Victor Koman's Kings of the High Frontier shows us a world a few years in our future where a number of individuals, from billionaire Larry Poubelle to smuggler Marcus Grant, seek to shrug off the combined shackles of Earth's gravity and Earth's government to live among the stars.
Time sing my praises for Audible.com again. What can I say -- sometimes I hit their site, see all the great titles they've added, and go into geek ecstasy. I guess that's just what happens when a company's hitting its stride (gee, when was the last time you felt that way about your friendly neighborhood government bureaucracy?).
A rundown of what I'm reading in November 2004, including Black House by Stephen King and Peter Straub, the latest issue of Wired, Robert Jordan's The Dragon Reborn, Alderac's The Pointman/Fixer Class Guide for Spycraft, and Expeditous Retreat's A Magical Society: Ecology & Culture.
In the Pit is a comic book about gamers penned by some of the folks behind Eden Studios, the company that brought us the All Flesh Must Be Eaten and Buffy the Vampire Slayer RPGs. It takes place in a comic book store crawling with a not-unfamiliar cast of dysfunctional misfits, each more eccentric than the last.