborations with Arthur C Clarke were truly dire. Interesting characters in a different world with a story told - whats not to like? -- Andrew...
  • Commented on Status update
    Trial comment...that id string looks like one level of indirection being omitted somewhere. -- Andrew...
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