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Mark Twain said that history does not repeat but it does rhyme. That can be used to advantage in writing military fantasy. I covered some contemporary histories a few weeks back. A good source for material is retrospective histories. The Book of the Sword (1884) by Richard F. Burton was supposed to be the first […]

This is the final installment of a 5 part series about the Robotech novels. Click here for parts 1, 2, 3, and 4. I’m departing a bit from talking about books here, and I’m going to talk about some TV shows and films today. I waffled a bit on doing this originally, but there was […]

The Gundermen play a specialist role in the Hyborian Age. They are mentioned in some of the Conan stories with certain skills in the military realm, namely as the best infantry of the period. The Gundermen are given a separate section in “Notes on Various Peoples of the Hyborian Age.” Howard stated Gunderland was originally […]

An announcement by Jerry Pournelle, author of The Strategy of Technology: We are bringing out, in both electronic and print production, The Strategy of Technology, a 1970 book that was once a text in some of the Service Academies and still is in use at two of the War Colleges. This is not a new […]