Monday, June 21, 2010
Ric Croxton of The Book Cave Podcast interviewed me the other day, at length, about the Dire Planet trilogy and pumped me for information about upcoming Dire Planet novels. You can listen the interview here.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Many Martian tribes play a game called mupleg in which opponents stand across from a sword on a spindle, which is attached to a variety of ropes wound around that spindle. The opponents pull at the ropes attempting to turn the hilt in their direction and halt the spinning so that they can leap forward and grab the sword. Unlike the Muvari tribe, who plays with a dull edged or a wooden sword, the galbran play the game with a real sword and the spinning edge can sever finger and limb if a player is unfortunate. A player is considered to have the advantage if the hilt is turned in his direction and from thus springs the phrase 'the hilt has turned'.
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