Monthly Archives: August 2004

Mormon SF

Huh, a bibliography of Mormon science fiction. (I knew that Orson Scott Card would be included, some of the others are surprising).

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Conversations

“Fixed that bug yet?” “I dunno. Everything seems so dark and hopeless. It’s like Chulthu came to earth, sucked the brains out of everyone, leaving husks that aimlessly switch channels on our product, pure evil oozing out of their fingers, … Continue reading

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Feelthy Sheep Time

Ship time, O ship time! I’d rather embrace Cthulhu’s tendrils. Ship time, O horrid time of shipping: Kick it out the door Maybe the Elder Gods Will be distracted, follow the horror out our door And eat the early product … Continue reading

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Canuck Olympics

Lest I completely lose it and start calling for outright assassination of the Hairdo Club currently covering the Olympics for the US, I’ll cut the invective and forget about letting loose the canons of rhetoric: The coverage, as usual, stinks. … Continue reading

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I visited Silly Valley on a whirlwind trip the other day [sorry I didn’t get in touch with some of you; it was pretty hectic]. Driving down Castro street in search of coffee, I found that one of my favorite … Continue reading

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XTAL

The “lowly” quartz crystal, arguably one of the cornerstones of modern electronic technology. (Of course, we could be using self-synchronizing logic, and not need accurate clocks for things like computers…).

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419 Rleya Th'ftagn Skam

One foot in the grave, the other on a pile of Shoggoth doo-doo, Randolph Carter of Arkham, MA scams a 419 scammer. (The original story, for the Lovecraftian impaired).

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Time, like an ever-rolling…

Robert Jordan’s next brick in the Wheel of Time is titled Knife of Dreams, due to be killing defenseless trees, trees that never did anyone any harm whatsoever, innocent and happy trees that provided homes for happy birds and squirrels … Continue reading

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Turing digital archive

Hey, it’s the Alan Turing digital archive. Coolness.

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Orange 'fraid

This week’s Ter-A-Lert color: Chartreuse. The color of a martyr’s last sunset in Abu-Dahbi, the color of the inviting concrete apron of a freshly constructed airport, the color of a congressman spitting mad about the Patriot Act (“Act patriotic or … Continue reading

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