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  • Commented on Implications
    Don't forget that most crags in the UK have been heavily 'gardened' by rock climbers in the last 100 years and so don't naturally come all bare and rocky. In fact the BMC have to have tiding up days to...
  • Commented on Book Launch: Neptune's Brood, Edinburgh, Thursday
    Thank you Charlie. I enjoyed this caper, particularly the word building and the sense of inertia that's inherent in all societies… I wont blather on, but I could. Best wishes with all you current and future projects. I'm looking forward...
  • Commented on Crib sheet: Singularity Sky
    Having read Iron Sunrise again recently I understand that you broke this universe… but I like to think that Herman is a unreliable narrator. Which of course just breaks things more, because if you can't trust the Being with it's...
  • Commented on Books I've written
    I don't seem to have expressed myself very clearly here. the question i asked was. Does Charlie know why someone/thing in 'Glasshouse' world sat down and decided to let Curious Yellow loose? Or rather did he have to know where...
  • Commented on Books I've written
    Thank you Greg, that's just the sort of stuff I need to know. And not the answer to the question i was asking. Personally the name chimes in my head with an Aldus Huxley Novel but never mind. What I...
  • Commented on Books I've written
    Charlie, how much do you know about the back story / world of your stories. I'm sure it varies from book to book, but is it enough just to make the story stand or does ferreting out back story /...
  • Commented on Grand Guignol Tropes
    A Family member used to work at a place that dealt with random toxicology requests to identify plants: Atropa belladona cooks down to a grey sauce if you bake them in a pie. [ They probably less readily mistaken for...
  • Commented on Grand Guignol Tropes
    If your food is not "Organic" it's "Inorganic"! Like the embarrassing side effects of of the non-digestible fats in slimming foods, only more so. The simplest outcome would be the malnutrition/ starvation denouement. However I'm sure someone could come up...
  • Commented on PSA: Ignore the news
    greg @ 89 it was a pretty safe assumption to make that at least one person on this thread would have a copy. The other book I know is out there* is 'Workshop Receipts'. A nineteenth century chemist/pharmacy manual. The...
  • Commented on PSA: Ignore the news
    Re the Bomb/IED sub thread. Growing up we had in the house a Penguin paperback published in the early 1940's on Bomb Making. Unfortunately I never read it before my mother passed it on to someone more deserving. [that the...
  • Commented on Obituaries
    I used to get it in the neck as a young girl in primary school because we shared the same first name! Until of course her son suffered a navigation failure on the Paris-Dakar(?) and I could return the favour...
  • Commented on The Algebraic Properties of Equality in SF
    Good question, For a small part technically yes, but Estraven can't count as a male for the rest of the story despite the pronouns. (There's a probability that he's sometime male off camera as the story occurs over a couple...
  • Commented on The Algebraic Properties of Equality in SF
    it's a bit quiet here… i'll plump for Therem Harth rem ir Estraven who as a true person of their culture does the right thing regardless of shadow. or there is Lilith Iyapo from Butler's Xenogenesis who makes the best...
  • Commented on E Ticket*
    I agree Stina, @ 56 Podkayne is far to perky, and weirdly knowing. Her internal voice is disjointed and incomplete: She whines about her little brother and the twins, as if that's an innate behaviour, rather than a result of...
  • Commented on E Ticket*
    I read delany's "the einstein intersection" at a young age, didn't really understand it and enjoyed it for what it was. it showed me the possibilities permissible in story telling and character, that those characters exist. I've been searching out...
  • Commented on THE END.
    I wasn't inferring it wasn't. As our gracious host as demonstrated there's more to life than that manic Fleming. There's over 100 years of spy fiction and fact to mine here, including the psychological fall out from the Third Man...
  • Commented on THE END.
    heard this and thought of you (that is if your not sick of the genre) Radio 4 8pm 1 Dec Archive on 4: great British spy books: fact of fiction? "Peter Hennessy, the leading expert on state secrecy, asks how...
  • Commented on National Talk About Something Else Day
    I'm hand printing Seasonal Greetings cards. Three Blocks, 100 cards… it's a good job the image is fascinating enough. Other than that trying to parse all the information I keep pouring into my head....
  • Commented on Status update
    I wanted to sign in from Wordpress, but apparently I don't own that Identity? It's nice to be back here. I missed not being able to comment over at gaggle…, but I didn't want to dip a toe in that...
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