Find Out Why Tobias Buckell is Happy Today

He has a pretty good reason, I’d have to say.

Associated Press: Unclear on the Concept of Fair Use

As Patrick Nielsen Hayden notes, the Associated Press, which ought to have some concept of “fair use,” is trying to make people pay for using quotes as short as five words long. FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Al Gore… Read More

German Dreams

The cover for the German version of The Android’s Dream, which comes out in January 2009: Like the other German covers to my books, I’m not entirely sure what the spaceship pictured has to do with anything in… Read More

Showing Ignorance Can Be Bipartisan

Tennessee Democratic Party Executive Committee member Fred Hobbs, commenting on why superdelegate Lincoln Davis has not endorsed the party’s presidential nominee, worries Obama might have terrorist connections: “I don’t exactly approve of a lot of the things he… Read More

B&W in PDF

You’ll recall, no doubt, that last week’s “Big Idea” piece was by Lewis Shiner, discussing his latest novel, Black & White. For those of you who thought to yourself “hmmm, looks interesting, I should check that out,” there’s… Read More

A Note About Whatever

This is a small thing, but worth noting: I occasionally see this site referred to as “whatever.com”. In fact, it’s not: I don’t own the whatever.com domain name (or any “whatever” domain name, for that matter), and the… Read More