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PANRC: Prelude, Part I

Just an update – all the copies of Prelude in circulation are presently going ’round, but if past experience is any guide, the books should have at least one more cycle before the end of the month. So watch here for the next announcement. In some ways I’m not the optimal audience for Kurt Cobb’s…

PANRC: The Witch of Hebron Part II

Just a reminder to everyone that we’ll be starting Kurt Cobb’s _Prelude_ on Monday. I have several people who have copies available for circulation, so if you’d like to read along with the group, please drop me an email at jewishfarmer@gmail.com and you’ll get a copy in the mail, with only the requirement that you…

PANRC: The Witch of Hebron I

First of all, let me start with what I like about Jim Kunstler’s writing in _The Witch of Hebron_. The thing I enjoy most is that he navigates the shoals of post-apocalyptic fantasy extraordinarily well. He neither falls into the masturbatory apocalypticism of something like _The Road_ nor the “good vs. evil fantasy” so common…