A person falling into a manhole is rarely helped by making it possible for him to fall faster or more efficiently.

—Joseph Weizenbaum, Computer Power and Human Reason


  1. Delos Fall says

    Unrelated, but I was reading your M*A*S*H essays and it occurred to me that Where Angels Die borrows a number of elements from that show. Am I just imagining things?

    • Sorry for the late reply. Yes, certain elements of Where Angels Die are a kind of fantasy reframing of M*A*S*H. In particular, the leading characters are my own take on the three ‘double acts’ that one finds in the original cast of that series, and the overall situation, with the demonic invasion and the costly, bloody, and apparently futile resistance, derives about equally from the Korean War and the later phases of the Crusades.

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