Diversity

Diversity

There is a common, belief that “diversity” is a moral good. That is unalloyed bullshit. It is at best value neutral. Would you trust a steel that was “diverse” with random materials tossed in for “diversity”? If you penned up sheep and wolves together, how “diverse” will your collection of beasties remain? And how many sheep will remain? Diversity is only good or bad in an antifragile sense – to the degree to which it allows multiple solutions to a problem to be tried, with the ones that do not work, or work much less effectively, weeded out. It’s moral Read more »

Paradise is Dying

Paradise is Dying

The Didact reviews Fistfights With Muslims in Europe. Along the way he makes a number of observations. Go read it, but something jumped out and made me laugh despite the seriousness of the subject: It was a response that made absolutely no goddamn sense when you realise that this is the same Scandinavia from which the Danes and the Vikings hailed. The reavers that set sail on their dragon ships from the shores of Iceland, Finland, Denmark, and Sweden were among the most feared warriors of antiquity. Their fighting skills were so highly prized that they were offered enormous sums Read more »

#Coincidentally – another old lady killed….

#Coincidentally – another old lady killed….

Colin Flaherty – always worth listening to – posts another example of Black on White violence. Motives of course, are unknown. “Maybe they shouldn’t have made that black kid angry” His podcast and book, “White Girl Bleed a Lot” are worth digging through. So is the followup “Don’t Make the Black Kids Angry”.

Wait, They Invaded Geek Culture?

Wait, They Invaded Geek Culture?

If it weren’t for leftist papers, would England have any? Anyway, we have the latest dreck at the “Independent”. One really has to try, or be profoundly ignorant of ones ignorance, to be so consistently wrong. We’ve always been here – and only someone ignorant of the background of computer culture, gaming culture, Sci Fi culture, etc. would think otherwise. The “invasion” they see is a backlash – some articles in the past have even used that term. Hugos? Larry proved his point about it being a clique. Then there’s this gem: The movement is a nebulous online community whose values Read more »

Swan Knight’s Son: The Green Knight’s Squire Book One (Moth & Cobweb 1)

Swan Knight’s Son: The Green Knight’s Squire Book One (Moth & Cobweb 1)

Castalia house has a new book out by the inimitable John C Wright, and the beginning of yet another new series. We are very pleased and proud to announce the beginning of a brand new YA fantasy series from John C. Wright that we anticipate may one day be worthy to be mentioned in the same breath as classic fantasy series such as The Dark is Rising and The Chronicles of Prydain. The book is the first in a new duodecilogy called Moth & Cobweb, and the first book in the series is THE GREEN KNIGHT’S SQUIRE: SWAN KNIGHT’S SON.  Read more »

Review: Monster Hunter Memoirs: Grunge (or, The Last Paladin of Shadows of MHI)

Review: Monster Hunter Memoirs: Grunge (or, The Last Paladin of Shadows of MHI)

Before writing this I made the mistake of looking at the existing reviews. Heh. There was a lot of hate for Ringo in the comments. I also get it – Ringo’s sense of humor and story complements Larrys, but it’s different. I know people who can’t stand the Grimnoir books but love MHI. Go figure. So I’ll tackle complaints first: “Mary Sue” – my first hint you don’t read John Ringo, especially when you claim to like his other stuff. Have you ever met his characters? I don’t mean in the books – I mean the real-life people many of Read more »

Pure Awesomeness Now Available in Paperback

Pure Awesomeness Now Available in Paperback

Larry Correia, aka the Mountain Who Writes, has a new-ish epic fantasy series out, and has announced that the first book, Son of the Black Sword, is now out in paperback. If you have yet to read this book, put it at the top, or near the top, of your reading pile. It goes in a lot of unexpected but utterly reasonable directions, in a fantasy milieux quite unlike most others – and one that would be far more familiar to students of Jeffro Johnson’s “Appendix N” overview. Larry gets better with each book.

#Coincidentally #Pravda Two stabbed at music festival

#Coincidentally #Pravda Two stabbed at music festival

A “man” stabs two people at a music festival in Germany: A couple was stabbed at a German musical festival by a man who attacked them while shouting “Allahu Akbar.” The male victim, aged 57 was seriously injured, his 66-year-old wife is said to be fighting for her life. Despite his injuries, the man was able to overpower the attacker who was arrested by police. The couple was enjoying a picnic when they were attacked. Police say the attacker was “apparently under the influence of narcotics”. The suspect was also described as a 26-year-old homeless man from Duisberg, Germany. The weapon was recovered from the scene.  Read more »

Review: Agent of the Imperium: A Story of the Traveller Universe

Review: Agent of the Imperium: A Story of the Traveller Universe

A long time ago, in a suburb far away, a middle schooler went into the local hobby shop. Most of this shop was dedicated to trains, miniatures, modeling, and such, but it also had an aisle with role playing games and classic wargames by companies like TSR, Steve Jackson Games and Avalon Hill. His eyes fell upon a large, 8.5 x 11 hardcover book. The cover had two people with futuristic weapons, in clothes that would easily fit in on the Millennium Falcon, or Serenity. They were leaving their ship via a transparent, enclosed gangway, ready for trouble.The name on Read more »