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  • Commented on Ask the Author
    This is a question I ask every SFF writer I meet -mostly french ones- : The year is 2050, you are is as good a helth as you ever been due to constant progress in medecine and universal health care......
  • Commented on The Curse of Laundry
    or maybe you'r not cursed, but you are a seer... what about setting case nightmare green in buckingham palace?...
  • Commented on Some thoughts on turning 50
    my grave shuld have written on it "I tried...". But I will give my body to science ie : some first year medecine pupil will learn anatomy by cutting pieces of me. I should probably think of a stupid tatoo...
  • Commented on Parallel Reconstruction and the new Stasi
    something bothers me alot: - post about scotland not to be independant 333 comments - post about world wide new stasi : 37 comments It looks like nobody cares about the end of democraty and everybody is stuck with 20th...
  • Commented on I get books
    I keep wondering what a charles stross novel staring lolcats could be ... And what would be the name of Bob Howard's cat...
  • Commented on Genre award awareness
    [[ Poster failed to comprehend requirement 1 - mod ]] I hate you. (but I surely will continue to read this blog, even if I'm broke by your fault!) -->...
  • Commented on Lovebible.pl
    1- Be famous : check 2- Start a new religion : check 3- World domination : incoming... for further fun I'm waiting what you could do with a 3D printer ... what's the use of a new religion without new...
  • Commented on I have a new book cover
    >>"But I have the whole series in paperback. This'll mess up my shelving!" First thing I thought! but if this is an achievement fot you, congratulations. You apologized for your blooging being quiet and I have a future blog...
  • Commented on Blatant Advertising
    I will not contribute to your beer fund. Sorry : I have no kindle or e-book reader and don't want one. but I pre-orderded something square, made of dead-trees, with illustrations and no battery required .. the book ! I'll...
  • Commented on The latest news
    >>"Dammit, why couldn't this have stayed as a light escapist fantasy series? " well, was it a light escapist fantasy serie from the begining ? Science-Fiction (and fantasy at its best) is not about escapism, it speaks about reality :...
  • Commented on Marking time, more thoughts
    >>Assuming the point is to structure a society that tries to minimize cruelty, what are our options? the first questions here seems "why minimize cruelty ?" This is a very pessimistic point of view, but the 20th century showed that...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: 419/Rule 34
    the over-50s don't really understand social networks at a gut level, and over-65s often find it deeply unnerving if not actually threatening. oh god ! I thought I was only 42 (and a bit paranoid) and you gave me...
  • Commented on The Northern Wild: How to Save New York?
    will you please excuse me for the obvious question, but ... Why should you save an apple that is rotten to the core ? there are a lot of appleseeds evrywhere on the planet. I don't want to go rural/ecologist/sustainable/etc......
  • Commented on "Fuck every cause that ends in murder and children crying" — Iain Banks, 1954-2013
    I wish I hadn't read your blog tonight... And of course I wish nobody had ever to write such an announcement . Iain Banks is dead. Long live the Culture! (I'm only a reader, never met him, and it still...
  • Commented on Grand Guignol Tropes
    well, this is not really grand guignol as you espect it, but one of my deepest fear is to disappear... when I was a student and went to my first real job, I had to ask the secretary of the...
  • Commented on Press Release: Stross Uncloaks Secret Media Project
    f*** ! I believed you, it took me 18 posts to understand. I hate you ! I will steal your next book for revenge... grrrr! and next year, when the picture is released, is a hit and you got no...
  • Commented on Mitochondrial Singularity
    welcome back, joan. It's a pleasure to read you, and you will be happy (I think) to know I order your "high frontier"in my bookshop today. It may be a little out of the current talk, but have you ever...
  • Commented on Dragged kicking and screaming into the 19th century
    watergate ? and so what ; there are still politicians, republicans and a state in the US. Scandal is nothing of being afraid of. It will burst, there will be people flushed down ... and the institution will continue its...
  • Commented on Women in SF and Fantasy
    Hi, Stina ! It's been nearly 300 comments on your post about Women in Sf and fantasy and how many did really comment about women ? Don't you feel strange about the fact that we talked about history, historical accuracy,...
  • Commented on Women in SF and Fantasy
    maybe it is a little off topic and a personnal horse but when you say "I associate Fantasy--even Urban Fantasy--with the past." my first eaction is "well, that's the problem"... let me explain (then you say if it is really...
  • Commented on Understanding Reader Reviews
    Not being an english native reader I've got other problems : sometimes Ijust can't read the book ! For example : I thank you a lot for putting "rapture of the nerds" online so I didn't have to buy it...
  • Commented on Snowflakes, or Oh, No! Not Again!
    Hey ! you forgot that "DEATH SPEAKS IN CAPITAL LETTERS". And I didn't log in for 3 days and just found that my former post made you write a whole text, I could be some kind of muse ... http://www.oglaf.com/blank-page/...
  • Commented on The Importance of Being Geek
    >>Fantasy as a genre doesn't have a monopoly on rubbish. SF contains a lot of rubbish too. In fact, every genre has crappy writers and crappy stories. I'm perfectly aware of that and the bigger the genre, the most the...
  • Commented on The Importance of Being Geek
    Back in the eighties, D&D wasn't translated into french. So I mostly learnt english with the player's manual (and Pink Floyd the Wall, but that's another story...). ion high school I could speak about light horses and elves, but not...
  • Commented on Zoom-Zoom
    >>>how would you use an electric car (such as a Tesla Model S or similar) in a book nowadays without it looking too much as a product placement? please, don't talk abut "product placement" it's just brainwashing advertisement (I did't...
  • Commented on In case you were wondering ...
    Have you ever thought of selling your books in 2 kinds ? Like the "director's cut" for pictures ? 1 could be sold by the publisher and you'd keep the copyright for the second one and publish it yourself or...
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