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(Jon sez:)

Your Writer: Jon Kilgannon And so we come to the end of the fourth chapter, with only the epilogue between us and the end of the story. We--

What? ...Oh, right, there's the whole thing with Benjamin collapsing like a felled tree. That kind of thing upsets readers.

You can't get shot and half-healed, then stand up and stagger over to catch a mad scientist, without there being some kind of consequences for your body.

Yeah, I'm a rotten bastard. I admit it.

At least I don't do what Lois McMaster Bujold does, which is to ponder "What's the worst possible thing I can do to this character?" and then to do it. Of course, she's created the wildly successful Miles Vorkosigan books with this formula, so I can't knock it.

(Mark sez:)

Your Artist: Mark Sachs Y'know, I don't think I have anything to say here, other than to comment that only now the scene is ending do we actually get a shot where we can actually see everyone in it and where they're all standing.

Jon mentioned to me earlier that the excellent and detailed Wikipedia article on A Miracle of Science has been tagged for deletion as the subject is "not notable." Well, I can understand that. I mean, there's only so much room... between the covers of that... website... or something, right?

On a more positive note, allow me to link you to two excellent comics that have recently come to my attention: King of RPGs, and Gunnerkrigg Court.