This picture of mine has been selected for inclusion
in the 4th Schmap guide to Minneapolis!
I haven’t read any anthologies for a bit, so I decided to delve into Jonathan Strahan’s anthology of original Space Opera stories.
The anthology was co-edited with Gardner Dozois.
Overall, while some stories worked better than others, overall I think its a strong collection.
Iceland complains to US about treatment of tourist in New York – International Herald Tribune
Why should my overseas friends visit the US? Seriously…when we do things like this to visitors?
There is a chinese axiom: To frighten the monkey, kill a chicken in front of it.
Across the Universe: Planetary Politics – Books – Review – New York Times
Via Andrew Wheeler, after months of no columns, the SF reviewer of the NY times pops up again.
Does he review anything? A wrap up of the year in SF?
Just a warmed over list of reading suggestions…for the candidates for president. What is sad is that his caspule summations of the books are often wrong and unintentionally(?) humorous:
HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON
Senator from New York
Should tell reporters she’s read “Dune,” by Frank Herbert: Left adrift to wander in a desert wasteland, the scion of a deposed dynasty retakes the family’s lost throne in thrilling and violent fashion.
Might also consider reading Herbert’s “Children of Dune”: A calculating despot undergoes the ultimate act of political triangulation by transforming himself into a part-human, part-worm creature and going on to rule for what feels like 3,500 years.
My reviews here are not scintillating…but they are better than this dreck. Why doesn’t the NY Times hire me to telecommute and do SF book reviews instead? You’d at least get actual reviews of novels.
I couldn’t resist…I posted one of my recipes on the beta of Google Base. (which includes Google Recipes)
A vocabulary game and a way to donate free rice at the same time, Free Rice was mentioned on NPR this morning.
Try it, its fun!
If the Giants continue their swoon and lose next week to Buffalo, they could miss the playoffs after starting with a 9-4 record.
These last few years, the Giants and their collapses at the end of the season have made me feel like Charlie Brown and the frakking football.
Impressions of my first visit to a TSO Concert:
Although I don’t normally review movies I catch at the Olsons, I thought these two movies presented an irresistible contrast.