And they come with no warning,
nature loves her little surprises.
Continual crisis!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Linkee-poo, they've given you a number and taken away your name

Sorry so late, things are very hectic at the moment. Not a lot of me time lately.

Gabriela Pereira on killing your darlings. It's an oft repeated phrase that causes a lot of confusion. She gives a very good explanation and how to description.

In a somewhat related case to the used ebook selling thingie, a federal judge says nuh-uh to reselling MP3s.

Mary Robinette Kowal shares some bloopers from her recent audiobook. You know, she even makes the bloopers sound excellent.

PW on the Night Shade Books thing. Wow, I have to admit I'm completely out of the pocket on this one. Last I knew NSB was a pretty nifty small publisher.

The Gates of Hell. In the Greek manner (which is different than our Christian/Western view of Hell). (Grokked from Mrs Tad)

The Brain Mapping Project. Very cool. Although I think it will be helpful for a great many things, I don't think it will do much for the supposed coming Singularity. I will be surprised if we find that consciousness is a discrete property of the brain instead of an emergent property. Computers are very good at discrete functions but very poor at emergent ones.

Eric maps out the stupidity of NC declaring a state religion pretty well. Oh, and these kinds of things have often been proposed, but until now there was a modicum of intelligence left in the leadership that kept these things from leaving committee. Now they're passed on for a general vote without too much consideration. It makes me wonder if people have forgotten what pigeon-holing means.

Oh lookie, a shooting in my own back yard. And strangely enough, I heard nothing about this on our local news (although I don't read the Star Beacon). (Grokked from Jay Lake)


Random Michelle K said...

I knew about the issues with Night Shade Press, because as a fan of Liz Williams Detective Inspector Chen series, I was aware of books scheduled to be published, and then not being published, and a whole lot of Not Good.

Steve Buchheit said...

I had heard some grumblings at bar-cons over NSB, but I guess I just hadn't paid that close attention. It seems sad that what was once such a cool outfit drove their business down like that. And it monumentally sucks for their authors who put their their trust and their books with them. As the links in today's linkee-poo outline, there is no good answer for the authors.