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The Gods of the Copybook Headings. . .

The Gods of the Copybook Headings Well, here we are, in what was SUPPOSED to be a better future.  And what do we see ? Decaying institutions.  Hordes demanding “free stuff”, to the point that it’s become a meme, the “Free Shit Army”.  And now there is that amazing takedown of an idiot college student […]

Danegeld

“It is always a temptation to an armed and agile nation To call upon a neighbour and to say: — “We invaded you last night–we are quite prepared to fight, Unless you pay us cash to go away.” So begins Rudyard Kipling’s poem, Danegeld. It was a foreboding lesson, and all too accurate of today. […]

Changes

Today is one of those days when you look at the computer screen and know you have to write something that both causes sadness but also offers a challenge you can’t turn down. Otherwhere Gazette has long been something very important to its editor and chief proponent, Patrick Richardson. It has been a labor of […]

Hitler hears about Sad Puppies IV

“Honor at Stake’ a gripping read

Richard Cartwright/Contributor “One is a heartless, merciless killer. The other is a vampire.” Thus begins the description of the latest work by Declan Finn, Honor at Stake. Before you say, “no not another vampire story” remember that in the right hands, the worst trope can be a spun into a great story as John Ringo did with zombies […]

I had, to this point, refrained from commenting on the Hugo Awards Debacle. Not because I had nothing to say, but because I was so incandescently angry that anything I said would be wrong. Two days later I find myself no less angry, but it has transformed from a white heat fit to melt titanium, […]

You Cheered

Brad Johnson/Contributor That’s it, I am officially scared for the future of science fiction. While watching the Hugo Awards last night, I realized something: that organized fandom doesn’t really care about the genre. Sure you claim to, but when it comes down to it, you only care about the “right” writers, not the genre as […]

Sound of Contact

Brad Johnson/Contributor Sound of Contact are a progressive rock group from England fronted by Simon Collins.From a music standpoint they sound very similar to Genesis, particularly during their early years. Their debut album, Dimensionaut tells the story of a man who gains the ability to travel between universes by using the Cosmic Distance Ladder (represented […]

How in the world?

So, author Lou Antonelli did something even he admits was stupid. He sent a letter to the Spokane PD noting he had some concerns about safety at Sasquan. Apparently in the letter he stated that David Gerrold was “insane and a public danger and needs to be watched when the convention is going on.” Now in […]

Inconvenience

An Inconvenient Woman/Contributor A little outside our normal range of topics, but it needed to be said: I am an inconvenient woman. I won’t lie down and lick the balls of the men they say are feminist, so I must be ignored. I am an inconvenient woman. I will not use my sex as a […]