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Mythology from the Heart of Africa – The Mwindo Epic

Several myth cycles have been featured here before, most often the Cthulhu Mythos, of course, but there have also been mentions of Norse Mythology and more recently the Epic of Gilgamesh. Now it is time for some mythology that is often, sadly, ignored by most: African mythology. The fact that …

About Goth and, well, Goth

Have you ever wondered why we find goths everywhere? From the darkness of the lands beyond the borders of the Imperium Romanum, to medieval Cathedrals to literature, music and a thriving subculture that has outlasted many others, Goth and Goths are everywhere. But what is the reason for that? Are …

Rest in Peace, John Hurt

Sir John Vincent Hurt (CBE), who will be remembered by so many fondly and with great respect, has passed on aged 77. He was one of the greatest actors of his generation, as his BAFTA awards and nominations clearly show, and his work spanned six decades. To the readers of …

Rest in the Force, Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher, who will forever be remembered for personifying Princess Leia Organa has passed on at the age of 60 after suffering a heart attack. She will be missed by millions of devoted fans and leaves a gap in one of the most vibrant fandoms in the world which will …

John Glenn, true hero, has passed on

2016 will not stop taking great ones. Yesterday, John Glenn, military aviator, test pilot, astronaut, and US senator has passed on at the venerable age of 95. Most people will know John Glenn as the first American to circle the earth in space, but he also is famous for another achievement: …

Joe Dever has passed on

http://media.blubrry.com/non_euclidean_aethercast/p/s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/aethercast/aethercast/NonEuclidean17.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 10:43 — 9.5MB) | Embed2016 does not relent and another legend leaves us. It is with great sadness I report the passing of Joe Dever, whom many role playing enthusiasts will know as the principal author of the Lone Wolf series of …

Non-Euclidean Æthercast #40 – Cooking against the Apocalypse

http://media.blubrry.com/non_euclidean_aethercast/p/s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/aethercast/aethercast/NonEuclidean40.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 22:32 — 13.0MB) | EmbedIt happens rarely I post something openly political, this time it has to be different. Because of recent events in the USA I had to voice my views on the matter and also point out a few things …

Happy Ada Lovelace Day once more!

Today, like every year is Ada Lovelace Day, in memory of Ada Lovelace, the first computer programmer and in celebration of women in STEM fields. Alas, I am away on business so I do not have much time for a blog post but I can leave you with this video:

Remembering the Thylacene – An Extinction Event Victim

It is now 80 years and two days since Benjamin, the last extant thylacene, a.k.a. Tasmanian Tiger, passed on, and with him another species went into the long night of extinction caused by homo sapiens. In case you were not aware of it, we are currently right in the middle …

Rest in the Force, Kenny Baker

Kenny Baker, who will forever be known and remembered as the actor who brought R2-D2 to life, has passed on today aged 81, just 11 days shy of his 82nd birthday. According to various sources, he had been ill for a while already.   2016 has claimed another Great One. …