Wednesday, June 14, 2006

The nerd circle is unbroken

Charles Stross is a great sci-fi writer. I really enjoyed his Singularity Sky. He is also a short story writer of note as shown by A Colder War. Infinity Plus has the whole story online and it just short enough to read online. The story is a sequel (of sorts) to H.P. Lovecraft's At The Mountain of Madness, but it felt more like Declare to me. Like Declare, A Colder War recasts 20th century history as a fight to keep dark forces from getting out. This is a really good story and I recommend taking the time for it.

Non-super-nerds stop reading now.

OK, super nerds, apparently Charles Stross is not only a scifi writer but the creator of the D&D githyanki! Double nerd bonus, the original concept was created by George R R Martin!


Brack said...

You mean the same githyanki that are the sworn enemies of the mind flayers?!

It's a good thing I've never even HEARD of the Fiend Folio. Wouldn't want to tarnish my rep for kewlness.


Tripp said...

Next time you are at the Leafe, I suggest that you and Neill approach some young ladies and ask them to settle a bet they have.

Just who would win in a head to head, a single githyanki or a mind flayer?

Brack said...

Next time I'm at the Leafe, I plan to get drunk as a goat and start snappin pictures.

Sort of like last time, minus the rasslin'.

And I'll save the sit-up contests for when I'm in your neck of the woods.


Tripp said...

No absinthe, no problem. And no facial wounds.