Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Hard Nosed Noir Alt-History

Hard Magic by Larry Correia is a treat
Book 1 of the Grimnoir Chronicles
Occurring in early mid 19th Century America
Many of the major players of the day are mentioned
Their history is Alt, and entertaining
Gist of the story is
Jake Sulliven, a Heavy, is upset
He is having a lot of bad days
He will not stop until what needs fixing is fixed
Very entertaining and varied magicks

Political enemies and alliances are fluid
The Imperium (Japan) is powerful
And behaving badly
The "new" weaponry is imaginative
Tesla's work is the alt-science baseline
Page burning escapist fun
I look forward to more

Music to fit the mood
Glenn Miller
The best of The lost recordings

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