One of my favourite pub-rant topics is the old ‘look beyond the talking heads’ trope. Continue reading Lies, damn lies and ‘science fiction’ stories
UK residents cannot have failed to notice the media attention given to the latest ‘enfant terrible’ of the youth-fashion wardrobe, the hooded sweater (or ‘hoodie’, as street parlance would have it). Well, wait until they get a look at this new French-designed version by Anticon, ideal for budding young anarchists and street toughs who strive for anonymity when about their nefarious business…
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Charles Stross has sold more than a dozen novels to publishers, but has done so in such a short period of time that less than half of them are actually in print yet. He’s a hot property, a supernova of the notorious Scotland set whose grip on the leading edge of British (and arguably world) SF grows stronger season by season. Stross’ writings are a case study in the talent that exists in this clade, and ‘Accelerando’, his latest to be published, a prime example of how invention and skill can combine in a synergistic fashion. Continue reading Book Review: ‘Accelerando’ by Charles Stross
For those that don’t know already, I work in a library here in Velcro City… Continue reading Literacy crisis or sign of the times?