Commented on Crib sheet: Singularity Sky
Speaking of Palimpsest, I keep wondering how many readers spotted the double meaning in the organisation's name....
Commented on Things publishers can't do (yet)
"A sufficiently established author could, I think, go directly to the public with a future not-yet-contracted novel. ... If the KS succeeds, you're already paid; crank the gears to make all the Stuff happen." Fiction writing doesn't work that way....
Commented on The Anthropic Stupidity Hypothesis
The version I heard went, "The worms go in, the worms come out, the worms post to the net from your account."...
Commented on Haunted
For a thorough (sometimes funny, sometimes scary, sometimes both at once) deconstruction of the teen slasher (aka "excuse me, I'm just going into this dark room by myself") genre, watch Cabin in the Woods. And for a thorough (sometimes funny,...
Commented on Sitrep
Alas for the AH romanticists, I suspect war mammoths would have done about as much to save Scotland (or the Russian Empire and/or USSR) as their African cousins did to save Carthage....