I have loads of work I should be doing, yet I’m bored, so naturally I’ve chosen to distract myself. This is an eclectic group of links that I’ve found interesting in the last few days – not all are SFF-related, and they contain both stuff I found positive and positively enraging. Have fun!
- Larry of the OF Blog of the Fallen started things with this post a couple weeks ago on negative reviews (and has subsequently followed up with this one on positive reviews), Pat of Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist addresses some comments about Larry’s piece – then in the comments, the discussion gains new life and inspires more reaction here with Larry once again chiming in. It’s all interesting and I’ve chimed in at various locations – now I’ll bow out until the discussion comes around again.
- I saw this bit at Torque Control – scary. I’ll not be picking up any Niven books.
- Arizona seeks to erode the integrity of its educational system even further (though there’s a good argument that such a terrible educational system won’t notice anyway).
- Friends of mine discover salt on Mars – some interesting authorial politics went into this one (but I’m not supposed to know about that).