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Cream of the Cool

Briefly, A Land Fit For Heroes is a three-book series of Grim Dark fantasy novels by the author Richard K. Morgan, who also wrote the Takeshi Kovacs books - a Grim Dark scifi trilogy which is being worked into a TV series.

The series comprises the books The Steel Remains, The Cold Commands, and The Dark Defiles. It is set on a world which we're told is 'Earth' - but it's…

"What's a girl got to do to get some respect around here? Stick a needle in her arm?"

I discovered Mimi Pond's comix in National Lampoon, back in the early 1980s. The magazine was hopelessly past its glory days by then; Pond was one of the reasons to keep reading. I lost track of her work after the 80s, though I was aware she wrote the first full-length episode of The Simpsons1.

I stumbled over her stuff again recently. Published…

"We need 50% less kink!"

Although in production for some time, this biopic made a timely arrival, hitting the movie theatres a few months after Wonder Woman, the first successful female superhero film and the best so far in the fledgling, faltering DC cinematic universe. Professor Marston and the Wonder Women gives us the story-- or, at least, a story-- behind Wonder Woman, her creator, and his wives.

Over the course of…

It's been puzzling me for a while that conservatives have a persistent reputation for economic competence, even though this is almost never deserved. I know this goes for Republicans in the USA, but I'm thinking mainly about Conservative Party in the UK, who came to power in 2010 (in coalition with the tame Liberal Democrats) promising to eliminate the deficit by 2015.

After five years of failing to do that, they were somehow elected as a majority government in…