Monthly Archives: February 2020

Human Fragility, Manly Aspirations

Good Engineering [The heart] which becomes a little larger than a man’s fist, is incredibly durable. It pushes out two to three billion times in a person’s lifetime. It grows in proportion to the person’s growth and it repairs itself … Continue reading

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Art: “Where the storm brewed”

Not a bad depiction of the classic sci-fi Noble family. A bit grimmer than usual, though. The high-tech is only seen in a small out-of-the gadget, so it could be a “local-warrior-clan-made-good” story. Maybe a TL 5 (1930s technology) local … Continue reading

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True Kings

Bible study time! Powerful Kings, Weak Subjects A Traveller application of the verse… a bruised reed he will not break,    and a faintly burning wick he will not quench;    he will faithfully bring forth justice. Isaiah 42:3, English Standard Version …sparked by … Continue reading

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The Imperial Military Character

…the US military itself is a very different animal from what it once was. With some exceptions, the US military today is made up of refugees from barrios, trailer parks, and ghettos. I don’t approve of the draft, but for … Continue reading

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Peasant Grub

Meanwhile, back on a TL 9 high-pop world: Emily Moss The special tonight is a fresh wild salmon fillet pan-fried in butter and drizzled with a sorrel extraction, over whole grain artisan bread and organic peas pottage. Served with beer. … Continue reading

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A Psionic Imperium

Quite interesting: especially with the psionic abilities gained via technology, not birth (Zhodani) or midichlorians (Jedi). No training needed, either: just plug and play. I could see it happen, if the Imperium managed to focus its industrial might and break … Continue reading

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Angels and Lions

“And there are Angels on our curtains. They keep the outside out. And there are Lions on our curtains. They lick their wounds, they lick their doubt.” In a better-than-average, even heroic Imperium, I can see the Angels as the … Continue reading

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