Friday, March 13, 2015

A taste of things to come

John Wright is pleased with Jeremiah's artwork for the first volume in his Unwithering Realm series, Somewhither, which will be coming out in April. And if you're interested in supporting an esoteric, but worthwhile project, Castalia House blogger Ken Burnside and Ad Astra game developer needs just $2k more in order to fund his AVID Assistant via Kickstarter.

Speaking of Castalia, we'll have a new offer going out to the New Release Subscribers next week, but for various reasons I'm not going to bother going into, we will be releasing not just one, but TWO new books the week after that. I'd like to find 10 volunteers to review both of them, so if you've got the interest and the intellectual chops to handle either Equality: The Impossible Quest or The Art of War: The History of Military Strategy, both by Israeli military historian Martin van Creveld, email me with EQUALITY or WAR in the subject. UPDATE: have all 10 for both books, thank you.

The former is conceived as the third in a conceptual trilogy with Plato's work on Justice and J.S. Mill's work on Liberty, whereas the latter features a foreword by none other than Dr. Jerry Pournelle himself, who describes van Creveld's work as "a necessary supplement to Clausewitz." It's a short, but as you can probably imagine from that description, brilliant history, and anyone who has appreciated Mr. Lind's work is going to find it fascinating and educational. Thanks to Chris Kallini, who did both of the van Creveld covers.

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Anonymous Cash March 13, 2015 12:55 PM  

Nice boobs. It might be the first book with boobs on the cover that is worth reading in a long time.

Blogger maniacprovost March 13, 2015 1:22 PM  

Looks like the direct link to Mr. Wright's jpeg is not accessible without some kind of permission.

Anonymous Titus Didius Tacitus March 13, 2015 1:41 PM  

The painting is The Danaides, 1903, by John William Waterhouse, a mountain of aesthetic awesomeness: the last (by a long way) and greatest pre-Raphaelite, any reference to whom pretty much crushes the idea of human equality flat.

Blogger Vox March 13, 2015 1:48 PM  

Changed the link to Mr. Wright's post. It will work now.

Anonymous Tallen March 13, 2015 1:55 PM  

I may or may not contribute to the kickstarter but I wanted to say thanks VD & Castalia House for advertising all these great board games. I bought Space Empires 4x specifically due to the review at CH and shared it with my parents and younger brothers - they loved it. I suspect Attack Vector Tactical will be next and eagerly await First Sword in all its incarnations.

Anonymous Viidad March 13, 2015 10:03 PM  

John Wright and the Pre-Raphaelites together: win.

Anonymous Viidad March 13, 2015 10:05 PM  

Ah - I see. Misread. Sorry, van Creveld.

Still love the concept. Perfect illustration for the topic.

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