Resurrection season

Looks like Futurismic’s not the only site having a rebirth – the Internet Review Of Science Fiction appears to have returned!

That’s great news … even if it does mean I’d better take those John Meaney reviews off the back burner. Ahem.

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Not so much of a resurrection as a late arrival, but no less welcome for that, F&SF steps into the blogosphere also – though still as a subdivision of SF Site.

C’mon, guys, your own domain name isn’t that big an expense, surely?

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It’s been impossible to go anywhere in the sf/f world over the last month without hearing various rumours and confidential “now, you didn’t hear this from me, but …” statements.

But as Simon Owens has blown the whistle already, I guess we can all talk openly about the forthcoming Tor Books social networking / free content site. It’ll be interesting to see how this one develops.

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And I promise this is the last time I’ll beat this drum, because I’m sure I’m preaching to the choir, but … io9, come on, FFS.

Look, I know you’re a Gawker outlet, and I know you’re aiming for eyeballs, but surely after attending the American Association for the Advancement of Science conference, you can do a little better than “OMG we so LOL luk at teh funneh!!1!”?

Newitz is a pro journalist on science subjects, or so I thought – so couldn’t we have had a little more serious coverage with some “pranks” thrown in? Or is pandering to the preconceived public image of science fiction fans as nerdy versions of Beavis and Butthead part of the job description?

And I realise I’ve probably just contributed to the preconceived image of science fiction literature fans taking everything way too seriously, but there you go. Feel free to contact my lawyer.

[Having just finished this post, I realise that the title would have better been used on a short story, too. Bah. Happy bloody Tuesdays.]

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