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  • Commented on The myth of heroism
    Add me in as another one who's worried for Bob and Mo. As for Supergods -- Morrison is the best writer of superhero comics of the last twenty years or so, and one of the two or three best writers...
  • Commented on A nation of slaves
    Being paid money is only better than not being paid money if the payment of money doesn't also entail destroying your physical and mental health. And *you* are forgetting travel time, mandatory overtime, and the fact that 65 is lower...
  • Commented on A nation of slaves
    Andrei, a few points from a "Brit": Firstly, it's nothing to do with our "entrenched aristocracy", which in practice is no more entrenched than that of any other country. There are a lot of other factors, mostly cultural, that make...
  • Commented on Baboon Fart Odyssey
    Your comment about what "any serious self-publishing scheme" could afford shows a real misunderstanding of the problem. Yes, copy-editors work relatively cheap, but what you're still talking about is *a transfer of money away from the author*. Given that most...
  • Commented on Blatant Advertising
    To open an acsm file, you need Adobe Digital Editions, a piece of software which is freely downloadable for Windows and OS X, though not for other operating systems ( https://www.adobe.com/products/digital-editions.html ). An acsm file isn't the book itself, but...
  • Commented on Blatant Advertising
    Just checked. The Kobo version has underlining too....
  • Commented on Blatant Advertising
    Bought. Also, the Kobo link works for the UK too....
  • Commented on Why Microsoft Word must Die
    For those complaining about LaTeX being hard to use, I use LyX ( http://lyx.org ) to write my books in, and it's absolutely beautiful to use. It's a simple, *very* user-friendly word processor that uses LaTeX as its document format....
  • Commented on What have we learned?
    I think a lot of people have learned what those of us with fringe opinions already knew -- that you should never trust the government, any government. Unfortunately, they've only learned that by making the mistake of trusting them......
  • Commented on Marking time, more thoughts
    We might actually be closer to a basic income in the UK than most people think. The Universal Credit system being brought in at the moment, flawed as it is, is about 90% of the way there in terms of...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Fuller Memorandum
    I think that is an *entirely* too optimistic assessment. I suspect the phrase "post-Code Nightmare Green world" may be an oxymoron......
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Glasshouse
    "I'm told "Glasshouse" is my slowest-selling SF novel in the US market" Which just shows that the customer is usually wrong. Glasshouse is possibly the best thing you've ever written. Maybe it's slow-selling because it isn't part of a series?...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Jennifer Morgue
    And just to take this back on topic, I just want to say how much I'm enjoying this series of posts....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Jennifer Morgue
    I took that as OGH saying that Casino Royale was "Bond" in the same way that the Rathbone films were "Holmes" -- which is to say, not very. (And after all, Niven wasn't the only Bond in that film...)...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Jennifer Morgue
    Add me to the list of those *very* interested in the effects of anti-hypertensives on writing, given that my first novel is coming out this year and that I've just been diagnosed with the kind of low-grade hypertension where they're...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Iron Sunrise
    I agree with this -- or at least, while not my favourite, it's definitely the best and most rewarding of them. I think if any of your books stand a chance, that one does. The main reason it might not,...
  • Commented on The jet lag game
    Melatonin is available in the UK -- I've been taking it for years, ordered from biovea dot net......
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