Lacking Natural Simplicity

Random musings on books, code, and tabletop games.

Recend Reading and Viewing

Recent Reading

  • Pandora's Legions, by Chirstopher Anvil, edited by Eric Flint; Baen Books, February 2002. This novel was constructed from Anvil's earlier novel from 1972, Pandora's Planet, itself based on an earlier novella published as “Pandora's Planet” in the September 1956 Astounding, combined with a number of related short stories from the 1960s. Flint has woven the different stories together well.

  • The Bloody Red Baron, by Kim Newman; Avon Books, 1997. The sequel to Anno Dracula, this book brings us forward forward from the end of Victoria's reign to the first world war. Geneviéve is missing from this novel, alas, but Charles Beauregard and Kate Reed return, joined this time by Edgar Allan Poe. Enjoyable.

Recent Viewing

  • Bubba Ho-tep, 2002. Directed by Don Coscarelli; short story by Joe R. Lansdale, screenplay by Don Coscarelli. Starring Bruce Campbell, Ossie Davis, Ella Joyce, Heidi Marnhout, and Bob Ivy.

    In the words of Bruce Campbell, Bubba Ho-tep, is a redemptive Elvis mummy movie. It's great fun, whatever it is. Bruce Campbell does a wonderful job as Elvis. Very enjoyable.

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