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  • Commented on From the hemline index to the vampire/zombie ratio: SF/F by the numbers
    Nice tool. I also plotted "mummy" and "werewolf" on the first chart. 1960 thru late '80s vampire and mummy pretty much moved in synch, with mummy about twice as popular, until vampire took off in the early 90's. Zombie and...
  • Commented on Briefly
    Re the Franklin expedition, I very much enjoyed "The Terror" by Dan Simmons: http://www.amazon.com/The-Terror-Novel-Dan-Simmons/dp/0316008079 "The men on board HMS Terror have every expectation of finding the Northwest Passage. When the expedition's leader, Sir John Franklin, meets a terrible death, Captain...
  • Commented on Do Zimboes dream of Electric Sheep?
    There was a story in Asimov's SF magazine about 6 years ago concerning the discovery that a subset of the population - otherwise appearing as "normal" - could not collapse the wave function by observation. In other words, they were...
  • Commented on Sitrep
    > Interesting that a Middle-East airline hasn't started using it as planned on services to Perth. Honest, the first time I read this as "Interesting that a Middle-Earth airline hasn't started using it as planned on services to Pern" I...
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