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(Repost) Entering a Radiant State, Part II

Originally posted on One Last Sketch:
Stalin, Stalin, wherefore art thou Stalin? Part I Alasdair: But even the Lodka cannot outrun Rizhin forever. As Lom searches the abandoned Lodka for Chazia’s secret archive, he is followed inside by Rizhin’s police…

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(Repost) Entering a Radiant State, Part I

Originally posted on One Last Sketch:
There is only the future At long last, we’re down to the last volume in Peter Higgins’ Wolfhound Empire trilogy, 2015’s Radiant State, and Alasdair Czyrnyj’s back for another round of discussion. Six years…

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(Repost) All that’s Left is Truth and Fear, Part II

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Part I Nukes are Kind of Magic Michal: Higgins is very clear that the introduction of nuclear weapons represents a cosmic-scale shift in humankind’s relationship with the supernatural. Up until this point, the citizens…

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(Repost) All that’s Left is Truth and Fear, Part I

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Amidst the Ruins As promised, I’m bringing back Alasdair Czyrnyj to continue our discussion of Peter Higgins’ Wolfhound Empire trilogy. This time, we’re taking on the middle volume, Truth and Fear. Truth and Fear…

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(Repost) Surviving the Wolfhound Century, Part II

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City and Swamp Part I Alasdair: The point you make about authoritarian regimes narrowing the scope of possibility for the future is an important one. Indeed, all of the major antagonists of the Wolfhound…

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(Repost) Surviving the Wolfhound Century, Part I

Originally posted on One Last Sketch:
Lost in Leningrad I read Peter Higgins’s Wolfhound Century after a strong recommendation from fellow blogger Alasdair Czyrnyj. He’ll join me in the next series of posts as we air our thoughts on the…

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Secondhand Manifestos: Quick Thoughts on Bruce Sterling’s Pirate Utopia

It appears to have accidentally turned into Jackboot Month here in the Dolmen. Today’s subject, Bruce Sterling’s 2016 novella Pirate Utopia, is something I literally found out about yesterday and spent a few hours reading cover to cover. I’ve never … Continue reading

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