As you might be able to tell from recent posts, I’m suffering from exhaustion, which is causing stress headaches and random bursts of crying, hence the few days off from posting recently. Tomorrow is an actual day off, where I don’t have to do anything at all, so I plan to get a backlog again then, but for tonight you get links.
Watch the first British science fiction film, A Message From Mars, free online (If your browser supports it — my particular combinations are the versions of Iceweasel and Chromium that come with Debian Wheezy, and I don’t have Adobe’s Flash installed but do have Gnash, and I can’t get the BFI player to work. More normal combinations probably will)
A zombie story (NB, Slate Star Codex, so comments not checked and not a safe space)
The “Make A Dredd Sequel” campaign has made a free comic available with a couple of classic Dredd reprints
A great YouTube collection of truly horrible novelty records, including Reginald Bosanquet’s disco single, Jim Bowen doing Walk The Dinosaur, and Come Outside by the supergroup of Frank Bruno, Bruno Brookes, Samantha Fox and Liz Kershaw
And I’m sure I’ve linked this before, but the recent discussion about The Imitation Game brought it back to mind, and it’s worth linking again: Oracle by Greg Egan, one of my very favourite SF stories ever; a story that is basically about “what if Alan Turing had lived and had an argument about the nature of the soul with C.S. Lewis?”