Adrian Midgley

Adrian Midgley

  • Commented on Book day!
    I'm just re-reading The Fuller Memorandum, preparatory to The Del Brief, (and as it happens partly while returning from St Petersburg and Tallinn, but that's another matter) Angleton's body wasn't damaged, the possession was an execution method on the former...
  • Commented on Unwanted Blogging Vacation
    Condolences....
  • Commented on Crying fire in a crowded theatre for pleasure and profit
    There has been quite a bit of consideration of what we do on retirement, and when going half-time in preparation for it. Various SF authors have considered it. I make photographs, garden a little, read (which requires that someone wrote)...
  • Commented on The End of the British nuclear deterrent?
    "are there any politically conceivable circumstances (prior to Trump) when the UK might have employed nuclear weapons without US cooperation" That's in the 25-30 years starting from the current instant, is it not? Are there definitely none, I think is...
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    The effort to get a series of impactors and bombs in front of the comet succeeded, and the last, detonated between the large fragments, displaced almost sufficiently to skim the atmosphere. The forward observers of the various nations variously settled...
  • Commented on Empire Games sneak peek
    Entertaining. Looking forward to it....
  • Commented on Busy busy busy
    Palimpsest Plus, goodoh. If we manage to avoid Brexit, you'll put the original version out instead?...
  • Commented on What are you reading this summer?
    I didn't find Seveneves boring. There actually is an element to disasters that you can see them grinding on, with people doing the wrong things, and that does drag......
  • Commented on What are you reading this summer?
    Yes. Particularly if you had written it....
  • Commented on What are you reading this summer?
    A Song of Ice and Fire. I've not seen the TV. (But I have heard of it) I picked up the first book in Waterstone's (bookshop, if you are not from round here[1]) expecting it to be extruded fantasy product...
  • Commented on The Nightmare Stacks: US Launch
    She isn't Cassie. Now. More eaters by orders of magnitude than expected....
  • Commented on The Nightmare Stacks: US Launch
    I enjoyed that....
  • Commented on We'll all go together when we go
    William Gibson's Jackpot? (The Peripheral). Not a single massive event but just a concatenation of breakages and adverse biases. The world is tough, but we don't have a spare to determine how tough with....
  • Commented on Three Unexpectedly Good Things VR Will Probably Cause
    One anecdotal report of reduced pain in wound packing when using VR. It might help the "imagine you are somewhere nice with something nice happening" approach....
  • Commented on The unavoidable discussion
    Yes. You might also note that the generation who saw and fought the First World War are thin on the ground or dead now, the same is pending for ww2, and the generation acutely aware of the consequences of that...
  • Commented on Deploying the monomyth in Space Opera
    The alien space bats have their own troubles, love their children and partners, and include one on his/her/its own hero journey. In lulls in the tense confrontations bats and men swap respirable gases and power nodes on various bodies in...
  • Commented on Silence this week ...
    Domestic smoke detectors? Drop them in a molten Fluoride Thorium reactor....
  • Commented on Long range forecast
    The lousy return on energy in for tar sands and fracking... Oil and other petrochemicals are valuable stuff for synthesis and whatever, so burning them to make them seems sub-optimal anyway. But much of what is used is process heat,...
  • Commented on Repurposing Memory
    Gather together?...
  • Commented on The sky's gone dark
    Neville Shute (on the beach) wasn't scientifically illiterate. More is known about how we would die, now, but his premise that following a full nuclear exchange in the N hemisphere everyone would die, and then So would everyone in the...
  • Commented on A major ebook announcement
    Impurgated. I'm trying to remember whose SF (novel?) it was that referred to impurgated literary classics in passing....
  • Commented on The Faces of Publishing
    Specifically, the move from hierarchical classification in a single axis toward tagging, which seems amazingly simple but allows books or other objects to be in many categories, has I suspect affected that if not effected it. Positioning an object along...
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