The Volgi pointed me at a recent post by one of my favorite authors, Orson Scott Card, over at the National Review Online in which he highlights a number of books in the Science Fiction / Fantasy genre that may interest readers. During my time-travels, I do enjoy a good SciFi book so I appreciate the prod and Mr. Card’s reviews – I do find myself generally dreading looking through what Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Border’s, etc. lump into the “Science Fiction” section for some of the reasons to which Mr. Card alludes.
Having mentioned this, let me take a slight tangent. Orson Scott Card authored a fabulous novel, “Ender’s Game” which won both the Hugo and the Nebula awards the year it was published. I will refrain from detailing the book, but a thread running through it is the mysterious intellectual and political blogging of two anonymous writers using the pseudonyms, Locke and Demosthenes. The entire series is worthy of a read for multiple reasons.
I don’t want to draw a direct corollary to the Gormogons but your favorite five here enjoy ourselves mightily and maybe, in some way, will influence others…not to political upheaval but to giving some thought and reasoning to the world around us. And yes, we too know what evil lurks in the hearts of men.
GorT is an eight-foot-tall robot from the 51ˢᵗ Century who routinely time-travels to steal expensive technology from the future and return it to the past for retroinvention. The profits from this pay all the Gormogons’ bills, including subsidizing this website. Some of the products he has introduced from the future include oven mitts, the Guinness widget, Oxy-Clean, and Dr. Pepper. Due to his immense cybernetic brain, GorT is able to produce a post in 0.023 seconds and research it in even less time. Only ’Puter spends less time on research. GorT speaks entirely in zeros and ones, but occasionally throws in a ڭ to annoy the Volgi. He is a massive proponent of science, technology, and energy development, and enjoys nothing more than taking the Czar’s more interesting scientific theories, going into the past, publishing them as his own, and then returning to take credit for them. He is the only Gormogon who is capable of doing math. Possessed of incredible strength, he understands the awesome responsibility that follows and only uses it to hurt people.