Miranda Suri celebrates a random bloggerversary. Yeah, Miranda!
On SF Novelists, a view on book piracy. Jim Hines offers a rebuttal of sorts.
Catherine Shaffer, fresh off the Nebula Weekend, has some thoughts on bar-con. Well, really about how to work a convention without working a convention.
It's easy to be against something when you have no clue as to what is being discussed. (To be fair, it's also easy to be for something without understanding it either). But the quote that got me was, "I owe the American people a responsible decision and a responsible plan," (Herman Cain) added. "And I don't think any candidate can responsibly say what they would do if they are elected president." If that isn't a serious WTF moment, I don't know what is. And here, before I go off, I'll remind the people of Ohio that out current governor said about the same thing when it came to fiscal policy. How's that working out for us.
Seriously, GOP, you've gotta have someone better in the race than a serial philanderer who feels it's the height of fiscal responsibility to have a $0.5 million dollar tab to Tiffany's (I wasn't even going to dignify that attack, until I saw this response), another candidate who seems to be running for the remake of "Last Action Hero," a governor who is attempting to split hairs on how his health care mandate is all right and someone else's isn't, or Ron Paul. Isn't there anyone on the other side who is within shouting distance of their right mind? I guess I can't expect a lot when you have one star who flip-flops on Medicare and then criticizes a law that does exactly what he wants a law to replace it with would do, or quit before you get going Sarah Palin. Do you really want to make Paul Krugman a prophet? (some of those links grokked from Jay Lake)
So, here, let me knock one of them completely out. Newt Gingrich writes science fiction (alternative history). Specifically, alternative history of if the South had won Gettysburg. I say we hold book readings, highly visible book readings, well publicized book readings. That'll pretty much destroy his chances. One side would hate that he has anything to do with SF, the other that the South won at Gettysburg.