Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Arachnoid Revelers

A while back I mentioned Scooter Libby's novel. Libby is one of a number of political figures harboring literary pretentions--Newt Gingrich wrote a novel, as did G. Gordon Liddy, Barbara Boxer, Bill O'Reilly, and even Saddam Hussein. Libby actually got some good reviews, but the typical politician/pundit novel just ends up as something for people of the opposite political persuasion to chuckle over. I heard counterterrorism expert Richard Clarke on NPR the other day saying at least he got some good advice--don't include a sex scene.

Not to be outdone, Stephen Colbert has written Alpha Squad Seven: Lady Nocturne: A Tek Jansen Adventure! A sneak peek is here.

People like Colbert make me wish I had a TV.


IbaDaiRon said...

Oh. My. God.

"That's not writing, that's typing."

So, you think the x's should be given their normal English value (making her "Abraks-ksia" or "Abragz-gzia"), or do they represent a velar fricative a la IPA? (Guttural hissing would match the mood, huh?)

Anyway, best be on your guard when someone mentions Megasex and Uranus in the same breath.

Tek Jansen said...

Looks like someone (Stephen?) is releasing more chapters of the book. Maybe in time for next Christmas we can have the whole thing? www.tekjansen.com