A beautifully told story with colorful characters out of epic tradition, a tight and complex plot, and solid pacing. -- Booklist, starred review of On the Razor's Edge

Great writing, vivid scenarios, and thoughtful commentary ... the stories will linger after the last page is turned. -- Publisher's Weekly, on Captive Dreams

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Apparently, Russians are getting a laugh out of the whole thing.

"Nightmare of Obama"

Caption was: "Come on Lyudmilla! Hack those Yanks!"

Caption: Typical Russian Hacker


  1. You know, if you interpret Roman Empire to include the Holy Roman Empire, you could probably make a case for Picture 1. The Russians did do a bit of fighting in WW1, after all, and said Russians presumably did some hacking (as in Picture 4).

    1. The fall of the Holy Roman Empire was Napoleon, though.

    2. Hapsburgs ruling the Austro-Hungarian empire were arguably good enough successors and closely enough allied to the Church to count as Roman. Certainly they are frequently alluded to as such.

      Still a bit of a stretch, I know, but I thought it worked for the joke. Oh well.


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