Sunday, March 28, 2010

Tactical Highlighter #25

Nothing much to say this week. It’s been a long one and next week’s not looking too much shorter, alas.

  • Saint Darwin’s Spirituals and Heart of Clay: A Saint Darwin’s Spiritual by D.K. Thompson (Variant Frequencies). These are two stories which take place in a stunning paranormal Victorian noir setting that I absolutely adore and the stories are excellent. I found Heart of Clay a lot more moving, but you should listen to Saint Darwin’s Spirituals first as it sets up the world.
  • Globalization Unto Death by Dan Carlin (Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History). This isn’t a story, but it’s every bit as fascinating as one. It’s ostensibly about race and how humanity may view us and our predecessors at some distant date, but it covers a lot of the exploration of the ‘new world’ and has tons of interesting bits. Way better than the History Channel.
  • Going to the Chapel (Drabblecast). This one is a bit of an odd duck, but really enjoyable. Norm got an actress with a stunning southern accent to do the main narration and it totally takes this from an awesome story to “holy frak, shut up and listen ‘cuz this is the greatest!”

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