We don’t know each other, but we have something in common: a former relationship with Scientology. Only I didn’t grow up at its centre, then in East Grinstead, Sussex, the way you did. I got in when I was 18. I read your piece Storms and how they start, and I get that Jonathan Ross […]
Best related work: Fic by Anne Jamison, a history of fanfiction. Best fan artist: Randall Munroe. Last cartoon of the year is 1311 and first of 2013 was 1155 (thank you @xkcdfeed). Three of note: 1158 (it’s all about physics), 1167 (Star Trek Into Darkness), 1177 (Time Robot). For those who feel he isn’t eligible, […]
Yes, I’m recommending a technical paper written by a Microsoft researcher for a Hugo Award for Best Short Story. Wait. Come back. There is a narrative in there….about the 2nd person narrator, son John, and the generational differences in chip design between the two of them. As a child in 1977, John had met Gordon […]
Those of you who haven’t been paying attention may not have known about the recent uproar about the the semi-prozine Hugo category. Essentially, for many years, the nominee list had become so stagnant that the sentiment among many SMOFs was to do away with the category entirely. In 2009, Weird Tales won the Hugo in […]
It’s clear to me that Randall Munroe is a fan even though his fan art is outside fanzines. I offer these three examples from 2010 as proof. Link to original post on LiveJournal.