Linkblogging For 01/08/13

I’m planning to write a political post and a Doctor Who one tonight. But that’s dependent on me not dying of the heat. I’ve also been sent some very interesting stuff to read, so that might get read instead of me writing.

So in case I don’t do any writing, some links:

Your app makes me fat on cognitive loads, stress and willpower. This is something I’ve had to think about a lot since getting ill from stress.

Big Finish have made all their first fifty Doctor Who stories available for £5 each on CD or £3 as downloads. Some of these are absolutely wonderful.

“This is a natural extension of his legacy and a testament to the enduring popularity of his characters and stories. Billy Pilgrim, unstuck in time, is going to quickly become a Kindle Worlds favorite.” — the universe is clearly broken. This means that Slaughterhouse 5 and Cat’s Cradle are now officially on a par with X-O Manowar

Millennium on The Mind of Evil and on a liberal inheritance tax

Greg Egan has self-published seven of his back-catalogue books as ebooks in the US (they’re still with Gollancz in the UK)

Marc Singer on Simon Reynolds’ Retromania. Fascinating short essay and not just because it quotes me on Doctor Who.

Charles Stross on the casual racism of the border agency and what it may portend for the future.

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