rivkat: Dean reading (dean reading)
( May. 25th, 2017 06:56 am)
Stephen King/Richard Chizmar )

Madeline Ashby, Company TownFuture work )
Genevieve Cogman, The Burning PageMore Library shenanigans )
James S.A. Corey )

Mishell Baker, Phantom Pains:fantasy sequel )
Laurie Penny, Everything Belongs to the FutureSo many ideas )
Joe Haldeman & Jack C. Haldeman, There Is No Darknessold school )
Ben Aaronovich, The Furthest Stationnovella )
Max Gladstone et al., BookburnersAre libraries the new zombies in fantasy? )
rivkat: Dean reading (dean reading)
( Mar. 23rd, 2016 06:53 pm)
Max Gladstone, Seth Dickinson, Sophia McDougall, David Brin, horror comic )

How lucky we are to be alive right now! It’s a bit strange to share a fandom with people I know as non-fans. Like, I met a colleague’s husband and she mentioned/complained how he played the soundtrack incessantly on the weekends, and we recognized each other as similar souls! (I can only assume that she just wasn’t hearing it during the week, when he played it at work.) On the other hand, I nearly got into a screaming fight with another colleague about whether the genius of the musical depends on its transformativeness or is independent of that transformativeness (both at the level of Founding history and rap music)—the answer is the former, of course, but the discussion got a bit heated. So weird!  Also I am about to go see Hamilton--tomorrow night, yay!--and I am so excited I could burst.
rivkat: Dean reading (dean reading)
( Mar. 20th, 2015 10:50 am)
Is anyone else watching the gloriousness that is SyFy’s Helix? It’s like they have a jar of soap opera tropes and a jar of sf tropes and they just stick a hand in each one for each episode. Javier Grillo-Marxuach is an executive producer, so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that I love it, despite the grossness and also a reasonable amount of gender-based fail.

Octavia Butler, Max Gladstone, Naomi Novik )
Thanks to [personal profile] digitalwave for the birthday wishes!

Fannish Freecycle: Cast-signed Veronica Mars poster. Let me know if you want it!

Good article on perils of big data: "Street Bump offers us 'N = All' in the sense that every bump from every enabled phone can be recorded. That is not the same thing as recording every pothole. As Microsoft researcher Kate Crawford points out, found data contain systematic biases and it takes careful thought to spot and correct for those biases. Big data sets can seem comprehensive but the 'N = All' is often a seductive illusion."

Ancillary Justice, Three Parts Dead, Chew: Taster's Choice )



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