I'm doing my taxes this week, so I won't have a lot of time for posting. But I'll share with you this film clip I just found. No wonder geek culture is taking over. This is just wonderful.
If you dislike corporate bullying, and would like to register your opinion, I have a simple and easy proposal: Buy an excluded e-book from one of the venues Jill mentioned. It doesn't have to be from Tachyon -- some five thousand e-books have been expunged from Amazon. You've got a lot of choice.
And let's face it: You don't own enough books.
You can read about the issue here.
"Your counselor is just trying to help you. And that thing is pretty ugly. I wouldn't want it hanging around my bedroom after dark."
"They're . . . all . . . like that. Underneath."
"And we're all skeletons and skulls underneath."
"Personalities . . . Julie. Real . . . feelings."
"But how do you know that, Dad? How do you know I have feelings?"
Morry's mouth twisted into a caricature of a smile. "I know . . . how you . . . started. I was . . . there."
We have collected a few of our favorite stories from 2011 and put them together in a mini free ebook, free for downloading. Of course, you can always read the stories for free right here, whenever you'd like, but for those that like to move about Some of the Best of Tor.com 2011 will be available Feb 14th. Kindle readers can pre-order now , it will be available at other retailers on the 14th.
Some writers who like science fictionFormed a new and exciting traditionDoctor Asimov's heirsAnd his fans and his peersYell hooray and continue his mission
There once was a robot whose rhymeConsidered this directive prime:"My verses must scanIf they possibly canExcept where doing so would conflict with either the First or Second lines."
Asimov, Heinlein and PohlBova, Bear, Gibson & CloughZelazny and SwanwickWilliams and Phil DickGaiman, LeGuin, Doctorow