FrankO

FrankO

  • Commented on Science-fictional shibboleths
    After the two bombs were dropped, Gen George Marshall, Chief of Staff of the Army, ordered that no further bombs were to be dropped on Japan. They were to be held for use in the invasion of Kyushu, starting on...
  • Commented on Science-fictional shibboleths
    You might check F W Mote's Imperial China 900 to 1800. About 1000 pages to cover 900 years. It has several chapters on each dynasty. Typically, a chapter on the history of the dynasty, a chapter on the bureaucracy, a...
  • Commented on Quiet in here, isn't it?
    I suggest that you have two light switches that control the same light. The question is whether both switches are in your house in this universe, or if one of the switches is in a nearby universe. Enjoy! Frank....
  • Commented on Bad puppies, no awards
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nevada_gubernatorial_election,_2014 and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/None_of_These_Candidates Enjoy! Frank....
  • Commented on That "Annihilation Score" spoiler thread you're all asking for
    Charlie, A probable typo, in the Acknowledgements page (IX) of the US hardback edition. In the second paragraph, listing the tire kickers, you note Seanan Maguire. I suspect that should be Seanan McGuire. Frank....
  • Commented on The Biggest Little SF Publisher you never heard of pulls on the jackboots
    Two suggestions. The first is a modification of Charlie's proposal. Change "No Award" to "No Award Now" (someone else suggested this term). If "No Award Now" wins in a given category, that category is renominated and revoted down the road,...
  • Commented on An age-old question
    Given Charlie's original question, is it reasonable to ask if the Elder Gods themselves could suffer from senility, or Alzheimers? Could that explain the nature of the recorded encounters with them? And would that mean that their might be young...
  • Commented on Yet another bad idea
    Charlie, John G Roberts, Jr is Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court, not Anton Scalia. Which might make it a little harder to annex part of Leningrad to the U.S. Now, if the US had an embassy in Leningrad,...
  • Commented on Yet another bad idea
    Can we start a rumor that Putin was born in Hawaii and can't be elected Czar of Russia? Frank....
  • Commented on Introducing Hugh Hancock
    Canvas, sir? CANVAS? M. Bleriot would never have gotten across the Channel if he had used canvas. Linen, sir. The future is in linen. Plastic will come later. Enjoy! Frank....
  • Commented on On Syria
    SFReader, I use Norton AV, and it has never complained about the website. And I do not remember any comments about virus problems on the website. And Googling "Air Combat Information Group" does not produce any Google warnings in the...
  • Commented on On Syria
    For those interested in following the various factions in Syria, I would recommend the Air Combat Information Group, http://www.acig.info/CMS/ The head honcho there is Tom Cooper, who has published a number of books on Middle Eastern aviation. He is based...
  • Commented on Books I've written
    Charlie, I case you ever collect your blog posts, and responses, into a book, you might want to correct the second sentence second paragraph, which starts "I wrote it around the" to "I read it around the". Just to avoid...
  • Commented on Crib sheet: Singularity Sky
    The author of "Hawk Among the Sparrows" is Dean McLaughlin. The aircraft was a version of the SR-71, maybe the original fighter design. Enjoy! Frank....
  • Commented on Why I Do Self-Publish
    Paws, Toast is listed as available on the Wyrm Publishing website (signed, limited edition, hardback); they are part of Clarkesworld. The same book can be found on Amazon.com, as well as the earlier trade paperback. And an unusual Stross item...
  • Commented on Tapeworm Logic
    Greg, The book is still available as a second printing, from NESFA. http://www.nesfa.org/press/Books/Stross.html Enjoy! Frank....
  • Commented on What are the big issues of 2013 going to be?
    Why does everyone assume the Magic Peace Fairy is female? That's anthropomorphic sexism. Or even human? I think of it as more like Loki. Or Coyote. So I worry about the peace dividend. Enjoy! Frank....
  • Commented on I suck at New Year Resolutions
    Greg, Wyrm Publishing in the US published a signed hardcover edition of Toast in 2010, which is still listed on their website. Amazon.com lists it, and a trade paperback edition from some years ago. Enjoy! Frank....
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