Am not sure if I’m going to be able to get the next Seven Soldiers post up tonight (I’m now working to Sunday as the deadline for getting the whole thing finished – I hadn’t banked on having several days of killer migraine in a row last week). So I’ve posted the last excerpt from the first Beach Boys book below (if you want my opinion on the live albums you’ll have to buy the book), and here are some links.
Wesley doesn’t like the novel The Daughter Of Time
Dave Ex Machina doesn’t like geeks (that post, and the utter cluelessness of some of the comments, sum up neatly why I don’t ever refer to myself as a geek or a nerd).
Sexonomics (the former Belle du Jour) on the effects on disabled people of laws attacking clients of sex workers.
Gavin B on Source Code and Saturday’s Doctor Who
David Howe on the death of Lis Sladen
James Ward doesn’t like rape jokes, especially ones that aren’t even funny.
Mike Taylor on Saturday’s Doctor Who
Simon Bucher-Jones has a poem about Sarah Jane
Evidence based medicine would be a good idea, if there was some evidence involved
Van Dyke Parks lists albums that marked major milestones in his life. Have I mentioned how ridiculously excited I am about seeing him live in a few weeks?
Lawrence Miles really, really doesn’t like Steven Moffat – I disagree with some of Miles’ views, but he writes so very, very entertainingly…
Adrian Bott on the modern myth of the Easter Bunny. Adrian used to run an occult bookshop, so has less tolerance than most for the more extreme stupidities of Pagans. Just don’t read the comments.
And an interesting look at how automated pricing algorithms accidentally priced a book at $23 million