Month: August 2015

A glimpse of Sir Ranulph

Cassie, “my” artist, has started on Sir Ranulph! I described her to him as “Warner Bros Batman in armour with a sword.” So here’s a preliminary sketch, more to get the pose right. German Longsword aficionados will note that he

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Swords versus Tanks – cover is progressing

My first artist is snowed under, so I dragooned a former Bruntsfield Mum into doing me a stand in cover. Here — left — is a sketch with some text dropped in to see if it vaguely works. Being a Bruntsfield Mum,

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You can’t pwn Science Fiction because it doesn’t exist

This weekend’s… non-events… show that, though you use smart-arse hacks to pwn an award’s nomination process, you can’t also hack its voting community. Just suppose you could, and ensure only tales about square jawed white male imperialists win prizes, or that the Hugo Awards from now on

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COMING SOON — SWORDS VERSUS TANKS

First. Don’t worry! This is just a placeholder image I knocked up while my artist mate works on the real covers which should be a bit more Frazetta. Now, let me tell you about Swords versus Tanks. Ahem. I mean

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Belisarius casts a long shadow

“So I asked the History teacher–” Yes, Kurtzhau, 11, has just started high school and looks very dapper in his school uniform, tie and fast-growing mane of long hair. He’s not cute anymore. “–if we were doing the fall of

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Posted in Geek Parenting, History