Linkblogging For 09/10/14

(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.

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7 Responses to Linkblogging For 09/10/14

  1. gavinburrows says:

    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.

  2. Don Alsafi says:

    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…

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