SFSignal’s Interactive Flowchart to NPR’s 100 Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels

SFSignal.com has a useful, interactive flowchart to find something to read on NPR’s listener-compiled Best 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels here. The Science Fiction > Cyberpunk > Gritty Noir (William Gibson’s Neuromancer) | Neo-Victorial (Neal Stephenson’s The Diamond Age, or a Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer) | Samurai (Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash) seems to makeContinue reading “SFSignal’s Interactive Flowchart to NPR’s 100 Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels”

Loathsome Troglodyte Matt Dean of Minnesota Calls Neil Gaiman “pencil-necked little weasel,” Norse Gods Angered

BoingBoing earlier today posted an excerpt from the Star Tribune about Minnesota House Majority Leader Matt Dean declaring war on the Duke Boys, er, Neil Gaiman: House Majority Leader Matt Dean said he reminded Urdahl of the “importance of making sure he has [Republican] caucus support” for Legacy funding for arts and cultural heritage projects,Continue reading “Loathsome Troglodyte Matt Dean of Minnesota Calls Neil Gaiman “pencil-necked little weasel,” Norse Gods Angered”

House Bill 1 Passed This Morning, Eliminates Funding for Public Broadcasting

I received the bad news this morning in my email: The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1 early this morning, which eliminates federal funding for public broadcasting. This is a blow to public radio and television stations across the country and the 170 million Americans who tune in every month. But we are notContinue reading “House Bill 1 Passed This Morning, Eliminates Funding for Public Broadcasting”

It’s Time to Fight Back: 170 Million Americans for Public Broadcasting

NPR and PBS add to the American discourse in ways that no other broadcasting and online presence can do. PBS in particular offers educational and entertaining programming that you cannot find on any other broadcast network much less the hundreds of channels on cable. Public broadcasting is a service for the people, by the peopleContinue reading “It’s Time to Fight Back: 170 Million Americans for Public Broadcasting”