Monday, April 04, 2005

These Are Still Damn Funny

My favorites of the Locus "Next Wave" of Year's Best Anthologies:

The Year's Best Stories by Old Farts Who Were Once Young Turks (co-editor Norman Spinrad)

The Year's Best New Weird-ish Tales by Cornered & Tasered Non-New Weird Writers (co-editor David Brin)

The Year's Best Retold Folktales Involving Fairies, Sprites, or Pixies (co-editor Nick Mamatas)

The Year's Best Hard SF for Soft-Core Porn Readers (co-editor Anne Rice)

The Year's Best Kathryn Cramer Blog Entries (edited by David Hartwell)

The Year's Best Interstitial Ficciones (edited by a large committee of sixty or seventy writers)

Geeks are great.

Time to Write the SF Story

Damn, I didn't even realize you could skew it this way. But you can:

"Doctors or other health care providers could not be disciplined or sued if they refuse to treat gay patients under legislation passed Wednesday by the Michigan House.

The bill allows health care workers to refuse service to anyone on moral, ethical or religious grounds."

What happens when Jewish/Muslim/Athiest doctors decide they don't want to administer health care to Christians?

Bet they'll nip that in the bud real fast.

Sorry, people: you go into health care, you help people. Everybody. That's the job. That's why we have a Hippocratic oath.


via feministing

Hirsi Ali

''Maybe Americans think, 'This is a naked body,' '' she says. ''But this body is why half the nation in Saudi Arabia is not allowed to drive.''

Somebody Else Said it For Me

Adrienne, on the mixed legacy of the Pope. I pretty much agree with everything she says. Whew. Now I don't have to write up my own post...

Quote of the Day

"Every normal man [sic] must be tempted at times to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats."
H.L. Mencken