Tag: dystopia

Speaking of Jonathan Coulton…

What would we all be without free stuff on the internet? There’s still a couple weeks to give financial support to the Creative Commons for 2007. Sure, they didn’t bring us a skateboarding dog or that dramatic squirrel, but there’s still Jim Munroe’s movie, Infest Wisely, and Jonathan […]

Reaching the Youth — With Comics!

I was looking through the picture books in the back of a bookstore where I sometimes work, when a woman came over with her son and slid out one I had snorted at earlier, Pete Sanders’ What Do You Know About Bullying? With Illustrated Storylines.  And she said […]

Fred Saberhagen, RIP

City on Fire and Days of Atonement author Walter Jon Williams has a eulogy up at his blog for Fred Saberhagen, who died a little over a week ago. Williams writes about Saberhagen’s unacknowledged influence on fantasy, science fiction and horror. And he tells a couple of nice […]

Revealing the Consequences

John Brunner’s The Shockwave Rider has a fantastic ending: an unstoppable computer virus reveals all secret information. If you’ve bribed the food inspectors to ignore mad cow disease in your factory farm, now the whole world knows about it. Gone to war under false pretences? Selling designer clothes […]