Nancy Lebovitz

Nancy Lebovitz

  • Commented on Writer, Interrupted
    I read the Crispin story, and while the beginning might be a little long-winded, it is a very satisfying revenge story....
  • Commented on Reality is broken
    I confess that when I got to the end of The Nightmare Stacks, my first thought was "Very clever" rapidly followed by "Brexit-- poor Charlie"....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Annihilation Score
    I've only read the book once, so I may have missed something, but what got to me was that Mo despised Bob-- she just didn't see that he's actually competent at his job. As the book went on, she came...
  • Commented on Updating a classic
    There were mentions of unions. Since unions are organizations, these methods can also be used to wreck unions. Here's one I read about decades ago-- it's very important to keep the workspace looking good-- so not just a clean desk...
  • Commented on The Future Is Not American
    That could be Your Face in Mine by Jess Row....
  • Commented on Where Have All the Women Gone?
    "What she has stopped doing is writing jolly stories about space mercenaries who get involved in humorous hijinks, achieve the mission against impossible odds, and then escape under fire with low but deplorable casualties. She started with an expanding space...
  • Commented on Where Have All the Women Gone?
    I'm not going to deny the existence of sexism in the sf industry, but I do wonder about the test (comment #9) of naming five women sf authors you've read in the past year. People's memories don't necessarily work that...
  • Commented on Where Have All the Women Gone?
    I thought the reason Bujold wrote the Sharing Knife books was that she was writing what she wanted, discovered romance fans were delighted with her work, so she wrote a romance series and had more conventional romance elements in her...
  • Commented on Where Have All the Women Gone?
    I'm just putting in a nice word for Delia Marshall Turner, a remarkably good writer from the nineties who seems to have been forgotten. I'm not tracking back through what I've been reading lately (though perhaps I should start keeping...
  • Commented on Ia, Ia, Google Fthagn
    There's always death by ill-conceived policy. It turns out that polyunsaturated fats aren't bad for people, and might be good for people, so you get death from butter deprivation. However, one of the big scary possibilities is governments turning against...
  • Commented on Any Sufficiently Advanced Technology Is Indistinguishable From Cthulhu
    I'm putting in a good word for Grig Larson's Trolley as an unusually vivid portrayal of the idea that knowledge can be bad for you....
  • Commented on Book Launch
    Should poverty be included in the effects of communism? There's got to be some reason why people risk death to get out of communist countries and into capitalist countries. For purposes of this discussion, I'm counting Europe as capitalist in...
  • Commented on Book Launch
    Think of the Indigo Children....
  • Commented on The Biggest Little SF Publisher you never heard of pulls on the jackboots
    "Yes! If you hope to influence other people's behavior, it's considerably easier to suggest that their particular tactics are counterproductive for their noble purposes and other tactics are better, than to tell them that their purposes are shit. The latter...
  • Commented on The Biggest Little SF Publisher you never heard of pulls on the jackboots
    321 J Thomas replied to this comment from paws4thot >>You haven't got it yet. If you respond to me saying "please don't do that" by doing it again, then you are effectively saying "I'll do what I want and screw...
  • Commented on The Biggest Little SF Publisher you never heard of pulls on the jackboots
    Charlie@238 "The Hot Equations" by Ken Burnside in Castlia's Riding a Red Horse (on the ballot for Best Related Work) is a discussion of thermodynamics and space combat. It doesn't strike me as political at all....
  • Commented on Some thoughts on turning 50
    Happy belated Birthday! So far as those aches and pains are concerned, I strongly recommend Feldenkrais Method. The idea is that you forget parts of your movement repertoire as time goes on because you only remember what you use. Habit...
  • Commented on A deceptively simple question
    When I mentioned just-in-time military supply, I didn't especially think it was a good thing. I assume that the tech for self-driving cars isn't that far from the tech for off-road self-driving devices, which might eventually include walking and climbing...
  • Commented on A deceptively simple question
    In general, I agree that the military effects aren't likely to be huge. I don't think needing a driver is a huge military constraint. Possibly relevant: The US had a sharp lesson in Iraq/Afghanistan about the importance of fuel economy,...
  • Commented on Commercial interlude
    I was thinking about Lovecraft's account possibly being shaded by gynephobia, and the idea of androphobia (sp?) occurred to me as a matter of fairness. If Lovecraft and Tiptree team up, could the human race survive it?...
  • Commented on Commercial interlude
    On the first pass, I missed that the link wasn't already up, assumed there was something wrong with the link, searched on equoid, and found The beginning of the equoid radiation. Obviously very small horse-shaped sub-atomic particles, or possibly those...
  • Commented on Parasites
    I don't really have a parasite, though malaria gets some coolness points for having seven life stages. However, I've been wondering if there's any sf which includes a sympathetic version of the viewpoint of intelligent parasites. Viewpoint herbivores are rare...
  • Commented on The latest news
    The only reason it's been possible for gays to get relatively decent treatment lately is that they had enough privacy to break laws. On NPR (who is much too chipper about the whole subject) there was a bit about how...
  • Commented on Fang Fuckers: some reflections (in a mirror)
    It depends on what you mean by a vampire. Chelsea Quinn Yarbro's vampires just needed a little blood and mostly lived on emotions. Her Compte St. Germaine, who was impotent and lived on women's orgasms (without taking them away from...
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