Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Blog in Exile: Random News & Links for 6/13

Are you the most special, talented, gorgeous Ensign ever, but only your writing group knows it? Well, what you need is a Mary Sue T-shirt. (The slightly irregular ordering information is here. [all props to Justine Larbalestier, who saw the shirt in the wilds of BEA]

In case you hadn't noticed, zombies are walking the earth today ('cause Hell is too full, of course). Just hide in your safehouse of choice, and it will be all over tomorrow.

Locus Online
has listed all of the newly-published books from early June that they've seen, including The Alton Gift by Marion Zimmer Bradley and Deborah J. Ross, David Anthony Durham's Acacia, Jay Lake's Mainspring, and more.

Cory Doctorow has an article in Information Week today, and it's all about flower-arranging! (Couldn't fool you, huh? OK, it's about DRM and how the government is stupid and all the usual stuff. You folks are too savvy for me...)

Scott Westerfeld is cranky about Teh Grauniad's review of Michael Chabon's The Yiddish Policemen's Union -- specifically, that it demands certain "unwritten rules" for alternate history, which are not actually generally held now, if they ever were. (Go get 'em, Scott!)

(Speaking of unwritten rules, here's one: if you're being positive or neutral, you call it The Guardian. But, if you're complaining about it, that's when it's time to refer to it as Teh Grauniad. It just adds another level to the scorn.)

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