Putting the 'science' back into 'science fiction':... →
Is science fiction literature's first... →
A pretty good piece by Walter about international science fiction, though it starts off fairly pompously.
10 Science Fiction Novels Every Writer Should Read... →
A few good selections, but major points lost for (a) mentioning a writer twice in one list—a big no-no in my book—and (b) the inclusion of Piers Anthony. Meh.
The Flight From Conversation →
We use technology to keep one another at distances we can control: not too close, not too far, just right: the Goldilocks effect.
Words are the only bullets in truth’s bandolier. And poets are the snipers.– Dan Simmons Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos) (via kerina)
Nine Female Writers Who Had To Hide Their Gender →
amandaonwriting: 1. Keeping it in the family, the three talented Brontë sisters published their writing under the surname Bell. Emily published Wuthering Heights as Ellis Bell, Charlotte brought out Jane Eyre as Currer Bell and Anne used Acton Bell to release The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, as well as their joint poetry collections and other works. 2. A. S. Byatt was born Dame Antonia Susan Duffy,...
Robert Reich: Why a Fair Economy is Not... →
robertreich: One of the most pernicious falsehoods you’ll hear during the next seven months of political campaigning is there’s a necessary tradeoff between fairness and economic growth. By this view, if we raise taxes on the wealthy the economy can’t grow as fast. Wrong. Taxes were far higher on top… One of the most pernicious falsehoods you’ll hear during the next seven months of political...
the difference between "gamer girls" and girls who...
gamer girl: omgggg modern warfare 4 lyfeee
girls who play video games: GOD DAMN IT MARIO. IS IT THAT FUCKING HARD TO STAY ON RAINBOW ROAD FOR MAYBE TEN SECONDS. OH MY FUCKING GOD PEACH YOU FUCKING WHORE. YOU REALLY HAD TO USE THE THUNDER CLOUD AND FUCKING SHRINK ME. REALLY. THIRD. I'M IN THIRD PLACE OH MY GOD YES THANK JESUS LORD ABOVE IN THE HEAVENS. FUCK. NO. I FELL OFF. I SWEAR TO GOD MARIO I'M GOING TO MURDER YOUR ITALIAN PLUMBER MOTHER FUCKING ASS. i hate my life.
A philosopher/mathematician named Bertrand Russell, who lived and died in the...– Dan Simmons, ‘Hyperion’ (via maybeandroid)
Tennessee governor allows bill targeting science... →
Tennessee has become the first state to pass a law protecting educators who “teach the controversy” about evolution and climate change.
A Slow-Books Manifesto - The Atlantic →
“To borrow a cadence from Michael Pollan: Read books. As often as you can. Mostly classics.”
If You Don’t Talk To Your Kids About Philosophy,... →