Daily Archives: June 16, 2008

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 announced his endorsement of Barack Obama Monday and promised to help the Democrat achieve what eluded him […]

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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 the book, but since the books are selling well (the German version of The Last Colony just […]

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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 stands for and I’m not sure we know enough about him,” Hobbs said when asked why he […]

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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 good news: Shiner has put up a pdf version of the novel for your perusal. Check it […]

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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 people who do own it won’t sell it to me. If you point people to whatever.com when […]

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