So I’m paying hosting costs for this site, right? I bought a domain name and everything. I should do something with it. Here’s what I’m doing right now:
I’m in a bar, lurking in corners with my laptop and munching tiny hamburgers. Creepy and delicious! Even more exciting than what I’m doing right now: things on the internet that I have recently enjoyed.
First up, Leonard Richardson’s story “Let Us Now Praise Awesome Dinosaurs” just went live on Strange Horizons. The story is precisely what it says on the tin, and the world is a better place for it. I haven’t met Leonard, but he was one of the editors of Thoughtcrime Experiments, which has been pretty awesome every time I’ve dipped into it. I should note that this is a story written in the infernokrusher idiom, the description and discussion of which at the link are supremely entertaining reading in their own right.
Next, a review of Robert Heinlein’s The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Nicholas Whyte. He is one of my favorite sources of thoughtful writing about science fiction, and The Moon is a Harsh Mistress has been one of my favorite SF novels for years. It’s one of those books I buy copies of to give away. Nicholas’s review almost perfectly reflects my own thoughts about the book, except if I were writing it there would probably have been a little gleeful gushing about the awesomeness of people hurtling between planets in jury rigged tin cans. But then I think I’m more of a gusher than he is.
Just got word that there is a birthday party I need to be at.