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Vampires VS Big Pharma: Who’s More Evil?

On the subject of Kaiju-biology (monster biology), Peter Watts narrates his brilliant slideshow that explains vampires from an evolutionary perspective, and then explains how humans can profit by harnessing their predators. Watts brings his experience as a scientist and his talent as a science-fiction writer to bear in […]

Silent Growth

It seems like if I could just work on my own projects, everything would be just fine, but every time I sit down to work on my stuff, something afflicts me: paper cuts, my roommate editing an Ennio Morricone track for voicemail, new deadlines, the lack of clean […]

Game Mega-Wrapup

Game Tunnel, a site for indie games, picks their 10 best for 2006, with a platformer called Gumboy Crazy Adventures taking top honours. Kottke wrapped up 2006 with a list of addictive little online games, and the new version of Line Rider is mentioned first. And for those […]

Tales from the Vault!

Yearn for pulp fiction about mounties, possible marital infidelity and Winnipeg’s pock-marked Frankenstein? Tales from the Vault provides Canadian pulp history in French and English with more than just a gallery of covers. That’s right, there are whole issues!

Winter’s Gone

Sometimes you find something just in time for it to die and the best you can offer is a good death. Once my roommate found a pigeon with a broken neck and brought it home. It spent a night in our bathtub before we took it to wildlife […]

13 Ways of Looking at a Bat

“Among twenty empty warehouses, The only moving thing Was the eye of the Batman.” –sorta Wallace Stevens You should know right from the start that I’m a terrible geekā€”not extremely geeky, but bad at being a geek. Continuity in the sense of an overarching, epic and harmonized chronology […]