The Iron Wyrm Affair

The Iron Wyrm Affair, by the improbably named Lilith Saintcrow, is the first in a projected series of novels involving Prime Sorceress Emma Bannon and Mentath Archibald Clare. The setting is a kind of mash-up of steampunk and urban fantasy in an alternative England where Queen Victrix has just married her consort, Prince Alberich, where [Read More...]

The Apocalypse Codex

A couple of weeks ago I read Charles Stross’ latest, The Apocalypse Codex, and I’ve kind of been sitting on it every since. It’s the next book in the Bob Howard/Laundry Files series that began with The Atrocity Archive, a series that is an delightful mash-up of Lovecraftian horror, computer science geekery, and classic espionage. I’ve thoroughly [Read More...]

Why We Get Fat

Seven or eight years ago, my doctor told me I need to lose a whole lot of weight. She put me on a low carb diet, and I lost 70 pounds. I kept it off for a while, but eventually I got tired of dieting, and over the last three years I’d put 40 of [Read More...]


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