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  • A sort of notice I guess

    It has been brought to my attention that an author is claiming that they are considering legal action against me in the event of them being targetted in connection with attendance at a convention. The exact statement is a little hard to parse, but the author seems to be under the impression that I’m responsible […]

  • Review: Nebraska

    Movie: 2013 In theory this is a depressing movie. It deals with a man who drank to much in his life and is now both old and confused. Woody Grant (Bruce Dern) is a man near the end of his life who as a younger man was a drunk and easily exploited. Now he hopes […]

  • Review: Feser – Part 6

    Part1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 The Last Superstition – A Refutation of the New Atheism: Spinoza According to my all-knowing Kindle ‘Spinoza’ is named three times in Feser’s book; once in a quote from philosopher Pierre Manent among a list of names of philosophers, once in the notes [#9] to Chapter […]

  • Surviving Seveneves

    This is a follow up to my review which can be found here. Stephenson’s novel continues to generate discussion in all its Marmite-glory. I feel the need to write some spoilery things so if you haven’t read Seveneves don’t continue beyond the jar of yeast extract.

  • Unfeasible Tales of Social Justice Fantasy Science: Oona and the Whales

    [“Are you asleep yet little cat?” – “Nearly, one more story, with pirates…” – “I only have one with vegan pirates…”]

  • OK that is actually funny

    Vox Day sort of replied to my answer to Dave Freer (just to make that whole exchange even more weird). His plan is otters! Also I get a promotion! “The real burning question is, ‘what will Vox Day attack next?’” – Charles Stross “What will happen in 2016. We both know the question is […]

  • Kerfuffle timeline Part 3: The second act.

    Phew! Please see previous posts here and here for caveats and sources. Thanks again to Mike Glyer’s Compleat Puppy Roundups. From Gallotreversy via Torcott to Antonelli and the Spokane PD. June, July and August up to the awards!

  • Currently reading: Half a War

    Part three of Joe Abercrombie’s YA “Shattered Sea” fantasy series that follows on from Half a King and Half a World. Don’t let the ‘young adult’ marketing bracket scare you away – this has been a solid fantasy series so far. Set in a Vikingish world built on the remains of a lost elvish civilization, […]

  • A loveley video essay on Tarkovsky’s Solaris

    Interesting perspective on Andrei Tarkovsky’s film version of Stanislaw Lem’s book.

  • Reason Hell: Authority, Ad-Hominem, and credibility Part 2

    In Part 1 I discussed how people and credibility are unavoidable when it comes to argument and reason. An individual simply doesn’t have the time or brain power or expertise to do everything themselves and an individual cannot be everywhere at once to witness events as they happen. We have to, at times, rely on […]

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