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Just a quick post to share some links:

* From The Chronicle of Higher Education: "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Zombies: An international-relations scholar's satire yields some serious lessons."

* From Locus Online: "2010 Locus Recommended Reading List."

* My latest dramatic narration for StarShipSofa, which is of Caitlín R. Kiernan's haunting James Tiptree, Jr. Award-honored story "Galápagos," is now available on the most recent episode of the podcast.

* Recently I was interviewed by Jeanne Hoffman of the KosmosOnline Podcast about the theme of liberty in science fiction. The interview is now available here.

And last, because it makes me happy, here's the official Hobbit cast photo from the recent press conference:

say hello to bilbo and the 13 dwarves (cast photo)

"Surely you don't disbelieve the prophecies just because you helped them come about. You don't really suppose do you that all your adventures and escapes were managed by mere luck? Just for your sole benefit? You're a very fine person, Mr. Baggins, and I'm quite fond of you. But you are really just a little fellow, in a wide world after all."

"Thank goodness!"

- The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien


( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
Feb. 16th, 2011 04:45 pm (UTC)
The book that Chronicle article is promo-ing is super short and super funny. I recommend it!
Feb. 17th, 2011 02:52 pm (UTC)
Excellent! It looked very interesting, and now with your recommendation, I think I'll have to check it out. Thanks so much!
Feb. 16th, 2011 04:54 pm (UTC)
I just last night saw that Aidan Turner was cast in The Hobbit, and now there he is in my flist! I like this - thank you! *g*
Feb. 17th, 2011 02:53 pm (UTC)
Yay! Glad to be of service. :) I'm glad he's involved.
Feb. 16th, 2011 07:41 pm (UTC)
Seeing Blackout and All Clear by Connie Willis on the Locus list was quite a surprise! As you know, I'm no fan of Blackout and I remember that you felt All Clear also screamed out for more focus and better editing. (Julie D., Forgotten Classics)
Feb. 17th, 2011 02:56 pm (UTC)
Good catch! I was rather surprised by that, myself - and it made me question the validity of the rest of the list, too. (I did very much like CryoBurn by Lois McMaster Bujold, but that's hardly a surprise. The day I don't love one of her books is the day I'll be convinced there's a rip in the space-time continuum, and all life as we know it is doomed. *g*)
Feb. 17th, 2011 03:08 am (UTC)
The Chronicle article was muy interesante - especially the closing paragraphs about asymmetric threats. If the field of international relations is only just starting to think about such things, it could definitely do with this book shaking it up a little. Have you read it yet, by the way?
Feb. 17th, 2011 02:57 pm (UTC)
Good point! I haven't read it yet, though my husband's read several other reviews of it, and based on those, he suggested it to me. Also, darth_kittius above recommends it. So I'm thinking I should check it out.
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