BRIGHTOOOOOOOOON!

Very early tomorrow morning I’ll be getting on a plane and heading out to Brigton for this year’s World Fantasy Convention. I’ll be listening to Terry Pratchett talk, I’ll be meeting the fabulous Mary Robinette Kowal in person finally, and no...

Baturday: Water, Water Everywhere!

If the big brown bat is the consummate American bat, then surely Daubenton’s bat is the consummate Eurasian bat and therefore the natural companion of Dracula and Frankenstein’s monster. Sometimes dubbed the water bat, it makes a habit of roosting...

Baturday: Big Damn Bats

Ah the consummate bat. Big brown bats (Eptesicus fuscus) are the creatures that all cartoons and many movies represent when they need bats. As nocturnal animals, they spend their nights on the hunt and their days in pretty much any crevasse they can find, like caves,...

Superheroes and the Hero in All of Us

Superheroes are kind of messed up if you think about it at all. Cracked has a pretty good list of just why. Now, I like me a superhero story or ten but what I really love are the ones where the heroes are heroes because of sheer determination. Terry Pratchett’s...

Baturday: Mega Fruity

It’s Halloweenmonth aka October which means that Anti-Caturday has been replaced by Baturday! First up we have megabats aka fruit bats. Although megabats (as you can propably guess from their names) contain the largest members of all batspecies, to...