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  • Commented on I ain't dead
    Already used by a Pratchett fan group on Facebook, so probably not :)...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas"
    "Massachusetts has a Republican Governor." William Weld, yes? I'm not at all sure who -he'd- nominate....
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas"
    This would be... 7.7*10^22 kilograms worth of common garden moles (who I gather are ca.128 grams apiece)? About the same as 7.7*10^20 people of ca. 100 kg each say? (Or, a bit under a billion times a trillion, 10^9*10^12.) That...
  • Commented on Yet another novel I will no longer write
    About 2 weeks before, but ok, that’s 14 days...
  • Commented on Yet another novel I will no longer write
    I thought that looked like a pun, though not quite sure I got both halves. :) Also enjoyed the would-have-been-excerpt. Thanks!...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    In my worth-less-than-a-surreal-infinitesimal-number-opinion a novel that further fleshes out a world as interesting as the Laundry Files has become is a worthwhile "Laundry Files novel". (I was surprised to learn that the idea of related stories occupying the same "universe"...
  • Commented on Ask me anything!
    Same here indeed... Aleister Crowley, the "Great Beast Salvarsan" (... to quote a letter by a very unimpressed composer contemporary of his. "Salvarsan" was also known as "Compound 606" and was a sort of Snake Oil...)...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    Don't know, though it sounds oddly right and also like something Noam Chomsky might say....
  • Commented on Typo Hunt: The Labyrinth Index
    Especially after the "This hour has 22 Minutes" Bush interview... ( https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/22-minutes-star-pulls-prank-on-george-w-bush-1.212339 )...
  • Commented on Happy Halloween!
    Excession, if I remember?...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Delirium Brief
    Wasn't speaking of all Verne's books, just the few not cheaply available in English because the only existing published translations (according to Delphi?) are from 25(?) or fewer years ago, iirc. Something like that! Unless we're still talking about the...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Delirium Brief
    re Verne: not all of Verne's books are available in English translation in the US (out-of-copyright), however. There's an explanation of this for instance in the description of the Delphi Books (almost-)complete Verne set @ Amazon - some of his...
  • Commented on The Labyrinth Index: sneak preview!
    One thought more directly connected to this excerpt and if allowed, speculation?...- what if someone, maybe Mhari's ex, really is playing 5 steps ahead (while somehow avoiding, maybe by being dead now, mind-reading by Nyar Nyar...) - a plan to...
  • Commented on The Labyrinth Index: sneak preview!
    (NB: I'm not saying Quisling didn't _want_ to have an effective role, he very much did, just that the Nazis didn't _need_ him and that apparently they took over Norway without any help from his apparently rather ineffective work, apparently,...
  • Commented on The Labyrinth Index: sneak preview!
    I've been thinking about this comparison of Michael Armstrong to Vidkun Qusling. Given that Quisling had no effective role in the betrayal of Norway and was at most a figurehead for the Nazi government, the analogy seems unclear....
  • Commented on The Labyrinth Index: sneak preview!
    on the other hand, TRC toward the end sees Mhari viewing Bob with some respect (could be fear, could be fear.) For all his ego, Bob (or the thing that now thinks it's Bob after Bob's death in TFM, if...
  • Commented on The Labyrinth Index: sneak preview!
    Well, she could be referring to Bob, Oscar (from TRC, deceased but - still) or one of several concurrent with Bob (... according to Bob and, if I remember, Mhari too.) (I see Tor has fixed some Mhari-related typoish things....
  • Commented on Taxonomy of story, or, why murder?
    Almost sure that some of Reginald Hill's mysteries qualify, but will have to check which. He seemed to specialize in genre-breaking (with very positive results, I believe.) Had not heard of the thread-OP's novels, I think, but - hrm. Will...
  • Commented on The Nakamoto Variations
    Well, maybe he could use a cover band called Compuserve - who knows....
  • Commented on The Nakamoto Variations
    ... found that one to be quite good. (Insoluble by the wat'ry universal...)...
  • Commented on The Nakamoto Variations
    There's something rather like this going on in an online comic (GPF) -now-......
  • Commented on Why I barely read SF these days
    I'm very sorry to hear. He had a lot of interest to contribute and (... selfishly-speaking...) I looked forward to reading more....
  • Commented on New Book Week!
    Not sure that's a typo. In our world that would be Oliver and his son, hence, Cromwells....
  • Commented on New Book Week!
    Belatedly and briefly, found a copy at the local library, read it and am intending to reread it before I return it to the library. Only caught one might-be-typo, for what that's worth; will have to mark it down. Especially...
  • Commented on Silence is ending (soon)
    ... ok, I have never looked much at Archive of our Own.. But I see something very interesting there written by the author which I have never seen before, so that's my loss... time to read it. And the A...
  • Commented on Crib Notes: Empire Games
    As I think has been said in other words- you're giving languages and especially the English language too much credit for specificity and lack of ambiguity even so. Many of us who aren't hidden nonhuman AIs walking among you (oops,...
  • Commented on Empire Games gets a price cut in the UK
    While I have great hopes for the eventual capabilities of AI, whether it's Shakespeare, Cervantes, Dostoyevsky or a lesser light, an excellent translation/annotation/etc etc is worth holding out for over an adequate one, I gather, yes......
  • Commented on Excuses
    I've never seen much radical in Michał Bergson's clarinet music, but perhaps you know it better than I do. As to Varèse: (1) cheers for not getting that the Varèse reference, like the Satie reference, were jokes. I won't trouble...
  • Commented on Excuses
    1) why, thank you. 4) which war exactly did we enter in 1913? We invaded Veracruz in 1914, we didn't enter WWI until 1917, "The Martian War" is a later fabrication. As to the Constitution, you've got "weakened" and "meaningless"...
  • Commented on Excuses
    Sounds more like a Satie joke to me....
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