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10 Things That Scared The Crap Out Of Me As A Child

As an adult, I find a lot of reassurance in the dark; it’s comfortable, it feels like home, and it’s often funny as hell. That wasn’t always true though – a lot of the things I love now once paralysed me with fear as a kid. 826 more words


Sherlock Holmes vs. the Martians

It is often assumed that something that is generically old-ish is “obviously” in the public domain.  This is not necessarily true.  Add to that the variation between the copyright laws of different nations and some odd things can happen. 477 more words


Steampunk Book Review: War of the Worlds

To help me get ready for the H.G. Wells Sourcebook I am going to write for Steam Tour: An American Steampunk in London, I decided to read several of his scientific romances. 734 more words


Your Country Needs Ewe

Our Government had a re-shuffle yesterday, and the Minister for Agriculture is now also Minister for Defence…


No one would have believed in the early years of the twenty-first century that this world was being scrutinized, as someone with a microscope studies creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water. 440 more words

Tinman's Tall Tales

“For last year's words belong to last year's language And next year's words await another voice.”

Yesterday and today have been delightful days and last night was cool, low 60′s cool. Today is sunny with a sharp light. The sky is dark blue and cloudless. 389 more words


My thoughts are stars

Last year, I failed to list The Fault in Our Stars in my favourite books of 2013.  I don’t regret my decision at all (Eleanor and Park won the ‘sad YA’ genre for me) but this didn’t mean I wasn’t excited for the film release.   517 more words