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Soon Lee

  • Commented on Book day!
    Ordered. and very much looking forward to reading it....
  • Commented on What are you reading this summer?
    Shorts: nearly finished the Gardner Dozois edited Best SF 32nd Annual collection because the 33rd collection is sitting there staring at me. Favourite so far is "Entanglement" by Vandana Singh, a future climate change story that isn't a grim meathook...
  • Commented on Burnout, creativity, and the tyranny of production schedules
    There are nine and sixty ways of misquoting tribal lays, And every single one of them is right! *sorry* To Charlie & Elizabeth, I wish you the best for getting to a happier space....
  • Commented on Long range forecast
    Is it time for a re-read of Bruce Sterling's "Distraction" & "Heavy Weather"?...
  • Commented on Not-so-Invisible Ninjas
    Very late to the party but I recently read & thoroughly enjoyed "Archangel", Marguerite Reed's debut novel. It's SF with a bunch of different elements (older female protagonist, ecology, MilSF, genetic engineering, an Earth colony that actually has diverse colonists...
  • Commented on Bad puppies, no awards
    Given the Strange Attractor has done its work, I don't know if anyone is still interested but... "Quality is not a selection factor for the Hugos unlike a juried award or other method of selecting a winner." I wish to...
  • Commented on Bad puppies, no awards
    Yay for E pluribus Hugo passing! But it still means that the ~500 Rabid voters this year get another go at bloc-voting the Hugo nominations next year. So it's not over yet....
  • Commented on Bad puppies, no awards
    I wish to acknowledge Annie Bellet, Marko Kloos, Matthew David Surridge, John O’Neill (https://www.blackgate.com/), and Edmund R. Schubert (editor of Intergalactic Medicine Show) who withdrew their nominations. Brandon Kempner (Chaos Horizon) puts the total number of Rabid voters at a...
  • Commented on Where Have All the Women Gone?
    Fixed. Someone got to Tanith Lee before me, but you are now both listed https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:British_science_fiction_writers. It only needed the addition of the correct category tag to your entry. BTW, been a fan of your writing for years, especially the Detective...
  • Commented on That "Annihilation Score" spoiler thread you're all asking for
    So, early in the story there is a reference to the embedding of RFID & DNA tagging to track high denomination banknotes. Given it's the Laundry universe, have you considered the potential for sympathetic magic shenanigans with DNA tagging of...
  • Commented on That "Annihilation Score" spoiler thread you're all asking for
    Is this related to Yog's Law? But instead of "Money flows toward the writer", "Sadism flows toward the reader"?...
  • Commented on That "Annihilation Score" spoiler thread you're all asking for
    "Aren't unreliable narrators fun?" They certainly provide an convenient explanation for inconsistencies. (Though the obsessive in me much prefers a narrative to be wholly internally consistent.)...
  • Commented on That "Annihilation Score" spoiler thread you're all asking for
    Found it. This time round using "orthogonal" as a search term did the trick. "I just want a party to vote for whose three guiding principles are (a) maximize individual liberty, (b) minimize the Gini coefficient, and (c) protect the...
  • Commented on That "Annihilation Score" spoiler thread you're all asking for
    AMA: Not long ago in a somewhat political discussion, you laid out what you thought a good government should be, which included giving high priority to aims that, while not mutually exclusive, are hard to balance. I've been trying to...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Rhesus Chart
    "(Having finished the first draft of one novel I am now desperately fighting off the urge to try my hand at an I-can't-believe-it's-not-the-Culture novel. Because I have way too many books of my own to write without also trying to...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Rhesus Chart
    I am often confused....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Rhesus Chart
    Not to mention that OGH is more a gardener than an architect. It was much easier to hold all the detail in when there were only one or two books in the setting. I was quite pleased with myself for...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Rhesus Chart
    BTW, I appreciate these Crib Sheet posts; it's depressing sometimes the number of Easter eggs I miss....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Rhesus Chart
    Re: comments #8 & #9: Given the title for this blog post is "Crib Sheet: The Rhesus Chart", surely we can dispense with spoiler warnings or redactions *for* The Rhesus Chart?...
  • Commented on Second childhood?
    I'm a fan of Chew by John Layman & Rob Guillory. THE CONCEPT. "Tony Chu is a cop with a secret. A weird secret. Tony Chu is Cibopathic, which means he gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats. It also...
  • Commented on The Biggest Little SF Publisher you never heard of pulls on the jackboots
    ...it comes back to: What is the Hugo? Is the Hugo a tradition from a particular convention? Or is the Hugo the most prestigious award in world science fiction? Yes is the answer. It is both: a tradition of a...
  • Commented on On the Great Filter, existential threats, and griefers
    Does this qualify as a bit of crowd-sourced research for the next novel?...
  • Commented on On the road again!
    You win the internet....
  • Commented on CMAP: Short stories, what are they good for?
    Apropos the topic, I look at the year's best anthologies as a good place to find new writers. They work well as samplers. The first two Charles Stross stories I encountered were "Antibodies" & "A Colder War" in Gardner Dozois'...
  • Commented on Some thoughts on turning 50
    Happy Birthday Charlie! I'm getting older & grayer myself, and are currently visiting the parental units who are further along the process and thinking more of mortality. Your guidelines for living are close to mine & seem wise (the two...
  • Commented on The morning after
    Good luck Scotland! I mean that sincerely. Regardless of the result, this is not the last of it; I expect the consequences to play out over the coming years. Meanwhile, I have cast my vote early (the official election day...
  • Commented on Apology
    Adrian Howard inspired this: "Braided Worlds"?...
  • Commented on Apology
    You might have to suck it up & include "Merchant Princes" in the description if you don't want to lose a potential pool of readers. How about "Merchant Princes: 20 years later"? It would signal that some time has passed...
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