Links: 2019-06-06

D-Day

Just a string of anniversaries lately. Seventy-five years and we’re in danger of losing what they fought for but we honor them for that fight and those great years we’ve received.

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Another Date Which Will Live in Infamy

The next installment of the Mueller report coverage (which describes a staggering amount of asphyxiating smoke yet claims to be unable to find a fire) is available if you wish to see it but there’s some interesting timing as I made an extremely rare political post and yet am compelled to do so again the very next day. This one gets closer to the topic of science fiction in that I mentioned awhile ago possibly blogging about the connections between China and SF. I wish all the people who buy Chinese fiction (which is emitted from a state of dictatorship and censorship) and all those Western SF writers who go to writing “camps” sponsored by the Chinese corporation/government (writers who should count themselves lucky not to be sent to China’s other “camps”) would rethink their “engagement” with China. As Wu’er Kaixi, a surviving protester living in Taiwan says at the top of the NewsHour (not included in the clip below), “We lost and the Western world adopted this China policy – they call it ‘engagement’ – I just call it ‘appeasement.'”

(I’d hope it would go without saying but, just in case, I want to make clear that my issue is only with the current dictatorial regimes of Russia and China and obviously not with the Russian or Chinese people, as such.)

Links: 2019-05-07

Science Fiction

Here on Featured Futures, I’ve updated “Collated Contents of the Year’s Bests (2018 Stories, Links)” with the contents of Horton’s annual [edit: and Guran’s]. Elsewhere:

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Calvin and Hobbes. (If you’ve missed them, don’t forget to check out all the things that have been reprinted since the last “Links” post, including the great insect collection project. the hiccup incident, and moments with Spaceman Spiff and Stupendous Man!)

Calvin and Hobbes Comic Strip for April 10, 2019

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Links: 2019-03-15

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Birthdays

Apologies to Al Jaffee – I edited the ISFDB to reflect his birthday and then ironically neglected to put him on this list last week.

  • 1921-03-13 Al Jaffee
  • 1939-03-15 Joseph D. Olander
  • 1946-03-16 Chris Foss
  • 1948-03-17 William Gibson
  • 1842-03-18 Stéphane Mallarmé
  • 1946-03-19 John Gribbin
  • -0043-03-20 Ovid
  • 1932-03-20 Jack Cady

The data in this section is from the ISFDB. ISFDB entries usually have SFE and/or Wikipedia links for biographies. For free works of older authors online, try sites like FreeSFOnline, Archive.org, Gutenberg, or PoemHunter.com.

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Links: 2019-03-08

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  • 1939-03-08 Peter Nicholls
  • 1955-03-09 Pat Murphy
  • 1918-03-10 Theodore R. Cogswell
  • 1938-03-10 Marvin Kaye
  • 1952-03-11 Douglas Adams
  • 1925-03-12 Harry Harrison
  • 1855-03-13 Percival Lowell
  • 1966-03-13 Alastair Reynolds
  • 1879-03-14 Albert Einstein

The data in this section is from the ISFDB. ISFDB entries usually have SFE and/or Wikipedia links for biographies. For free works of older authors online, try sites like FreeSFOnline, Archive.org, Gutenberg, or PoemHunter.com.

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Links: 2019-03-01

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  • 1922-03-01 William M. Gaines
  • 1924-03-01 Deke Slayton
  • 1941-03-01 Martin H. Greenberg
  • 1952-03-01 Steven Barnes
  • 1904-03-02 Dr. Seuss
  • 1945-03-02 Gregory L. Matloff
  • 1949-03-02 Gates McFadden
  • 1960-03-02 Peter F. Hamilton
  • 1920-03-03 James Doohan
  • 1904-03-04 George Gamow
  • 1942-03-05 Mike Resnick
  • 1475-03-06 Michelangelo
  • 1937-03-06 Edward L. Ferman
  • 1944-03-07 Stanley Schmidt

The data in this section is from the ISFDB. ISFDB entries usually have SFE and/or Wikipedia links for biographies. For free works of older authors online, try sites like FreeSFOnline, Archive.org, Gutenberg, or PoemHunter.com.

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