Vikings will work for plunder, geeks and artists will work for a dream, but business people require another form of motivation. — Neal Stephenson discussing the Kickstarter Project Clang

The Kickstarter campaign for Neal Stephenson’s Clang is in danger of failing. With 7 days to go they have raised about $370,000 of $500,000. This is a really cool project and if you have some extra cash sitting around collecting dust maybe you should contribute? If you wanna help out click here

If it’s your birthday and I get you something other than a book as a gift. I probably don’t care about you all that much.

Interview with E.C. Myers

I’m a bit late in posting this (that this interview slipped between the cracks is entirely my fault) but here we have E.C. Myers, author of the fantastic Young Adult sci-fi adventure Fair Coin. He took the time to answer some questions so lets see what he had to say. 

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Is it just me? Or does anyone else think that “King Rat” by Modest Mouse would be perfect for a tv commercial for Bethesda’s upcoming First Person Throat Stabber, Dishonored?

Guest Review: Angelkiller by David Blalock

            I have come to learn that whenever a book on Amazon is listed as free, or even dirt cheap, it isn’t worth reading. But when a respectable author recommends a free book on Facebook, I can’t seem to resist the urge. A free, recommended book? There had to be a catch. Well, there wasn’t much of a catch. David Blalock’s Angelkiller (book one of the Angelkiller Triad) was a great read. It was short, action packed, and though provoking, all neatly wrapped in a great premise.

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So I was thinking. You know that joke, “If zombies are chasing us I don’t need to outrun them, I just need to outrun you.”? Well. No. Logic failure. Because zombies never EVER finish their meals. They might stop for a minute, but then you’ll have one more zombie pursuing you. And that extra zombie will have a familiar face… — The Magical Goatfairy
Here is the cover for James Lovegrove’s next Pantheon novel, Age of Voodoo. I don’t know much about this one yet, other than that it involves some voodoo zombies and Navy SEALs but if I have learned anything about Lovegrove’s work it will be a hell of a good time. And look at that beautiful cover! Marek Okon has my nomination for Cover Artist of the Year. It’s just so beautiful and exotic! And look at the mischievous smile…that can’t be a good sign for some poor sucker. 

Here is the cover for James Lovegrove’s next Pantheon novel, Age of Voodoo. I don’t know much about this one yet, other than that it involves some voodoo zombies and Navy SEALs but if I have learned anything about Lovegrove’s work it will be a hell of a good time. And look at that beautiful cover! Marek Okon has my nomination for Cover Artist of the Year. It’s just so beautiful and exotic! And look at the mischievous smile…that can’t be a good sign for some poor sucker. 

Everything that is Wrong with Ridley Scott’s Prometheus

Instead of writing my own review of Ridley Scott’s Prometheus I thought I’d just give you a link to Larry Correia’s. Larry, in all his humorous and logical glory, has written a Captain’s Log from the perspective of Idris Ilba’s character, detailing every ridiculously illogical misstep made by the movie. Now, you may wonder why I am so in favor of bashing Prometheus when I was able to enjoy Battleship? Well here it is. Battleship never pretended to be anything other than a fun popcorn-munching Summer movie extravaganza. On the other hand, Prometheus was supposedly this intelligent sci-fi horror film. I’m not even a fan of the original Alien so it’s not like I had my expectations set too high. Prometheus was just NOT a good movie. So rather than reiterate the points that Larry so successfully conveys, just go read his post here

Rant: Tomb Raider “Attempted Rape” Scene Controversy

Here are the facts.

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