genre stuff

Geek Links

Sad news that Frederik Pohl, legendary SF writer, has died at the age of 93. The Guardian has a nice obituary.

On the Tor UK blog, my editor asks if book browsing is a lost art:

“But I’m curious to know whether with the saturation of information, have we all taken the fun out of book browsing? Or have we just shortened the odds in ensuring that in our hectic lifestyles, we have a better chance of picking up a book that we know we’ll enjoy rather than finding one we think we might enjoy?”

For hard-core genre types, the Hugo winners are announced, and questions are asked of the award’s validity.

And finally, via Daniel Abraham on Twitter, a ‘geek’ boy makes misogynistic comments, and ends up making a complete idiot of himself in front of the world.

By Mark Newton

Born in 1981, live in the UK. I write about strange things.