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 […]

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 […]

Going Crazy

No I am not going crazy in the mental sense, just having my understanding of something changed.  I was wondering through the library as graduate students are want to do.  I discovered a new section that had all the military history stuff.  I began pulling books down off the shelf looking for stuff on fifteenth […]