ian.monroe

ian.monroe

  • Commented on Who Owns SF?
    I've always felt, and apparently the SFWA voters feel the same, that what makes a story fantasy/sci-fi is the world building. Historical fiction can certainly sneak in this way, especially if the setting is an alien as dark age Britain...
  • Commented on Rhesus Chart: blood dripping fresh ...
    Man I'm excited for WorldCon....
  • Commented on Some news about the Hugo voters packet
    I didn't even touch the novels in last year's packet... They were all in odd formats like PDF. The shorter works were great fun to read though. I certainly don't feel entitled to any of it....
  • Commented on Publishing - We're All On the Same Side
    Personally I don't read self-published that doesn't come recommended from someone I trust (so I've read Hugh Howey and that's it). My to-read list is already huge, the gatekeeping done by publishers is plus not a negative for myself and...
  • Commented on Why AIs Won't Ascend in the Blink of an Eye - Some Math
    I agree this is a very good rebuttal to the Singularity as a singularity. But as a software developer, I'm still out of a job whether the intelligence is one human intelligence or twenty. Also a computer intelligence could be...
  • Commented on Blatant Advertising
    I already suffered reading this on the Kindle web browser. Next time I'll just wait the two weeks. I hate windowing! Re: future plans for Halting State, its funny that future shock causes such practical problems for scifi authors....
  • Commented on Rinse, Drain, Spin ... more Laundry!
    And gosh, don't mass-produced biometric-enabled phones totally sound like something in a Laundry files novel. :D...
  • Commented on Rinse, Drain, Spin ... more Laundry!
    Yes a thumbprint please, so we can hack into Charlie's JesusPhone....
  • Commented on A Bad Dream
    It's funny how if anything the problem with US politics is the opposite, but there seems to be a strong drive to believe it works like how Charlie describes UK politics. It makes people feel clever to say that US...
  • Commented on We interrupt this broadcast ...
    Never too much writing. :)...
  • Commented on Forthcoming UK Audio Books
    @robertprior why the accent self-loathing? Clearly narrator Canadian English and narrator US English is pretty much identical. Splitting up publishing rights by geography makes no sense to me. I guess it's a legacy of promoting books store-by-store. Would make a...
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