Frequent Whatever commenter Andrew Liptak writes today over at io9 on why “Your Military Science Fiction Isn’t Really Military Science Fiction,” and uses Old Man’s War as part of his sample set to make his argument. I’m not entirely sure I agree with his thought processes 100%, but it’s an interesting read, and there are some interesting points made in the comments there as well.

Yes, today really does seem like a day of pointing elsewhere, doesn’t it.

Comments and Communities

A couple of months ago Ron Hogan interviewed me and Teresa Nielsen Hayden about managing the comments on our sites and the communities that have grown around them; that interview is now online, and is some pretty interesting reading, if I do say so myself. Yes, I talk about all y’all in it; don’t worry, I say (mostly) nice things.

Final SF Oscar Thoughts

This week at AMC: Final thoughts on the Oscar chances for Avatar, District 9 and Star Trek. See why I think it’s possible Star Trek will have a higher Oscar tally than D9, and whether a very stupid Hurt Locker producer might tip the scales to Avatar in the Best Picture race. Because this is life and death stuff. Yes it is. Check it out and leave your comment there.