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  • Commented on Report on Seat 14C
    Interesting comment from my son (21) so more used to cards for day to day life . If you are on a serious night out, leave your cards at home and take cash. That way you can't keep spending. He...
  • Commented on Fantasy shibboleths
    Tom, Yes - it would be interesting to see a fantasy (or any really) novel deal with Geography as complex as that part of the world :-) The history of the Balkans and Caucasus is complex and fascinating - lots...
  • Commented on Fantasy shibboleths
    The maps ! Most High Fantasy has a map at the beginning of the book with highly implausible Geography. Mountain chains without foothills and much in the way of passes, too few settlements etc. It would be better to go...
  • Commented on On the Great Filter, existential threats, and griefers
    - Under Cromwell they had the most advanced army with the best weapons in the world, built a navy from scratch that easily defeated the Dutch, started the worlds first trade and industry economy, They did not build the Navy...
  • Commented on We interrupt this broadcast ...
    Mine would have arrived via Amazon (shush) and the postman on Friday. Unfortunately no one was in, so I collected it Saturday. 20 pages to go as of this morning. I won't give any spoilers as I'm still trying to...
  • Commented on Press Release: Stross Uncloaks Secret Media Project
    The genes for them could have been found by the Martian Rovers (see Siths in the Barsoom novels) and a government cover up was in place whilst the CIA used their poison to develop weapons of mass destruction....
  • Commented on Big Guns[1]
    Blimey Stina, you do go for a variety of combat styles :-) She's also into fantasy and SF (beware of the effects of Terry Pratchett, E.E Doc Smith and Arthur C Clarke on the young mind). The Assassins guild seems...
  • Commented on Big Guns[1]
    Hello Stina, I enjoyed your note [3] as it reminded of my daughter. When she was four, we where planning to buy s her a dolls house for Christmas and had taken her to the shop to choose. In the...
  • Commented on The ticking clock, stopped
    I'd take the drug - sufficient things ache and are wearing out now that I'm over 50 to be a hindrance. It would be nice to be able recover from unusual activity like I could in my twenties (Climb a...
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