Sunday Storytelling

There’s a million stories in the naked city, or something like that. There’s only a few stories a day at, and a lot of them are pretty dry if you’re not a gun person. Here’s a few updated on stories that have been told before:

  • Tom Kratman has reappeared in the comments after a long absence. We believe that’s an indicator that he may have just dropped a manuscript on his editor and is in the calm before publication, but perhaps he has other reasons. Meanwhile, Tom and Amazon are offering you the Crack Dealer Special: your first hit of the Carrera SeriesA Desert Called Peace, for free (on Kindle). The series was great entertainment even paid for. Some people have charged that Carerra is a Mary Sue: he’s just like Kratman only more so: more handsome, more accomplished, more lucky, and more sociopathic. All we will say to that is that Tom would not center a series on a character who was unbalanced for no reason.
  • We mentioned before that even though most “hate crimes” are hoaxes, and most “nazi threats” are as dead as Adolf his crazy old self, there are real neo-nazi murders; even if they’re very sparse compared to the TV version, they actually do occur in non-zero quantities worldwide. And even though TV has 1000 white racists killing black people to 0 black racists killing white people, in the real world the situation isn’t entirely reversed: while whites killed out of black racism and resentment are an everyday affair, there is a non-zero set of real white racists who kill black people. A pox on all of them. (Worse yet, this asshat was a veteran. May his poxes contract poxes).

While the happy news readers on TV are often lying (the tell is: their lips move), the mystery of man’s bestiality to man, and the sheer complexity of the human race, makes life imitate their art, occasionally.

In cheerier news, the Official Blog Niece has distinguished herself in dance competition yet again, and the weather is warm enough for Small Dog Mk.II to enjoy some outdoor time, which is his favorite. (That’s the thing with dogs: everything is their favorite).

And we’re looking forward to a great week in the Extended New England Winter.

11 thoughts on “Sunday Storytelling

  1. John Spears

    I hope it’s because he’s just finished a new book for release soon. I appreciate he needs a break now and then, but…. where are you Superman?

  2. James

    Congrats to niece,extended winter?!Seems to be a mid 40’s run all week in midlands,weather good enuff for me and outdoor work,just need to get the damn chickens out of customers garage and moved to new home!

  3. redc1c4

    yup… another extended winter here too:

    high 70’s low 80’s all week, with some Santa Ana winds thrown in as well…


  4. Josey Wales

    The last time you recommended some recreational reading (CntrlAltRevolt) I wound up compulsively mainlining via Kindle everything Nick Cole has ever written in a 5 week period. I hope this isn’t going to be the same thing again…….the pusher always gives you the first one for free, just to get you hooked….I’m now jonesing hard for the release of Soda Pop Soldier 2 and Book 5.0 in the Wyrd Series……

  5. Cap'n Mike

    “Police told the Associated Press Jackson served from March 2009 to August 2012 and was a military intelligence analyst. He was deployed to Afghanistan from December 2010 to November 2011.”

    “He received an honorable discharge from the Army in 2012 as a private”

    It has to be tough to serve 4 years and come out as a Private.

    I think you have warned us in the past about some of the special snowflakes who become military intelligence analyst.

    1. Cap'n Mike

      Prayers for Timothy Caughman and his family.

      Hopefully the criminal justice system wont let them down like it does most victims.

  6. Mike_C

    >may have just dropped a manuscript on his editor
    Criminal Enterprise? Please?

    Three of Tom’s books are free from Baen, one of which is A Desert Called Peace:
    http://www DOT baen DOT com/catalog/category/view/s/free-library/id/2012/?author=1800&category=0&dir=asc&order=name&publisher=0
    Unless there is some benefit to Tom if you download from Amazon?

    Dunno about the Mary Sue part, but I suspect Carrera has smaller hands. (And get it straight, you Trump haters, the original – and funny – insult was “short-fingered vulgarian” not the limp and lame “he has small hands.”)

    1. Jonathan

      Baen has them in multiple formats, not just for Kindle. They have been there for a long time, in case anyone misses the Kindle sale.

  7. Keith

    I have all of Tom Kratman’s books either in dead tree edition or Kindle edition. Most enjoyable reads. I gave a great deal of thought to his “Civil Disobedience” in the run up to the last election. And then his “Caliphate” could be a blue print for the present day trends.

    Keep your powder dry and your faith in God.

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