Neither raptors nor tentacles

Amish Vampires in SpaceThen again, who needs dinoporn or whatever the hell it is the Japanese are putting out these days, when you can have Amish Vampires in Space?

Seriously. A 600-page thriller (I guess) about — well, the title gives it away. And it’s not some kind of send-up: the author plays it straight. In fact, perhaps the only thing that puts me off is the actual author bio, as seen on the book’s Amazon product page:

Kerry Nietz is a refugee of the software industry. He spent more than a decade of his life flipping bits, first as one of the principal developers of the database product FoxPro for the now mythical Fox Software, and then as one of Bill Gates’s minions at Microsoft. He is a husband, a father, a technophile and a movie buff. He has one non-fiction book, a memoir entitled FoxTales: Behind the Scenes at Fox Software. His first novel, A Star Curiously Singing, was published in October of 2009.

I know better than to recommend this to officemates: they hate FoxPro the way I do — with a purple passion.

(Found among Lynn’s random linkage.)

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