Earl Birger Rules


Birger Johansson is an awesome guy. We’ve never met, but he’s one of Aard’s most prolific and witty commenters. And then, out of the blue, he suddenly tells me that he’s got some free shipping to spare on Amazon and sends me a hoard of books, a DVD and a graphic novel! THANK YOU BIRGER! I hereby grant you an Earldom and the right to be called Birger Jarl!

  • Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. Douglas Adams 1987.
  • The Skinner. A Spatterjay Novel. Neal Asher 2002.
  • The Devil You Know. A Felix Castor Novel. Mike Carey 2006.
  • Halting State. Charles Stross 2007.
  • The Grimrose Path. A Trickster Novel. Rob Thurman 2010.
  • At Last the 1948 Show. 1967 British comedy series with, among others, John Cleese, Graham Chapman and Marty Feldman. Proto-Python!
  • Criminal Macabre. A Cal McDonald Mystery. Steve Niles & Ben Templesmith 2004.

I’m particularly grateful for these near-birthday presents because Birger is introducing me to a lot of stuff I’ve never even heard of before. Can’t wait to read & watch! Stay tuned for reviews.


2 thoughts on “Earl Birger Rules

  1. You are welcome! Both science-fiction, fantasy and archaeology enthusiasts are spread thin on the ground up North, so I decided to spread the joy around.
    Good to hear about the local history society’s meeting in Norrtälje, and I almost do not dare to ask…how did the Skeptics meeting go ??
    Talking about global warming can be…frustrating. But there are no deniers up north where you can see areas of former permafrost thawing out and becoming shrubland (to the grief of the Sami, as they get less grazing land with lichen to feed the reindeer).
    Try to unwind before the trip to USA. I look forward to hearing from “over there”.


  2. The meeting went well although the climate denialist manifestations threatened to bust our schedule. I felt like yelling that I for my part demanded that the annual business meeting discuss and take a stand on outstanding issues within polychaete taxonomy (Sw. havsborstmaskar).


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