Part of every kid’s education in the United States is the “Compare and Contrast the Treatment of the Native Americans by the French, Spanish, and English colonists” essay in which Spain and England come off as right asses while the French are perfectly happy learning the native language, joining the local tribes, and trading the odd fur or two. That’s a tad on the idealized side, but true on the whole, so a tip of the chapeau is perhaps in order, except for, you know, the massive and largely frivolous murder of beavers…
We’re at APE this weekend! Come and visit us! We’ll have our convention-exclusive set of president-and-dinosaur postcards, some snazzy bookmarks that just came in, and will be debuting our brand new banner! The new book won’t quite be ready for it, unfortunately, but you can at least catch us TALKING about the new book, and really, that’s pretty much the same thing.
– Count Dolby von Luckner