JReynolds

JReynolds

  • Commented on What I published in 2018
    I've noticed that Invisible Sun is almost invisible on Amazon.com: your name in the Author field, Invisible Sun in title field: nothing. If I do a Google search "charles stross invisible sun", the first two hits are from Antipope entries...
  • Commented on Brexit! Means! Brexit!
    at a minimum a second ref would require a different choice: probably a three-way with ranked voting on "May's Deal", "No Deal" or "Withdraw Article 50". This sounds almost like hope. Do you really think that the powers-that-be would make...
  • Commented on Happy Halloween!
    I got to meet Charlie when he was at Bakka-Phoenix books. I said "I like your books!" He said "Thanks." We're like best buds now. ~ I liked the reference comparing The Mandate to Stalin early on in the book....
  • Commented on Happy Halloween!
    A key point here. GM did not spring up from the R's. It has been in force for decades (centuries) in the US. Mostly by the D's. Claiming that it's mostly D's is not true at all. Both parties have...
  • Commented on Happy Halloween!
    The Colorado dragon was always there. He woke up just now....
  • Commented on Happy Halloween!
    On an unrelated note, in a much earlier thread Greg Tingey recommended the book Take These Men by Cyril Joly. I bought it for my dad's 80th birthday, and he powered through the book and enjoyed it immensely. Greg, if...
  • Commented on Happy Halloween!
    You're missing the possibility that the SA sees a way through this - but is lying to himself. If you really really want something to be so, it's easy to see the evidence for and ignore the evidence against. There...
  • Commented on Publishing: A Slice of Life
    Honorable exception for R A H ... one of his late stories had a brown, female, elected POTUS If it's the story that appeared in Expanded Universe, the brown female President was actually elected VPOTUS. The Prez then died in...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Delirium Brief
    Blair only wanted the Apocalypse of St. John plan updated. ~oOo~ Re: good deities. A while ago on Twitter (it may have been retweeted by Charlie) I saw something apropos. To paraphrase: You're outside, working on something. Gradually, you become...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Delirium Brief
    On page 264 of my copy of TNS: RED RABBIT is indexed in the classified lexicon on the same page as RED HARE and RED HORSEMAN. RED HARE is the plan for what to do if and when Martian death...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Delirium Brief
    Getting back to the OP, you mentioned in The Nightmare Stacks that Tony Blair had requested a military plan for dealing with the Apocalypse of St. John the Divine. Who was the last PM in the Laundry-continuity to match the...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Delirium Brief
    Howard Waldrop wrote a short story called "The Wolfman of Alcatraz", in which the title character had to be placed in protective confinement for 3 days every month. Protective for the other inmates, of course....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Delirium Brief
    SURGEON GENERAL'S WARNING: Channeling Nyarlathotep Causes K-Syndrome, Lung Cancer, Heart Disease, Emphysema, and may Complicate Pregnancy. Discontinue channeling Nyarlathotep if any of the following occurs: * itching * vertigo * dizziness * tingling in extremities * loss of balance or...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Delirium Brief
    I am me because my memories of the past are about me, there is a continuity of existence as me. Bob may well be the Eater of Souls but he's still got continuity of memory as Bob, he thinks like...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Delirium Brief
    Just looked at your Twitter. Happy Birthday!...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Delirium Brief
    Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday and getting you to sign my very own copy of The Labyrinth Index. How many books is it polite to ask you to sign?...
  • Commented on The Labyrinth Index: sneak preview!
    I had so many of those books when I was a kid. Of course, when I was a kid, I could only see Doctors Three & Four, playing on a months-long loop on TVO, my local public broadcaster. When they...
  • Commented on The Labyrinth Index: sneak preview!
    Something worse than Daleks: possibly on the order of Cybermen. Not... not... Teletubbies?!?!?!!!!!!!!!111one!!...
  • Commented on The Labyrinth Index: sneak preview!
    Moderators: please remove if this is too Usaian-centred. Harry Turtledove's quoted Rabbi Jill Jacobs on Twitter yesterday: "There were four judges in Sodom and they were named for their actions: Shakrai, meaning liar, and Shakrurai, habitual liar, Zayfai, forger, and...
  • Commented on The Labyrinth Index: sneak preview!
    the Alfär Magi, one of whom is a significant character who appears later in the novel. The Magi should get along with the Mandate like a house on fire - lots of screaming and property damage, inflicted on others, of...
  • Commented on The Labyrinth Index: sneak preview!
    Well, BLUE HADES presumably got through their own version of Case Nightmare Green, as did the dwellers in the mantle (whose name escapes me at the moment). So CNG is theoretically survivable. The question of course is: let's say that...
  • Commented on The Labyrinth Index: sneak preview!
    That's what keeps Charlie from writing 3 books a year - he has to go through a portal and help crew the ship Night Spire....
  • Commented on The Labyrinth Index: sneak preview!
    For a good commentary / response to The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath, you could do worse than The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe, by Kij Johnson. Asking questions like "where are the women? the people of colour?" etc....
  • Commented on The Labyrinth Index: sneak preview!
    As a special short-notice extra I'll be in Toronto, reading and signing early copies(!) at Bakka-Phoenix Books on October 20th — a sneak hyper-local early launch, if you like. ZOMGWTFBBQ! Huzzah! I'll be there! What time? Or is that TBD?...
  • Commented on The Labyrinth Index: sneak preview!
    Sorry, Hinduism, Sikhism and Judaism all drop two places each....
  • Commented on The Labyrinth Index: sneak preview!
    According to Wikipedia, Hinduism is #3, but is not Abrahamic. Sikhism is #4, with Judaism at #5. If you include "no religion" or "religion not stated", then those are #2 and #3, respectively, while Sikhism and Judaism drop two places...
  • Commented on Upcoming Appearances
    Something amusing - for some values of amusing - from Charlie's Twitter: on Urban Dictionary some people are trying to change the slang definition of 'gammon' to be 'wicked shouty white left-wing liberals'. Not sure what brought about this manifestation...
  • Commented on "I doubt me an it be commercial."
    (Dog Latin alert): Bonum Dei, homo! Don't you know how expensive paper is?!?! [And more humourous culture shock stuff]. One thing (among many) I liked about Under One Banner: we got the main character studying a pre-Commonweal tongue. I know...
  • Commented on Upcoming Appearances
    TO-RON-TO! TO-RON-TO! TO-RON-TO! TO-RON-TO! Toronto sounds like a good place to visit....
  • Commented on Taxonomy of story, or, why murder?
    Don't wait to do these things or you could wind up like some people in Texas. Born in the USA, raised in the USA, no citizenship elsewhere, apply for a passport and suddenly... "Sorry! I (racist immigration officer) don't think...
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