The December novelty situation reveals local novelty maxima on the 7th and the 28th. Due to the late December double resoance with the late Tenth Century expect things to have a very "Dark Ages" flavor around New Years.
Late breaking Novelty, Alerts and Breakthroughs.
The Archive of Past Novelty Reports:
More about Novelty Theory.
There is also a German language version of the MS-DOS flavor of Timewave Zero with manual. Send e mail to Dieter for more information.