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December 2011

Angry Robot Books is doing it again!

Right, my favourite publisher is doing it again (as if they ever stopped): Releasing fantastic books. Now, my preference for Angry Robot Books has several reasons: They’ve got Lavie Tidhar They’ve got Guy Adams They’ve got Dan Abnett They are based in Nottingham (home sweet home…) I have thus far …

Prof. Minuskel’s Timetravel Panopticum: Recap 2 – Nakari

Last time I wrote aboutProfessor Minuskels Timetravel Panopticum I left the best and most spectacular bit out. Later in the evening, we were honored by a performance of Nakari, a Vienna based Tribal Bellydance Duo: Let’s begin with two photographs I took (please excuse the modest quality): But this, of …

Science is a Song…

… celebrating the beauty and wonder of the universe! Please enjoy the videos I present you here. Even if they are not the type of music you normally enjoy, it is one beautiful way to confront people with hard science. Why? Because this way it is not confrontational, it is …

An Amazing Journey

This blog was originally intended to document my travels, but due to the financial crash of 2008 and various other developments in real life, my travels have been limited. Never mind. However, I can share with you what others have experienced on their travels, and helping telling the story and …

Slovenian Steampunk Bellydance

Steampunk is an international phenomenon, no doubt about it. Via the European Steampunk Convention’s Facebook Page I have now been made aware of Steampunks in a country which has thus far been a white spot on my Steampunk map: Slovenia. So, it is with great pleasure I present Ambrosia Tribal, …

A message from Abney Park's Captain Robert

Captain Robert of Abney Park posted this just about an hour ago on his Facebook Wall: To those bitching about Steampunk going mainstream, I have one thing to say: It isn’t a revolution, if you don’t plan to change the world. And along the same line, check out this blog …

Prof. Minuskel's Timetravel Panopticum: Recap 1

After only three hours of sleep for two days and being on my feet for about 24 hours before I got the three hours, I was incapable of writing coherently yesterday. That is the main reason I did not post an entry on Professor Minuskel’s Timetravel Panoptikum yesterday. Never mind. …

The Battle of Suomussalmi – Don't mess with the Finns!

On this day in 1939 the Battle of Suomussalmi started. It was one of the decisive battles of the Winter War between the Finnish and Soviet Armies. Theoretically, the vastly superior Soviet forces, consisting of elements of the 9th Army, should have been able to defeat the Finnish forces with …