Linkblogging For 20/10/11

I’ll have a proper post up tomorrow for Bigger On The Outside – probably about Philip Purser-Hallard’s Peculiar Lives. I’ve spent the last couple of days going through comments from two of my three proof-readers for the Monkees book, and that should be out by the end of the week.

The plan for the next load of books is (in roughly this order):
Bigger On The Outside
Beach Boys vol 2
Cerebus book
John Lennon book
Ten Things Your Science Teacher Never Taught You (a reworking of some of the How We Know What We Know material into something new)
Beach Boys vol 3
Doctor Who: Fifty Stories For Fifty Years (a look at one who story for every year from 1963 to 2012, which I’ll be serialising on the Mindless Ones)
Elvis book
I’m also working on three pulpy novels – The Case Of The Scarlet Neckerchief, Time Detective and The Plato Stratagem – all of which will be released as 99 cent ebooks by ‘Olsen Bloom’. And I hope to write some more short stories too.

Anyway, enough about my plans for the next couple of years’ worth of books, here’s some links.

Paul Tyler responds to the scaremongering campaign by 38Degrees.

Richard Herring (who I saw live on Tuesday – wonderful gig) has been on top form recently, arguing with morons after Ricky Gervais used disablist language on Twitter. He’s blogged about it here and then for three days straight starting here.

Millennium reviews the last ever Sarah Jane Adventures
. His review of The Wedding Of River Song also contains the magical phrase “Andrew is right”.

And Millennium’s Daddy Alex offers a look at Doctor Who: Paradise Towers

Plok has an interview with a figment of his imagination

Tim O’Neill continues his series on Cerebus

Crispy at The Common Swings has been serialising a wonderful story about vintage TV and music. Start here.

Why argument from tone is discriminatory against the disabled.

The difference between black holes and wormholes

And James Ward wants to reclaim the word Gervais

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3 Responses to Linkblogging For 20/10/11

  1. Herring wasn’t just arguing with Morons, he was misunderstanding people on his side and having a go at them too.

    RNS has an interesting argument, but I’m not sure I agree. I find heightened tone difficult to bear and really view it as a negative quality in an argument. My problem is that I can’t do the matey, laddish tone that makes people fall in love with your writing, I’m stuck with a nice, mature tone. And probably that in lacking the ability to fit in, I fall back on my other positive character traits and get upset when people try and say they’re actually things that shouldn’t matter.

  2. plok says:

    Not “The Pluto Paradox”?

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