Iain M. Banks died in early June, but he left behind an amazing set of novels – the Culture series.
You’re not geeky enough for our con
I really should enjoy cons. But cliquishness and pettiness by my fellow geeks drove me away, and recent reports suggest not much has changed in the decade since I last attended a con.
Changing science fiction, changing the world: Scholars & Rogues honors William Gibson
I have been known to say that William Gibson is arguably the most important author of the past 30 years. That’s a mouthful of an assertion, especially since we’re talking about a […]
Nota Bene #121: Birds of an Ancient Feather
“Television is an invention whereby you can be entertained in your living room by people you wouldn’t have in your house.” Who said it? The answer is at the end of this […]
Nota Bene #119: Think! It Ain't Illegal Yet
“My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met.” Who said it?
Nota Bene #117: Wake Up!
“Hollywood is so crooked that Mafia gangsters are entirely outclassed and don’t stand a chance. People in Hollywood are smarter. They have more sophisticated knowledge of money and deals and how to […]