Over at The16thMinute I bloviate about an ugly trend that seems to be forming in the book publishing world.
Now we have “An Introduction to Planetary Defense: A Study of Modern Warfare Applied to Extra-Terrestrial Invasion.” It has a number of authors all of whom are, it seems, experts in a variety of real defense-related issues. Description: “This book describes a serious look at defending the planet in the event of an extra-terrestrial invasion.”
I admit I am guilty of the classic sin of offering an opinion on a book I haven’t read, but I have to. I don’t want to see “When Vampires Attack: A Handbook,” “How To Pour Salt On A Giant Radioactive Sea Slug,” or “The Hunter’s Guide To Killing and Preparing Dinosaurs.”
Actually that radioactive sea-slug book is looking more appealing by the minute. Excuse me while I write up a book proposal.
AND … another one over at the other blog:
Global Warming: The Event has just jumped the sharks that global warming — the reality — is killing off.