Princejvstin

Princejvstin

  • Commented on Excuses
    NO worries, Charlie. Do what you got to do to get those words on paper. Has-been? Over the Hill? Such people have not been reading your latest novels. I'm really happy you are doing new and interesting things in the...
  • Commented on Houston: what are the long-term consequences?
    Katrina led to a permanent displacement of a chunk of the New Orleans population (Some of them, as it so happens, had gone to Houston). http://www.nola.com/katrina/index.ssf/2015/08/hurricane_katrina_migration_di.html I expect that will happen to Houston, and that will have strong local economic...
  • Commented on Radio silence
    Err Labyrinth Index. Reboot, with Caffeine....
  • Commented on Radio silence
    From our chat re: Labyrinth Lord, I definitely am salivating to read it!...
  • Commented on Book day!
    Coming to my Kindle in about 9 hours!...
  • Commented on Traveller RPG, Firefly, Dumarest, Vatta's War... are they all "Star Punk"?
    I'm suddenly more thinking of the RPG Diaspora, where the players and GM create a cluster of worlds, with a range of technology. At the high end, there are planets close to the singularity (but not over, because of the...
  • Commented on Random excuses
    This is now overdue, and some time in the next few weeks I'll be updating the server here—extremely carefully, though! Here's hoping a bare minimum of things break. And watch the design of that summoning grid. Don't be like Andy!...
  • Commented on The End of the British nuclear deterrent?
    Trump piss away the 'special relationship' for a perceived trade relationship gain? Yeah, he'd do that in a heartbeat....
  • Commented on I can't keep up
    2017 seems to be, so far, the year of "Who ordered *that*?"...
  • Commented on The dog ate my homework
    No apology necessary. You've gotta eat, after all....
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    @Roy I am fairly sure the Filibuster goes the way of the dodo at the start of the next Senate session. Why would McConnell allow it to remain? This IS the Republican's dark chance. And even if he did have...
  • Commented on Sometimes I don't know why I bother!
    On the Revolutions Podcast, I first heard about Francisco De Miranda , forerunner to Simon Bolivar in the project of South American Independence from Spain. In his wide ranging life, this guy met and made connections with nearly everyone famous...
  • Commented on Reality is broken
    Reality stranger than fiction indeed. No worries on this end, I'm gently and gradually re-consuming the Laundry verse, this time in audio form, trying to pick on the stuff I missed on the first go around....
  • Commented on What are you reading this summer?
    @George (6): I read the Frankopan. Slow going, but I enjoyed it. As for myself, I am continuing the slow Shahnameh (The Persian Epic of Kings) reading project that Tessa Gratton and Kate Elliott have organized. It's an interesting window...
  • Commented on Don't blow your top!
    Crater Lake. On my to-visit list......
  • Commented on The Nightmare Stacks: US Launch
    I am really pissed-off at Brexit for transforming my alien invasion horror novel into happy fun escapist distraction! In unhappy or insecure times, financially, in my own life, reading about imaginary problems and imaginary horrors have always been a good...
  • Commented on "Tomorrow belongs to me"
    @21 and @43 I point you to "Europe in Autumn" by David Hutchinson....
  • Commented on Some notes on world building
    Feel better!...
  • Commented on Defining space opera
    Space Opera, to define it, is really a slippery beast. To me, a Space Opera: --Takes place primarily off-Earth. --Goes for the same sort of scope and size that Epic Fantasy does over in the Secondary World Fantasy realm. This...
  • Commented on Warlords and eunuchs and slaves, oh my! Picking the problematic for The Aldabreshin Compass
    Firstly, I've woven the institution of slavery into Aldabreshin culture to underscore how different the Archipelago is to any standard cookie-cutter Fantasyland Slightly different problem, but a RPG I am running has the PCs, most from more enlightened places (such...
  • Commented on Repurposing Memory
    it begs one critical question: if a Speaker conjures you up post mortem and has a chat, will you remember that conversation the next time it happens? Or will it remember, either, and how does it remember, and in what...
  • Commented on Fantasy shibboleths
    @Robert. Ha, should have checked comments to see if anyone brought it up before I did....
  • Commented on Fantasy shibboleths
    Oh, and while I remember? Horses are not magical hay-burning all-terrain motorbikes, m'kay? Poul Anderson covered that one in Thud and Blunder decades ago--and still a ton of novels get it wrong wrong wrong....
  • Commented on Introducing new guest blogger: Genevieve Cogman
    I loved the Invisible Library, and I met Genevieve a long time ago, in the land of role-playing game conventions......
  • Commented on Quiet in here, isn't it?
    For all that I love your blog posts, Charlie, I'd rather read more books from you. So being quiet because you are working on books...jake by me. And since I really came into your work via The Merchant Princes, I...
  • Commented on Check Check Sound Check
    Aha, a tidbit on the third novel. Excellent! I've already read and loved an ARC of the second Stormwrack novel. If you haven't read the first...well, go forth and do that. It's been a while since someone has really gone...
  • Commented on Nom de Teleport
    In addition to T-Mat, Doctor Who has also used "Transmat" a couple of times as well (The Five Doctors is the example that immediately comes to mind)....
  • Commented on 21st Century: a complaint
    @demarquis. If I ran a RPG with the plots and sensibility of 21st century history, my players would lose their sense of disbelief rather quickly. "Paul's being lazy again. Russia's the bad guy again? Can't we have some variety?"...
  • Commented on Magic systems and my world building process
    I tend toward the Sanderson side of the magic system pool. There are authors who handle magic as chaotic element well...but I prefer more rigor, generally. Sanderson is an excellent example of that. Martha Wells' Ile-Rien has at least two,...
  • Commented on New guest blogger: Fran Wilde
    Fran is awesome, and I look forward to her posts....
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