Walter Jon Williams Pt.2

Here is the second half of our interview with Walter Jon Williams. In this half we talk more in detail about the Praxis series. Please enjoy, and look for the Praxis series and Williams’ other books in stores DAF: There has been quite a break between the first three Praxis books and these next three. How […]

Free Comic Book Day

This Saturday, May 6th, is going to be Free Comic Book Day! The list of free titles can be found here. Most comics shops will be participating.  Star Comics in Lubbock will be participating along with several libraries. Maybe your local comic book shop will be as well? Looking the comic books which will be available  may be some […]

Walter Jon Williams Pt. 1

Walter Jon Williams is an author from New Mexico. He has an extensive backlist, most of which he recovered from Eastern European Pirates. He began writing historical fiction but transitioned to Science Fiction and Fantasy. His writings had spanned the gamut from near future techno thrillers, to cyberpunk, and space opera. His personal website can be […]

Full House: Wild Cards in Portales

This Friday marks the return of the annual Jack Williamson Lectureship to Portales, New Mexico.  This event is one of the prime examples of why this blog exists. Yes, I have talked about very general stuff, but there are some important parts of the geek subculture which do not always get the amount of attention […]

HUDCon Spring 2017

Today I spent a bit of time down at Mad Hatter’s House of Games in Lubbock, Texas. Across my twitter feed yesterday came news of an event called HUDCon. HUD, or Heads Up Display, is a student group at Texas Tech University in Lubbock.  They run a Youtube channel for game and television reviews. They […]

Vikings! No not the football team.

  As a professional historian I have met lots of people at conferences and such. So, I want to make people aware of a friend’s project. To some extent, a conversation I have had with him is behind me doing this blog. He launched the successful site and now runs the Medieval Warfare Magazine. His […]

Don’t Want a Bad Rommance

Optional musical accompaniment Since last I wrote about Andromeda I have played through one more planet. Made some allies and began trying to figure out who my male Ryder will romance. The romantic relationship is an important part of the background of a bioware game. When done well they add read depth to the background […]