A Moment of Geek

We interrupt this blog for an important moment of Geek.

‘We Brought Succour to Belgium’, novelist May Sinclair’s brief memoir of 23 September – 25 October 13, 1914, when she was a nurse at Ostend and Antwerp. The coolest part? She mentions seeing a Taube. I cannot adequately convey how absolutely thrilling that is to me. Even more thrilling than if she’d seen a zeppelin. I haven’t found much at all about Taubes yet.

More on Sinclair; the article quotes letters she wrote to poets Charlotte Mew and Ezra Pound.

I don’t have a book on the Taube, but I recently got London 1914-17: The Zeppelin Menace. You have to read the title aloud in a profound voice: The Zeppelin Menace!!!

Did I mention I’m a geek?

About Victoria Janssen

Victoria Janssen [she, her] currently writes cozy space opera for Kalikoi. The novella series A Place of Refuge begins with Finding Refuge: Telepathic warrior Talia Avi, genius engineer Miki Boudreaux, and augmented soldier Faigin Balfour fought the fascist Federated Colonies for ten years, following the charismatic dissenter Jon Churchill. Then Jon disappeared, Talia was thought dead, and Miki and Faigin struggled to take Jon’s place and stay alive. When the FC is unexpectedly upended, Talia is reunited with her friends and they are given sanctuary on the enigmatic planet Refuge. The trio of former guerillas strive to recover from lifetimes of trauma, build new lives on a planet with endless horizons, and forge tender new connections with each other.
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