Archive for January, 2011
For a second time this month I'm over at MEAD, with this sprightly cartoon-box two-step: I like the idea of a medal, I must say! And the more people who suggest it, the more likely it becomes, I suppose.
I'm very pleased indeed that my reviews of the complete Jordanian Wheel of Time have been shortlisted for a BSFA Best Non-Fiction Award. Exciting. If I win, I vow to complete the series and review all the Brandon Sandon Bransanderson sequels as well. But even if I don't win: it's an honour to be nominated.
I edited the above selection of Tennyson's poetry for OUP in 2000. I was, accordingly, a little surprised when my copy of the LRB dropped through the letterbox this morning (date: 20 Jan 2011), and I opened it to find this review of the selection, by Seamus Perry. It's a fascinating review (occasioned, I suppose, [...]
I like this, from My Elves Are Different, very much.
There's an interesting discussion of 'the Swarm', Hardt & Negri and New Model Army over at the Lenin's Tomb blog: go and have a look.
Not entirely new (it appeared in the Starship Sofa Stories Vol 2 collection a while ago, with a lovely picture); but no-one seems to have noticed it when it came out in that venue, so I'm reposting it for free on my Europrog blog. The story is called 'The Mary Anna': a lump of Golden-Age-esque [...]