Lacking Natural Simplicity

Random musings on books, code, and tabletop games.

Recent Reading

  • Brand of The Werewolf, as by Kenneth Robeson; online sources say it was actually written by Lester Dent and originally published January 1934 in Doc Savage Magazine. Doc Savage Adventure #11. I probably got this from memoware, a site that distributes free ebooks for PDAs. It introduces Patricia Savage, Doc Savage's cousin. Entertaining, in a pulp way.

  • The Shadow of the Ship, by Robert Wilfred Franson; Del Rey/Ballantine, 1983. Interesting, if slightly uneven. While a complete novel in itself, it starts in the middle of things and leaves you wanting to know more about the many things alluded to in passing. As far as I can tell it was a standalone novel. Was it his only novel?William H. Stoddard has a good review of the book from the libertarian viewpoint. Update (2008-01-27): looking closer at the Troynovant web site I see that it is a collection of interesting essays on many topics, including books and movies as well as other subjects, with a Libertarian viewpoint, apparently run by Robert Wilfred Franson, the author of The Shadow of the Ship.

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