A Handbook of Incubus Aerobiology by Flynn Cubus book review by Microship The classic textbook on aerodynamics for incubi came across our desk recently, and it is fascinating. I have long wondered about their wing morphology, with the lift and thrust of those small structures seemingly inadequate for their substantial body mass. Even with active…

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A Legend of the Abyss by Microship I paused halfway through the Abyss last night and had a long chat with Salvo the Unmerciful. He lapsed into reminiscence, back to a time before the brutal arrows that have shifted the landscape of the IDUniverse. “It was so different then,” he mused, shooing away a Cupid…

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(I found this flyer taped to a pillar in Desolation on a recent run. They have been teaching Abomination Tai Chi for a while now, but it looks like there is a new class for monks.) ATTENTION ARCHERS! Yes, we know you have trained for years to become a Master of the Bow, and that…

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I found this old IDU special issue of a 1932 pulp magazine in my archives… and I love the retro writing style, lacking in subtlety but alive with the breathless overstated drama of low-budget Depression-era storytelling. Here is a sample from “Ghosts in the Pit”… Billy tested the air with mine-wide nostrils, seared by lava…

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Today I smuggled my extra VR headset into Paradise Lost and roof-topped over to show Gabe. He was skeptical, since he has never been comfortable with the old “which one of us is real” argument that we have been having over glasses of ale ever since our interview about his book, but he agreed to…

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“Night Terror” This powerful portrait of Flynn Cubus has been captivating visitors ever since the festive IDUMA gallery opening at the beginning of Season 5. Painted from life during a plein-air expedition to the Abyss, “Night Terror” required weeks of exacting effort to capture a single dynamic moment of ambidextrous conflagration. The title is a…

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In the entree of this stirring Point-of-View Pas de Deux filmed in Desolation, human and bat find themselves shyly drawn into an evocative oasis of mutual intrigue… maintaining awkward distance as they soar through a series of pirouette turns, their acrobatic variations risking mutual destruction. Indeed, after a fleeting initial adagio, the human fires a…

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The end of a season is always bittersweet… instead of my usual score-focused run, I find myself hanging out with denizens of the IDUniverse who have become friends (no matter how many hours we have spent shooting at each other). This evening, in the Gazebo of Gathering, a strange sense of camaraderie came over us…

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Brutal Arrows by Salvo the Unmerciful Meticulously researched, Brutal Arrows is a heartbreaking yet technically precise exposé of what happens when a traditional culture clashes with an advanced civilization from the future. After reading the pre-release teaser from Purgatory Press many months ago, we have been expecting a detailed catalog of the 31 arrow types used by…

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Update from Gabriel’s Book Tour Gabriel is on a media tour now, promoting his book IDU: Existential Threat. This evening I waited for him much longer than usual after wrapping up Paradise Lost, contemplating my strategy, then he suddenly dropped out of the sky and handed me the latest issue of Afterlife magazine. “I remember you,” he…

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