(For some reason last night’s linkblog didn’t post, so here it is late)
The government plans to outsource identity verification for passports to credit rating agencies. What could possibly go wrong?
An interesting article on the reception of the 1954 TV version of 1984 (which will be out on DVD soon, incidentally)
Is the voting system rigged in favour of Labour?
Leonard Pierce on the atheist movement and fundamentalist Islam
Alex Wilcock on new Lib Dem policies both good and bad
Andrew Rilstone has written a six-part (so far) essay on what we mean when we say we like things we know are bad. Here’s part one
And Charles Stross has a not-a-manifesto about why he’s more interested in fantasy than SF right now.
Thanks for the ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ link, Andrew. I was going to post something on that as a sequel to my Quatermass posts, so for me it was timely as well as interesting.
Glad to hear it — you can thank Tilt for pointing me in its direction
OH DAMMIT! Of COURSE a DVD has now been announced … given that I’d just paid last week for a DVD-R version (figuring an official release would never come).
Have any link to the announcement? Don’t see a preorder listing on Amazon as of yet…
I’d also LOVE for a reissue of Year of the Sex Olympics, but I suppose that’s a title far more niche in its appeal…
Also: My God, that looks an amazingly in-depth article! I look forward to digesting it…
I wouldn’t be surprised if the BFI put out a version of sex olympics at some point too…
Oh, fantastic – thanks!
Yes, I hope so. They’re the ones who issued it on DVD in 2003, but that edition’s been out of print for years…
Looks like it might have been worth your while anyway — the DVD has been delayed til March according to Amazon UK’s pre-order page, which was showing a December release date a couple of weeks back… http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nineteen-Eighty-Four-DVD-Rudolph-Cartier/dp/B00M2WZXW4/