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Canon Fodder

I didn’t have the chance to write much last week, which means I didn’t write anything about Mario on Thursday, which is semi-officially Mario Day because “Mar 10” looks like “Mario.” Of course, that only works if you write the … Continue reading

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Literary Logic

I came across this article on how Spock and Sherlock Holmes aren’t really as rational as they pretend to be, and other characters often acknowledge them as being. Spock applies logic to situations where it doesn’t really apply, and doesn’t … Continue reading

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Serendipity, My Dear Watson

The daily e-mail I get from Wikipedia mentioned about a week ago that the word “serendipity” was first used in a letter Horace Walpole dated 28 January 1754. The word has come to signify unintended good fortune, but where did … Continue reading

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Daft Steampunk

I’m way behind with writing reviews of books I’ve finished recently, so here are a few. The Song of the Quarkbeast, by Jasper Fforde – The sequel to The Last Dragonslayer continues the adventures of Jennifer Strange, the orphan girl … Continue reading

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Of Mice and Mystery

The Great Mouse Detective – When I was in elementary school, I took the recommendation of the school librarian and read some books in Eve Titus’ Basil of Baker Street series. They were about a mouse who lived in Sherlock … Continue reading

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Revelation with Robots

East of Ealing, by Robert Rankin – Remember my post about the number 666 being rumored to exist in barcodes? Well, that idea plays a major part in this book. A new corporation called Lateinos and Romiith (both terms for … Continue reading

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The Case of the Ozian Detectives

Since L. Frank Baum seems to have dabbled in just about every popular genre of his time, it’s not surprising that his oeuvre would include some detective fiction. In addition to some short mystery stories, he also introduced a girl … Continue reading

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