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Kate Sherrod
The Suppertime Sonneteer, with many other ridiculous projects coming your way soon!
The Suppertime Sonneteer, with many other ridiculous projects coming your way soon!
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Jack Vance's EMPHYRIO
Despite its originally having been penned in 1969, it's really hard not to see Emphyrio as a sort of allegory of our current predicament, you guys, so I'm not even going to try. Hey, it's not like this is the first time. Remember how I read Philip K. Dick's...

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James S.A. Corey's CIBOLA BURN
"Apocalyptic explosions, dead reactors, terrorists, mass murder, death slugs, and now a blindness plague. This is a terrible planet." -- James Holden After three novels taking place inside asteroids and moons and space stations and vast bizarre alien artifa...

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Wisdom from Dockter Blow...
I wanna be like Spock

So, as a Vulcan, Spock gives primacy to logic. Given a choice between rational and irrational action, Vulcans choose the former.

Throughout the series, this stance is derided, most often by McCoy and his "Damn your Vulcan logic!" Trek loves humans, and cherishes all of their quirks.

But.

Spock is usually right. Spock lives longer and has a bigger impact on the Trek-verse (and even parallel Trek-verses!) than any other character. In a pinch, it's usually Spock who thinks his way out of whatever jam the Enterprise is stuck in that episode/film/novel.

Why?

Occasionally, Spock makes exceptions. E.g., "the needs of the one" and so on. Over the course of his history, we see Spock learn the value of "irrational" concepts like friendship, and every once in a while Spock takes the irrational path. Despite McCoy's insistence, Spock is not a machine. He's a person, and I think Spock, over time, realizes the value of the "person"-al.

(Heck, maybe all Vulcans do. "Live long and prosper" may seem coldly logical on the surface — what else does one strive for in life, after all — but at its core, that phrase means, "I hope everything goes really well for you," doesn't it?)

So, I feel like that's a pretty good way to live. Given a choice, you take the rational path. You tell your irrational human brain to shut up and you choose logic.

Except... sometimes. And, to compound the irrationality of these exceptions, I think, like pornography, you'll know them when you see them.

Anyway, there's your idle thought for the day,.
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Not only is this a kickass story (Octavia E. Butler, y'all, one of my heroes) but there is also a little something at the beginning of this episode you might enjoy. +chris lackey​'s wonderful wife made me very, very happy. As do he and Chad of course.

[The H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast] Episode 342 – Bloodchild
http://podplayer.net/#/?id=29486719 via @PodcastAddict
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[The H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast] Episode 342 – Bloodchild
http://podplayer.net/#/?id=29486719 via @PodcastAddict
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Alastair Reynolds' REVENGER
I had a few false starts with Revenger , I won't lie. I think it was mostly because my brain insisted on trying to turn it into a Revelation Space book, even though it patently is not. There were just enough similarities between the superficial character tr...

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Something good did happen today; the paperback edition of Pulp Sonnets went live!!! You want this beautiful thing if you like my stories at all. Gorgeous illustrations by +Michael Neno​, fantastic cover and interior design by +scott pond​, fun blurbs from +Paul E Cooley​ and +Mike Oliveri​ and +Justin Robinson​... Go get you some!!!!

Pulp Sonnets (Volume 1) https://www.amazon.com/dp/0997528516/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_afWGyb7C7DBK6

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Superhero Sunday: Barred Again!
Somnambulist, that villain, had at last Performed a deed for which there could be no Forgiveness. He had penetrated vast But poorly guarded systems, there to sow A soporific spewer deep within Wind City's only H2O supply! The population, dangerously thin Fr...

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Sci-Fi Saturday: High Fashion
"These coveralls we wear, they have no style! No sex appeal, no shape, no cool details. I hate them!" Tammy's grandmother's sad smile In silence let the girl rage on. "It fails On ev'ry level!" "Well, what shall you do To fix things?" "I've been studying de...

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Fantasy Friday: Spited Faces
The last of all the unicorns had died; The pow'rs that ruled the world they'd shared had banned Procedures that would save her (they had lied Unto the People, as they long had planned. The folk belief was that to save a beast Of this rare kind, a human's li...
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