The Talismans of Shannara is the final chapter in the four-part Heritage of Shannara series. And accordingly, it concludes the various storylines that have appeared (and were not concluded) in the previous novels: The Scions, The Druid, and The Elf Queen.Declassify >
How the Internet Happened by Brian McCullough is a brilliant book about the story of the Internet Era
“From the emergence of the first browser through the boom of social media, this fascinating history reveals how the internet changed everything we thought we knew about technologies–and ourselves.”
That first sentence from the inside cover flap explains in broad strokes what How The Internet Happened: From Netscape to the iPhone is. But it is more than that.Declassify >
I was there, in the beginning.
I watched Chase Utley’s uniquely unorthodox, seemingly three-quarters swing blast extra-base hits in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre’s cavernous copy of Veterans Stadium, the former Lackawanna County Stadium, for the Red Barons.
I wondered why he was still in Triple-A.Declassify >
Zeppelins, or rigid airships, are now just a distant memory. While there are still blimps occasionally in the sky over our heads, they are in fact similar but not the same. The airships discussed in this book, Airshipwreck, are what was and at one time they were the future.
For author Len Deighton, who wrote this book, “the airship has a magic that the aeroplane cannot replace. The size is awesome, the shape Gothic, a pointed arch twirled into a tracery of aluminum. And the reality is not disappointing.”Declassify >
In what seems like another time and place, my former producership at 7 Days A Geek, had me coming up with an idea to fill time with the two hosts at that time, The Angry Ginger and The Kilted One.
So, I compiled a list of 50 questions, to get two episodes out of asking them each the same lot of questions separately. And it went well… So well in fact, that I was able to ask Bill of The Wicked Theory Podcast the very same questions.Declassify >