Daily Archives: April 9, 2009

My Memory Is Not What It Was, Plus Book Haul Re-Starting

Funny story: I got a package of books from Eos and Avon yesterday, the biggest of which was an ARC of The New Space Opera 2, an upcoming anthology of (you guessed it!) space opera stories. About which I thought, hmmm, I wonder who’s in it. So I turned it over to look at the […]

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Today’s Deep Thought

Via Diesel Sweeties (and to me, via akreventlov on Twitter): see more hipster robot webcomics and pixel t-shirts

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Surprise! You’re Queer (Maybe)

Actor Alan Cumming suggests that one does not need to be gay in order to be queer: I would like to advocate replacing the word “gay” with “queer” when talking in broad terms about our collective experience. Queer isn’t just about same-sex wedding tackle. Queer is about sensibility. You don’t need to be gay to […]

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The Big Idea: Robert J. Sawyer

What would we do if the World Wide Web became sentient? I, for one, would welcome our new LOLcatting overlord, and would ask it to kill every spammer it could find, in its mercy. But then I’m thinking about the idea rather shallowly. Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author Robert J. Sawyer, however, has been thinking […]

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In Which I Shamelessly Shill for the People What Give Me Money

AMCtv.com has recently opened a site where you can watch a collection of “classic” b-movies (including Dark Star, pictured above), and this week’s AMC column is why I think this is pretty cool. Yes, it’s an utterly transparent tongue-bathing of the people who pay me on a weekly basis to write about science fiction movies, […]

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