Post by J. Clarke
Finished up "Uncompromising Honor" last night. Weber finally had some
action on the various wars that are in progress. Once again thousands
and thousands of multiple drive missiles make clear to the Queen's
enemies that they screwed up real bad.
So over dinner tonight I started "Discount Armageddon, An InCryptid
Novel", which opens with I really dont think you should put your
hand inside the manticore, dear. You dont know where its been.
I sprayed soda all over everything and then nearly choked to death
laughing. Left the waitress a big tip for having to clean up the
Good advice for The People's Republic of Haven, The Mesan Alignment,
The Solarian League, and I forget who all else has gotten hammered in
the 25 years that Honor Harrington has been rampaging through the
enemies of Manticore.
OK, the Aeslin Mice don't figure much in the above remarks, but I
can't help thinking that "Keep that up and I'll get a pulser-armed
treecat" (Stinker learns to shoot in this one) is a more dire threat
to the Aeslin Mice than "Keep that up and I'll get a cat".
The dire threat to the Aeslin Mice is the Covenant of St. George.
But you knew that. I don't know how the Healy/Price clan go
about protecting their Mice (who are, note, a seriously
endangered species) from cats. Perhaps they get their cats in as
kittens and teach them that the Mice are their friends? I have
seen pictures of cats cuddling up to gerbils, guinea pigs, and
parakeets. Not to mention innumerable dogs and cats cuddling up
to each other. It's all in how one is brought up.
ObCats-and-Mice: Breaking Cat News, in which the cats outnumber
the People, and which features five Robber Mice who eventually
The artist rebooted the series from start a year or so ago, and has
been re-using some material. The Robber Mice have not shown up
yet. Here's the current strip, from which you can go back to the
beginning if you like:
And here's the original site, starting at the beginning:
Dorothy J. Heydt
djheydt at gmail dot com