It is the folly of too many to mistake the echo of a London coffee-house for the voice of the kingdom.
Let’s talk about how fun it is to have a go-cart people mover.
We pour one out for The Expanse and Sandman Slim, and we raise our glasses for a sequel to Malazan. Also, an extra-bleak Holocaust tour and a discussion of how cults control their members through language. Includes Cultish, Nein, Nein, Nein, Driven, Happy-go-Lucky, The Nineties, Fargo Rock City, The Scholast in the Low Water Kingdom, King Bullet, The God is Not Willing, and Leviathan Falls.
Why your body hurts, lots of politics, and some truly demented grimdark fantasy in this installment. Includes Reign of Terror, Evolution Gone Wrong, The Cruelty is the Point, How to be a Liberal, The Splendid and the Vile, Deep Work, A Desolation Called Peace, Black Stone Heart, and She Dreams in Blood.
You never know how a creative expression will affect you.
Includes Everybody Has a Podcast (Except You), Pappyland, Backstory, and Medallion Status.
Hummingbirds fighting for dominance in a Phoenix backyard.
Alex Trebek was one of the people who welcomed Nic to America, many years ago.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.
― Benjamin Franklin
Thieves of private property pass their lives in chains; thieves of public property in riches and luxury.
―Cato the Elder
People of privilege will always risk their complete destruction rather than surrender any material part of their advantage.
―John Kenneth Galbraith
Some very good history, some very strange novels and some slick space opera. Includes Enemy of all Mankind, A Very Punchable Face, Confederates in the Attic,Ballistic Kiss, Harrow the Ninth, The Library at Mount Char, Children of Time, The Last Emperox, and Cage of Souls.
We are entertained by feline drama during quarantine.
It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.
Back once again with the sci-fi and general calamity. Includes The End is Always Near, Eat the Apple, A Memory Called Empire,Gideon the Ninth, Infinite Detail, Permafrost, Fallen, and The October Man.