Review: Sex, Lies, and Statistics by Brooke Magnanti

I originally wrote this review in 2013 for the UK release of the book in question. I am re-posting it here, because the book has now been issued in the United States. The American title is Sex, Lies, and Statistics while the British issue was called The Sex Myth. Having… Continue reading

Book 1? Check (Antithesis/Kabrakan Day 475)

One Down. Five to go. And hot damn does it feel good to say that. I must apologize for my delinquency–I utterly failed in my journalistic duty to document the progress of this book over the last month, when I have actually been writing every day. I found myself over-scheduled,… Continue reading

Blogging Kabrakan/Antithesis, Day 431-433

Hello and greetings and updates from the road! Growing up in the San Francisco area, I learned to hate humidity. Going to the east coast or the south or the midwest meant growing a set of gills. How things change! After two years on the Oregon coast, now that I’m… Continue reading

Blogging Antithesis/Kabrakan, Day 296

More action-packed days here in the back of beyond! The last few days my attention has been divided between finding ways to get enough exercise amid sporadic (but severe) rainstorms and working to get back on track with my writing. And it’s working. I’m up a goodly amount in the… Continue reading

What Is Zoroastrianism?

The Orinthal Deception cover

I’ll be the first to admit that the most far-flung bit of speculation I indulge in in The Kabrakan Ascendency (aka The Antithesis Progression)is the Persian Empire having Zoroastrianism as its state religion, rather than Islam. I had to imagine a pretty convoluted scenario (and a nuclear war) to pull… Continue reading

Some Might Call it Infringement

So. copyright infringement has been a a hot topic over the last year, as numerous high-profile and/or much-blogged about cases have been circulating in the news. Whether it’s Star Trek fan films or shadow hunting urban fantasy heroines, a lot of people are in a hell of a lather about… Continue reading

The New Old Future

Warning: The following is a longish post, and contains things some people might consider political. It takes no partisan positions. It is a commentary on the underlying conditions upon which politics and economics will proceed over the next generation. If you wish to avoid this kind of thing, stop reading… Continue reading