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Mikko Rauhala
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IT specialist, do-gooder, wannabe author
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Kissoja. Nyt. Kaupassa.

Mulla on siellä antologian yleistunnelmaa hieman keventävä(!) tarinanpätkä ja mua sopii syyttää taitostakin.

https://holvi.com/shop/osuuskumma/product/f5254efa1b8c2e013d0ba44a0fdb3543/

Sähköinen versio (DRM-vapaa kuten tavallista): https://kirja.elisa.fi/ekirja/varjoisilta-kujilta


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Se on taas Atorox-aika vuodesta, ja kaikki halukkaat voivat äänestää, mitkä viimevuotiset spefinovellit on koko Atorox-raadin puurrettava läpi. Tiemmä ehdotettavien novellien olisi suotavaa olla myös sikäli hyviä, ettei raati joudu irvistelemään hampaitaan rikki.

Kummalinnun muniin tekemäni hämäävän iso raapalekasa komistaa listaa vasta ensi vuonna kirjajulkaisun jälkeen, joten tämän vuoden kattaus antaa omasta tuotteliaisuudestani valitettavan realistisen kuvan.

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The Pope makes it very explicit that he is not yet saying that Trump is the new Hitler.

It's not very reassuring that he has to be so specific about it.

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The Trump administration makes it crystal clear that they're going to brazenly lie about festivities, never mind more important stuff.

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Thanks, Obama.

Would've been nicer if Snowden would've been included, but there are understandable (if not universally agreeable) political reasons that make the Manning case easier to resolve in this manner. Still, one can agree that the immediate humanitarian reasons were more pressing in this case.

Hope Manning can hold on for the transition period still.

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Ihan kiva että joku kansanedustaja noteeraa tätäkin. (Vastaukseksi kysymykseen toki tulee että kiristyskirjetoiminta on laillinen elinkeino, eikä siten kyseenalaistettavissa.)


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"I wish there were any other way."

Happy New Year 2017; this is the year that the effects of 2016 will be felt.

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Edit: added the missing link from a few years back (but which was timely now again).

"I think the problem is the story of Thanksgiving doesn’t really fit in the fables beloved of primary school teachers and moralists. The proper genre for Thanksgiving is science-fiction.

Mr. S, an ordinary American, is minding his own business outside his East Coast home when he is suddenly abducted by short large-headed creatures like none he has ever seen before. They bring him to their ship and voyage across unimaginable distances to an alien world both grander and more horrible than he could imagine. The aliens have godlike technologies, but their society is dystopian and hivelike. Enslaved at first, then displayed as a curiosity, he finally wins his freedom through pluck and intelligence. Despite the luxuries he enjoys in his new life, he longs for his homeworld. He befriends a local noble who tells him that the aliens in fact send ships to his world on a regular basis, quietly scouting and seeking resources while the inhabitants remain blissfully unaware of these incursions. He gets passage on such an expedition.

[...]"

http://slatestarcodex.com/2013/11/28/the-story-of-thanksgiving-is-a-science-fiction-story/
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