Daily Archives: February 7, 2006

Crystal Rain is Out!

Congratulations to Tobias Buckell, whose debut science fiction tome Crystal Rain is officially out today. The inside is as groovy as the cover art (look! Parrots!), but you don’t have to take my word for it, as Toby’s got the first third of the book up for you to check out for yourself. Toby’s been […]

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Free-Speech Jackassery Built Right Here in the US!

Update, 1:18pm: D’oh! This story is way stale — my fault for not checking the date. Please hold your free-expression outrage for a fresher target. Thank you. Lest anyone think it’s just those wacky Muslim fundamentalists who have a hard time grasping the basic concept of free speech: Saying the nation’s symbol “deserves more respect […]

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Iranian Free Expression, Such As It Is

In the “Totally Not Surprising” category: A prominent Iranian newspaper says it is going to hold a competition for cartoons on the Holocaust to test whether the West will apply the principle of freedom of expression to the Nazi genocide against Jews as it did to the caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed. A newspaper in […]

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Another Review, and a Link, Oh, and Another Link

First the link: The online cartoon Unshelved has an amusing cartoon about Scott Westerfeld’s Peeps. Yay! Comics celebrating literacy! Second, another review of The Ghost Brigades, from Bookslut, which finds the book good, not great: While The Ghost Brigades falls short in exploring its underlying philosophical and ethical themes, it delivers on its promise of […]

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