January 17th, 2012

Sherlock/rules are wrong

Wait - Where Did Monday Go?

* My most recent StarShipSofa "Looking Back on Genre History" segment, which discusses the first English translation of the original manuscript of Jules Verne's "invisible man" novel The Secret of Wilhelm Storitz, is now available. You can download it or listen to it here. If you listen, I hope you enjoy. (A full list of my past podcast segments, with links, is available here.)

* After a spectacular second series, it's great news to hear that Sherlock will be back for a third!

* Young adult dystopias (you can see the lastest iteration of my working list here) are again in the news. Here are a couple of recent articles:
-- from Salon: "What Occupy Could Learn From The Hunger Games"
-- a response from ThinkProgress: "Are YA Dystopias Secretly Conservative?"

I don't usually post about politics here - I'm part of a group blog for that - but I did want to note that at midnight, the English language version of Wikipedia (along with reddit and a host of other sites) is going dark for 24 hours in response to SOPA and PIPA. It's not an exaggeration to say the future of many outlets (including LiveJournal, Dreamwidth, Archive of Our Own, Fanfiction.net, YouTube, DeviantArt, and others that host transformative works) might hang in the balance. It's proposed US legislation with truly global consequences. /Rant

Here's a useful video.

PROTECT IP / SOPA Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo.

"Moriarty Lied: I Believe in Sherlock Holmes!"
- as seen on a t-shirt