Category Archives: books

Book Review: Is That a Fish in Your Ear?

Light, mile-high view of translation for non-translators.

All Today’s Parties

William Gibson has been around long enough for his fictions to turn into realities.

Black Rock, White City

Burning Man is the spiritual successor of the Columbian Exposition.

Old Man’s War


What’s the Matter with Kansas?

Apparently, the problem is that Kansans don’t know where their bread is buttered.


drops mind-bombs like a deer running through a forest drops turds

Mistaken for a eunuch at an orgy

I was sent a book and a press packet. I’m choosing to review the press packet.

The Soup Peddler’s Slow and Difficult Soups

Hometown boy makes soup.

Words and Rules

How language works

Forever Peace

Just finished reading Joe Haldeman’s Forever Peace. Very good. Some years ago, I read his book Forever War, one of the standards in the science-fiction canon. This was not a sequel to that, rather a sideways look at some of the same issues in it. The book starts off slowly with exposition. He’s set up […]