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  • Commented on Book day!
    If you grillo, I mean google correctly, you can find the pitch documents for an American TV adaptation of The Laundry Files from 2014. OGH may be enjoined from talking about it for legal and moral reasons. The show described...
  • Commented on Book day!
    In the US Apple iBooks ecosystem, The Delirium Brief is not included in the "A Laundry Files Novel" group, which is currently showing only 7 members, all sold by Penguin USA. Is it possible to get Tor/Macmillan/Holtzbrinck, Ace/Penguin, and Apple...
  • Commented on Book day!
    Non-spoiler: Early on, Bob throws out an offhand reference to a daikaiju incident. Do you have plans to write a Bob vs. Mechacthulhu novella in the spirit of Down on the Farm or Overtime? (Asking for another Equoid- or The...
  • Commented on Placeholder? Placeholder!
    was going to point out a missing in this blog post, but on second thought save those neurons for your pay copy...
  • Commented on Some notes on the worst-case scenario
    A cursory Google search reveals that Stephen Bannon was involved in the (mis)management of the Biosphere 2 project some twenty years ago. I'm not sure whether this buttresses or saps your argument....
  • Commented on In other news ...
    In an effort to avoid a derail of casus belli interstelli, let me just say that chapter 3 was very nice indeed and gives me a new hope for Bob and Mo in a way that the canon sequels to...
  • Commented on In other news ...
    I get that it would be a great compliment to a fanfic writer, but this is by OGH himself, so do fan-kudos apply? Saying "chapter 1 reads like authentic Stross" is damning with faint praise, considering it IS authentic Stross....
  • Commented on In other news ...
    Chapter 2 is great! Gives me some non-Bob insight into what it must have been like to be Angleton....
  • Commented on In other news ...
    Unlike 99.9999% of all fanfic, I can hear the same voices and inflections in my mind when I read this as I do when I read the novels. So... kudos? Is it fanfic if it feels like canon, doesn't crossover,...
  • Commented on Empire Games sneak peek
    So I don't have to have read the previous Merchant Princes trilogy/sextet to enjoy this new trilogy, right? Also, I noticed a few details in the first Merchant Princes novel of the trilogy edit that seemed incongruous with my adult...
  • Commented on Suspense is the key
    Donald Westlake wrote 24 crime novels under his Richard Stark pen name about a professional heister known only as Parker. Each novel starts in media res, and Westlake refined his opening technique as his readership changed. When he was writing...
  • Commented on Empire Games
    because I need to commit space opera. Space opera is neither sin nor crime....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Annihilation Score
    Another example of whistling in the grimdark is Mo feeling sick at the thought of dolphins and porpoises being sacrificed and bound in a necromantic ritual to power Ramona's transport, while she continues to keep the no-less grisly killing machine...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Annihilation Score
    Rhesus Chart and Annihilation Score both have two very smart, very scary sorcerers completely ignoring the cat with opposable thumbs in their home. That and the Doris Goodman/Greene name switcheroo really drove home just how unreliable our narrators have been...
  • Commented on Announcing UK Audiobook Titles
    The American audiobooks for The Laundry Files so far have had an Englishman reading them, Gideon Emery. He's pretty good at switching back and forth between character accents. I can't vouch for the accuracy of his UK accents, but he...
  • Commented on That "Annihilation Score" spoiler thread you're all asking for
    Mo's dalliance rang completely true to me. When my wife and I got a diagnosis of a chronic, debilitating, life-changing disease, we both ran off the rails for a bit (and that's being charitable), even though we'd been living with...
  • Commented on That "Annihilation Score" spoiler thread you're all asking for
    So that means Bob's going to neglect to brief his underlings in just the same way (or worse) as Andy, Angleton et al neglected to brief him? That's a shame....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Rhesus Chart
    You should consider hosting the wiki directly on the antipope server, to make it clear that it's the official Laundry Wiki containing as close to 100% canon as Bob's unreliable narration and The Curse of the Laundry will allow. Moderators...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Rhesus Chart
    I really, really liked the sequence where Andy fucked up at the beginning. It showed just how far Bob has come over the course of the series AND how little his self-perception matches who he actually is. Every other LF...
  • Commented on Reminders
    Give our host a break, he's knee deep in work and prepping for a public reading. That said, if you pre-order in the US via iBooks, you can be reading at 11 pm EDT on 6 July. Big River Company...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Equoid
    /me pops in to check for new Equoid arcana, skims comments, runs screaming back to MetaFilter...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Equoid
    Charlie, you have infused a joy in your Lovecraft pastiche (and your pastiches in general) that I rarely see. In fact, the only other writer I've found who shares both your joy and your skill for pastiches also shares the...
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