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Is this Open thread 216?
What is your name? What is your quest? What is your favorite color? Wait, give me some time to think....
I know what I'm needin', and I don't want to waste more time
Hey, New Yorkers (City and State)! Want health care? There’s a bill making its way through our state legislature that...
Universal Basic Income discussion thread
There are many things I am not, among them an economist, a futurologist, a historian of labor, (a person who...
Defense in depth
I'm strongly suspecting that New Year's is going to be a time of listicles and advocacy. Everyone's going to be...
And ever morne and may
As 2016 draws to a close, many of us are looking on it as a year of loss, not just...
Arouse us noble
Out of this darkness, let the unmeasured sword Rising from sleep to execute or crown Rest on our shoulders,...
Texts, 2016
Luke 2:1-14, Anglo-Saxon (via): Soþlice on þam dagum wæs geworden gebod fram þam casere Augusto, þæt eall ymbehwyrft wære tomearcod....
Rogue One SPOILER thread
We know the context here. Somewhere else, the simple story is about to begin: the brave farmboy with secret gifts,...
The chemistry of discourse
One way of looking at freedom of speech is atomic: treating each individual act of free speech as an equal...
Heads up: Hugo PINs
I keep seeing it on Twitter, but I haven't seen much in the way of heads-ups in less ephemeral fannish...
Gentleman Jole and the SPOILER Queen
I know it's been a few days since it was requested, but here's a SPOILER thread for Bujold's latest installment...
The Good Documentation
It knows its systems and its systems know it. I've spent the last two days in all-day work meetings, for...
On sale today: Charlie Jane Anders' debut science fiction and fantasy novel, All the Birds in the Sky
On sale today in hardcover and e-book. Excerpt here. Author website here. Public launch event (tonight!) here. Author tour...
David Geddes Hartwell, 1941-2016
Updated, 20 Jan, 4:00 AM, to add: I wrote this on the evening of Tuesday, January 19, but held off...
Tweet less, blog more
I’ve been dithering for a while now over posting here about Hamilton, the smash Broadway musical rap hit about the...
It's Quiet in the Shire
So Avram and I were going back and forth on Twitter last night, playing with Hamilton and Lord of the...
Open thread 210
You know the sheriff's got his problems too....
Texts, 2015
Luke 2:1-14, Anglo-Saxon (via): Soþlice on þam dagum wæs geworden gebod fram þam casere Augusto, þæt eall ymbehwyrft wære tomearcod....
The SPOILERS Awaken
Chewie, we're discussing the film where people who haven't seen it aren't present. Nota bene: the gnomes have an office...
Jessica Jones SPOILER thread
So I understand from Twitter that this is some kind of travel program about New York, including sections filmed in...
Not Paris
The wise, kind, and much-missed Mike Ford wrote this in the wake of Katrina; I'd urge you to read it...
Paris
I don't have anything new and useful to say about this, or about the attacks in Beirut and Baghdad that...
Visually clueless morning
Two news stories this morning were accompanied by photos that made me stop dead and say "No, that's not it...
Open thread 209
From The History of the County Palatine and City of Chester by George Ormerod. London: Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor, and...
It All Goes Around (but what?)
One of the pleasures of Ann Leckie's Ancillary series is running across the small songs that Breq, the main character,...
Ancillary SPOILERS
The soft clink of container against flask and the quiet slosh of liquid woke me quickly and completely. No ancillary,...
Spot the Saint
This splendid piece of late-medieval woodcarving by Tilman Riemenschneider shows the Fourteen Holy Helpers, also known as the Viersehn Heilegen...
Open thread 208
Arthur Chu interviewed medievalist and journalist David Perry on TechCrunch: Perry: [W]hen I hear people talk about Nordic fantasy as...
Dysfunctional Families: Looking Back, Walking On
I joined the Roman Catholic Church in 1989†. The parish where I was baptized was known at the time for...
Helping Larry Smith, Bookseller
Larry Smith has sold SF and fantasy books at more conventions than some of us have had hot meals. At...
On sale today: Greg Van Eekhout's Dragon Coast, concluding sequel to California Bones and Pacific Fire
On sale today in hardcover and e-book. Excerpt here. Author website here. Bookstore appearances (with tacos!) here. (Making Light...
Forces of nature
This morning's Guardian has an editorial about the sudden turnaround in British public opinion regarding the need to help Syrian...
I see you like science fiction...
(... and fantasy). So here's a thread for what you're reading, watching, and listening to these days, and what you...
The Dreadful Phrases Strike Back
The previous iteration of this thread was getting too long, so here's a new space to keep adding them....
#BeowulfTrump
@BruceHolsinger, well-regarded historian and author of a couple of excellent mysteries starring John Gower, enlivened the day by inventing the...
Look!
So as anyone who follows me on Twitter knows, I've been on a four-day bike ride around the IJsselmeer, the...
We enjoy in eminence
It’s been a while since I’ve fallen for a TV show this hard. Steven Universe, now in its second...
Hugo discussion thread
So I slept through the awards, having stayed up too late reading (!). But per the Hugo PDF and supplementary...
My Privileged Elite Background, Revealed
Sarah Hoyt: MOST of the editors [in the SF field] came from families where ALL generations had gone to college...
The empty place is for Bigfoot
Cath, of her kindness, has been doing the yeoman work of organizing two Gatherings of Light at Sasquan. This is...
On sale today: John Scalzi's The End of All Things
On sale today in hardcover and ebook in North America, and on August 13 in trade paperback and ebook...
The building of the centerpiece
Go, gather photons. Seek, and you will find. Go pluck them where they hang from bowing trees And cast a...
Open thread 207
You might think that. I couldn't possibly comment....
The SPOILER Affinities
As requested, a space where folks can discuss Robert Charles Wilson's The Affinities without having to mask or avoid spoilers....
Koinopoiēsis
He said, "Kid, whadja get?" I said, "I didn't get nothing, I had to pay $50 and pick up the...
The SPOILER Kings, a discussion thread
I know there's not really that much to spoil in The Philosopher Kings, but in the unlikely event that revealing...
On sale yesterday: Jo Walton's The Philosopher Kings, Book Two of Thessaly
On sale yesterday in hardcover and ebook in North America, on August 6 in ebook in the UK and...
It is so ordered
Held: The Fourteenth Amendment requires a State to license a marriage between two people of the same sex and to...
"You're asking me to agree that my great-grandparent and great-great-grandparents were monsters."
From the New York Times, 24 June 2015: COLUMBIA, S.C. -- It has been quite a few years since the...
E Pluribus Hugo: Community Q&A
After over 3000 messages and nearly two and half months of discussions, we have put together a simple Hugo Award...
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