The October Country

The October Country

“October Country . . . that country where it is always turning late in the year. That country where the hills are fog and the rivers are mist; where noons go quickly, dusks and twilights linger, and mid-nights stay. That country composed in the main of cellars,...
Celebrating Tim Powers

Celebrating Tim Powers

On this day, I’m celebrating the birthday of Tim Powers, SFF writer extraordinaire. February 29, 1952 I was on a bus in Seattle when I first read a book by Tim Powers. I’d picked up a ratty paperback of Expiration Date in some used bookstore’s...
Cambridge Key

Cambridge Key

by Nicholas Hallum  In 1938, the British Crown anticipated war with the emerging fascist leader Adolf Hitler. The British Secret Service was desperate for code-breakers, and for a method to encode messages to Allied agents on the ground, deep in the heart of the...