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howardbrazee

  • Commented on Generation Z
    The trouble with near future SF is that it needs to project into the future. Most far future SF is about people of today. Too much change and the story doesn't work as fiction. There are some technological changes that...
  • Commented on A nation of slaves
    The "impossible" part doesn't bother me. We have all sorts of goals that are impossible to achieve, which doesn't mean we shouldn't work at them. I have been wondering about our future. Right now governments get their money from the...
  • Commented on What scared H. P. Lovecraft
    The hard thing about Lovecraft to me, is that he seems to depend upon the reader having his fears. I like your Lovecraftian stories better, being more about ideas. Horror that requires we be afraid depends upon the reader's fears....
  • Commented on Parasites
    Don't *all* animals eat plants or plant eaters? Aren't plants alive?...
  • Commented on Understanding Reader Reviews
    I trust reviews from people whose taste I trust. For instance, today I bought an e-book after reading a favorable review of it by Lois McMaster Bujold....
  • Commented on Workaholism
    I learned a new (Scottish) word today: Hogmanay. I've never been one who cared much either way about New Year's - it's just a day. I worked with a computer operator who was of Japanese background and was popular in...
  • Commented on Geopolitics in the raw
    It's the story of the frog and the scorpion. We're in Afghanistan because it's our nature. With a similar end that the scorpion got. We don't need conspiracies to explain our idiocies....
  • Commented on Unpleasant Medicine
    It's not just capitalist businesses that are willing to go for profits at the expense of our future - society as a whole does the same thing. Which politicians are willing to make hard choices instead of borrowing from the...
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