This is my 999th blog post, and I have two minor posts planned (a review of Dredd, and a link to a Mindless Ones review of last night’s Who when I write it). I don’t want either of them to be my 1000th post — I’d rather it be something interesting. So I’d better think of something soon, hadn’t I?
Yesterday, in comments here and on Twitter, I defended Ian Levine a bit. Lawrence Miles had written a blog post about him that I thought was a little unfair, and I thought Levine wasn’t important enough for him to be attacking. Then someone pointed me to Levine’s twitter account, where he was making threatening comments towards several people and asking for their addresses so he could confront them in person. He also asked for Miles’ address, so he could sue him for daring to write such a blog post. So here’s a link to that post, because I don’t like bullies who try to use the law to shut people up.
Richard Flowers reviews the Doctor Who novel Timewyrm Genesys
The Digital Reader asks why Amazon has removed text-to-speech from its new low-end Kindles
How Upsetting looks at the way lies about politics spread through social media.
I made the mistake of visitinfg a popular ‘rationalist’ site and looking at a thread about how not to sexually harass women the other day. I’m not going to link to that thread, but many of them sounded exactly like this Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal comic.
Marc Ramsbottom on the proposals for a Peterloo memorial in Manchester.
And a nice little short-short fantasy story