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Via private G+ share, I followed a link to Alex Wellerstein‘s NUKEMAP — disturbing and depressing as a real-world visualization tool, but in gaming terms, perfect for nuking the Earth as part of post-apocalyptic setting creation. NUKEMAP lets you choose a place on the map, the yield of the weapon, and whether it’s a surface […]

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Day After Ragnarok, by Kenneth Hite, packs an amazing amount of crazy-good stuff into a teeny-tiny itty-bitty package. Word for word, Ken Hite sticks more gameable, immediately usable, inspirational shit in everything he writes than most folks in the industry, and this book may be the best example of that that I’ve ever read. I […]

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I wrapped up my second 2016 Hugo Awards finalist novel, N.K. Jemisin‘s The Fifth Season, yesterday, and it was awesome. The Fifth Season is post-apocalyptic fantasy, which is unusual enough to pique my interest, but it’s doubly unusual: Its setting, The Stillness, experiences recurring apocalypses — Seasons — that can be decades or centuries apart. […]

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I’m currently reading Neal Stephenson‘s Seveneves, and it’s blowing my mind. (This post is spoiler-free.) The larch Stephenson is one of my favorite authors, and Cryptnomicon is both my favorite Stephenson book and one of my favorite books period. Quite apart from “just” being fucking amazing in every way, it sparked my interest in cryptography, […]

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