November 12th, 2009

chronic rift

The Chronic Rift Roundtable: Sherlock Holmes

Can't believe I forgot to post this, especially given both the subject matter and the guest list.....

The Chronic Rift podcast has a Roundtable discussion on the greatest detective who ever lived, Sherlock Holmes, with John and Andrea joined by authors Kevin Lauderdale (Star Trek: Constellations, Cthulhu Unbound) and Laurie R. King (the Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes series of novels, and also one of my favorite authors). You don't wanna miss this one. Seriously.

The episode is available by subscription off iTunes, or directly from either the Rift web site or the Rift page on Mevio. And please comment either on the forums or at the toll-free number 888-866-9010.
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Schott's Miscellany 11 November 2009

Veterans Day
Remembrance Day (Canada)


The sustaining power of ice at various degrees of thickness:

At a thickness of two inches, will support a man.
At a thickness of four inches, will support a man on horseback.
At a thickness of six inches, will support teams with moderate loads.
At a thickness of eight inches, will support heavy loads.
At a thickness of ten inches, will support 1,000 pounds to the square foot.

---Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889

When we remember that we are all mad, the mysteries disappear nad life stands explained.
Mark Twain (1835-1910)
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d'argo's lament

added bonus in the D'Argo's Lament hardcover

There's a special bonus feature in the hardcover release of Farscape: Uncharted Tales Volume 1: D'Argo's Lament -- a Farscape short story by yours truly! The story in Lament is a semi-sequel to a short story I wrote called "Many a Mile to Freedom," which appeared in the very first issue of Farscape: The Official Magazine in 2001. If you pick up the hardcover, you can read that story, which has been reprinted in the back of the volume!
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    "You Can Call Me Al" by Paul Simon